Education Cannot Wait to help 746,000 children in Ethiopia


Education Cannot Wait (ECW), a new global fund to transform the delivery of education in emergencies, is set to announce a three-year $165 million Multi-Year Resilience Program to restore the education of 746,000 children in Ethiopia.

The program targets Ethiopian children whose education has been disrupted by conflict and natural disasters. The program set to be announced in Addis Ababa on Friday this week aims at reconstructing damaged schools, according to the information received from ECW. Ethiopia has an estimated 1.4 million displaced and returnee children, mostly resulting from conflicts and natural disasters. One million of these children are out of school, 527,000 of them girls.

Latest data shows that 728 schools have been damaged by conflict and natural disasters. ECW is the global fund dedicated to education in emergencies. The Fund’s Director, Yasmine Sherif, will be announcing a three-year, $165 million initiative to support 746,000 children in Ethiopia, according to the information. “Simultaneously, she will be announcing a seed grant of $27 million ECW to support initial efforts,” it said.