Ethiopia. 82 million Inhabitants 1,100,000 km 2 Capital: Addis Ababa. UK: 62 million Inhabitants 243,000 km 2. The city hall in Addis Ababa. Currency : Birr GDP per capita : $ 1,015 (UK: $36,120) Government : Federal parliamentary republic. Capital: Addis Ababa 530 km 2
62 million Inhabitants
243,000 km 2
GDP per capita: $ 1,015 (UK: $36,120)
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
530 km 2
1,500 km 2
Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
Climate type: tropical monsoon, the dry season prevails from October through May; the wet season runs from June to September.
Landscape: desert, tropical forest, mountain.
48 indigenous languages
Other religions: 5%
We work in partnership with the regional government of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regional State (SNNPRS).
Link works at all levels of the education system – with parents, communities, teachers, school managers, district education authorities and central government – to identify and remove the obstacles to quality education
The project will have an impact on approximately 140,000 children, teachers and woreda staff in extremely deprived rural areas.
Link is working to improve the quality of education in rural schools so that children and their communities have a better chance in life.
Your work as a partner school can support African school improvement. By doing so you can find out how education, health, environment and other important issues impact on your partner school learners, teachers, communities and country.
The majority of the 188,000 population live below the poverty line and have poor access to social services. There are 33 primary schools in the woreda and approximately 35,000 primary school students.
The main problems for the woreda are high poverty levels and over-population. It has a population of 201,000 and consists of 29 rural kebeles. There are 32 primary schools with 40,000 students.
DamotPulasaMost of the 102,000 population grow maize, beans and sweet potato, however rain failure and pests are a recurrent problem and often drive much of the population into hunger.
Damot SoreDamot Sore has a population of 138,430. Similarly to DamotPulasa, many survive on growing crops and therefore suffer similar problems, because of this migration out of the area is popular.
What would you like to tell your partner school about?
What would you like to learn from your partner school?
Put together a school profile and introductory letter to send to your partner school. Send information about your school and ask pupils to interview staff members and one another about the school and hat goes on there. Get the whole school community involved with compiling the introductory information and ask them to write about how the community is involved in the school and their hopes for the partnership.
Step 5. Planning for the future
You will be sent a copy of Link School’s Programme Partnership Pledge at the start of your school partnership. The Partnership Pledge sets out some of the basic commitments that will help to make your partnership successful. Think carefully about how much correspondence you will exchange and what would be most useful for both schools. Think about embedding the link in your School Development Plan to ensure the whole school’s commitment to the link. This will also help you to review progress and set new targets.
Step6. Creating a Partnership Agreement
This is a working document to help you to ensure that your partnership is as realistic and productive as possible. The Partnership Agreement is at the heart of a school partnership and it is best practice to set one up with your partner school as early as possible. It will help your o focus on realistic aims, establish mutually agreed educational goals and evaluate the effectiveness of your partnership.
Step7. Take part in a joint learning project
We currently have themed resources on the topics of health and the environment enabling exciting joint learning to take place within the curriculum of both schools.