In a community of 40,000 plus people, the literacy rate is about 70 percent. Average literacy rate for the country’s population is 39 percent (UNESCO INSTITUTE OF STATISTICS, 2018).
The students, as well as the people in the community, have no access to a library and other related basic learning and community development facilities i.e. information technology, study center, internet.
Girls and women in Ethiopia have little to no knowledge about safe sex practices and planned parenthood options.
In Ethiopia, there are 30 percent more young women (15 years plus) who are illiterate than there are young men (UNESCO INSTITUTE OF STATISTICS, 2018).
Only 44 percent of youth receive technical and vocational education training from high school (UNESCO INSTITUTE OF STATISTICS, 2018).
Only 4.69 percent of young adults receive university educational training (UNESCO INSTITUTE OF STATISTICS, 2018).
Alemgena is one of the towns found in the Oromia regional government of Ethiopia. It is located about 15.6 km to the Southwest direction of Addis Ababa City.
(In this video, Saskia Bosnie, Director of The Next Stage Foundation is describing the plot of land reserved by the Ethiopian government to build this awesome library and resource center)
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