Improving the quality of pre-school education

Tesfa Ligos Kindergarten in Kirkos was founded in 2004 through an initiative of community members. The project was implemented by HOPE’87 and Godanaw and construction expenditure was covered by the UNESCO Foundation and HOPE’87 respectively. Despite great efforts of the school administration, local government and non-governmental organisations, the kindergarten has been facing various challenges in addressing the rising demand for quality child education in the area. These challenges such as insufficient number of classrooms, the absence of a dining and sleeping room, as well as lack of educational material and technical equipment for the increased number of pupils have become the point of departure for a project initiated by the Professional Alliance for Development (PADet) in 2010 under the supervision of HOPE87. With financial support from the Austrian Embassy in Addis Ababa, a resting room was added to the kindergarten, existing facilities were renovated and the capacities were strengthened to offer improved education and childcare.

Project Background: 

Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa and is ranked in 173th place in the Human Development Index of the UN, with an adult literacy rate of 39% and an average of 2.2 years of education received by people aged 25 and older. The Kebele (=district) that is targeted by HOPE’87’s latest activities is located in the middle of Addis Ababa and is faced with overpopulation and a high rate of poverty resulting from economic and social problems.

Project Type

Development Project, Education

Project Duration

01/04/2012 to 01/10/2012






Kebele 05,06,07, Kirkos Sub City, Addis Ababa


Austrian Embassy in Addis Ababa, HOPE'87