Access to Clean Water as a Means to Keep Girls in School

2024-03-14T08:07:59+00:00March 14th, 2024|WASH, Education, Oromia Region|

“I was forced to drop out of school to fetch water in June 2019. The rainy season made my toughest chore even tougher; I couldn’t make time for schooling. It was impossible to travel 14 km back and forth on foot in slippery mud and still attend education,” says Saliya Umer, 16 years old, previously

Access to Clean Water vis-à-vis Women’s Empowerment

2024-03-14T07:54:16+00:00March 14th, 2024|Oromia Region, WASH|

“It is for the first time in my life that I have witnessed and be part of such kind of training as woman in Hulule Mojo community,” says Feriya Mohammed, participant of WASHCO training given as part of Hulule Mojo IS-WASH project. Women are the ones responsible for fetching water walking long distance on foot

Paving the Way to Dreams by Making School Accessible for Girls

2023-08-10T18:33:17+00:00August 10th, 2023|EAC, Education, Oromia Region, WASH|

Research shows that most of the girls in rural Ethiopia leave school for four to five days a month during their menstruation because the school environment isn’t conducive to girls. Rahel Shifera is one of these students – she was born and raised in the Gew Gew community, in the Oromia region. She is a

Expanding Opportunities for Overachieving Students

2023-07-12T22:11:56+00:00June 13th, 2023|CP/GBV, Education, SNNPR, WASH|

The Guanga Sanitary Pad Production Facility is an amazing initiative, it allows girls to learn the basics of sewing sanitary pads and garments while giving them back to the community, but what makes it even more incredible are the stories of the girls who take on the program. Hirut is a 20-year-old, she has not

Increasing opportunity for girls through sanitary pad production

2023-06-09T23:42:53+00:00June 8th, 2023|CP/GBV, Newsletter, SNNPR, WASH|

The Community of Guanga has opened a first-of-its-kind program. The program allows girls who have graduated grade 10 or higher to register for a sewing class. In the class, the girls learn to sew reusable sanitary pads and provide them for free to nearby schools. This term, the girls have provided over 500 free pads

An intervention find its way to life-threatening problems of Gende Gara community

2023-08-10T05:06:50+00:00August 10th, 2021|EAC, Global Water Challenge, LEAP, Oromia Region, WASH|

“I had fainted that I didn’t even remember how I got to the hospital while I wake up after half a day” says Mohammed Hussein grade 8 student at Hulule Mojo primary school. Mohammed grew up in Gende Gara community where there is no clean water and the community has to drink river water shared

Hulule Mojo water project inaugurated

2023-08-10T05:07:32+00:00February 8th, 2021|Global Water Challenge, LEAP, Somali Region, WASH|

The project is implemented by Global Water Challenge’s partnership with imagine1day and The Coca-Cola Foundation’s donation of over 2.5 million Ethiopian Birr. It was planned to build 5 waterpoints, 25,000 liters reservoir and to extend 5.2km pipeline in Gende Gara, Gende Gedi, Gende Biyo and Gende Kawa Kebele’s of Hule Mojo Community as well as

Minimizing bottlenecks of education to empower girls

2023-08-10T21:16:35+00:00January 10th, 2021|CP/GBV, Global Water Challenge, WASH|

“I left from school during my mensuration as there is no water to wash with,” says Duni Tewil, grade 10 student. Lack of water has been hindering girl’s education in particular and women’s life in general in Gande Gara village. The worst thing is, both sides - getting and lacking water are problem in this

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