Thursday 25 June 2020

Ethiopian Ministry of Education partners with UNICEF, Save the Children and SES to broadcast educational content on Ethiosat TV Platform

The Ethiopian Ministry of Education (MoE) and Regional Education 

Bureaus (REBs) with the support of UNICEF, Save the Children, and a leader in global content 

connectivity solutions, SES, have launched nine new educational TV channels on Ethiosat TV 

platform to enable the continuity of learning for school children who have been at home since 16 

March amid COVID-19 school closures. 

Tuesday 23 June 2020

Life in a pastoralist family; Zahra's story


Zahra(name changed for protection)15, is a grade six student at a primary school in Somali Region. Zahra is the second born for her parents who have four other children. Currently, Zahra and many other children in her village are no longer going to school due to the Coronavirus pandemic and are missing the school meals that, for most children at the village is often the only and most reliable daily meal. 

Zahra’s story in her own words (quotes):

Friday 12 June 2020

“I wish things improve and our children could live in peace and grow healthy.” Mariam’s Story

Thursday 11 June 2020

They said I had to get married: Arsema's story


Arsema in small village of Tigray region

Arsema* is a 14- year-old girl who lives in a small village in Tigray region, Ethiopia. Before the Coronavirus pandemic happened, Arsema was a grade seven student. An outstanding student, Arsema came in third in the last academic semester.  Then Schools were closed due to the pandemic and Arsema had to stay at home like 26 million other children across Ethiopia.

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Innovating to combat COVID-19: Arega’s story


Here stands 28- year-old Arega Antonious Maru. He lives and ran a construction finishing work business in Addis Abeba, before the COVID -19 pandemic.