Although Ethiopia has achieved impressive economic growth in the past decade, the country remains one of the poorest in the world where more than 27% of the population lives below the international poverty line of 1.9 USD per day per capita. A very significant proportion of the population lives with shortage of the basic necessities such as food, medication, and water. Over 80% of the population lives in rural areas, where very backward form of subsistence agriculture is practiced. The country has a youthful population with 73% under the age of 29 years and with a very high youth unemployment rate.
The Dodola and Nansabo districts of West Arsi Zone in Oromia. region have significant number of unemployed youths. In order to tackle this problem and in Dodola and Nansabo in particular, the Gudina Tumsa Foundation (GTF) together with its partners, is currently implementing a youth empowerment project called Dodola and Nansabo Youth Social and Economic […]Read More
Ethiopia has shown progress in access to education, especially at the primary level. Primary education is compulsory and public schooling is absolutely free. The enrolment rate has increased significantly, but there is also a very high dropout rate. The rate of Grade 5 completion is at 85% and Grade 8 completion is at 54%. In […]Read More