Projects in Ethiopia
International education and teachers training projects in Ethiopia.
A visit was made to Addis Ababa during the 2nd two weeks in October to present a training session on practical physics to Ethiopian secondary school teachers and to two teacher trainers. Two teachers who had been in the profession for 23 and 30 years respectively said that the course was by “far the best” that they had attended.
The visit was also to progress the establishment of an Information, Training and Workshop Centre in Addis Ababa. A laboratory, small office, storage space and lecture theatre will be available once the Centre becomes established at the site and work is ongoing.
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The IOP project in Ethiopia is progressing with plans to set up Workshop and Information and Training Centres (WITC). The first centre will be in the capital Addis Ababa and will have oversight of four regional Centres.
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A second teacher training session was conducted in July 2010 to demonstrate a range of equipment to Ethiopian physics teachers and the equipment was subsequently donated to the participating schools.
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After a visit to Addis Ababa in 2007 and 2008 to provide physics equipment and training for teachers, the Institute of Physics made six laptop computers available for use by physics students in Addis Ababa.
The Ethiopian government was very impressed with library facilities provided by the Anglican church in the Arat Kilo area of Addis Ababa, close to the Ministry of Education head offices, that they invited the church to open another library in the Lambaret district.
This new library opened in December 2009 and in the 4 months to April 2010 had registered approximately 500 children to use the facility with a further 1000 on the waiting list.
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The IOP has started a first roll out project in Ethiopia, supporting two schools in Addis Ababa, in late 2008 based on the model used in Rwanda.