January 21, Addis Tribune-Girls' Scholarship Fund Established
By Our Staff Reporter
Ethiopia has been granted US $ 137,000 for a Gils' Scholarship and Mentoring program, to provide scholarships for girls in Ethiopian secondary schools, the USIS disclosed last week. The funding, from the U.S. government's Education for Development and Democracy Initiative (EDDI), will be also utilized for support activities for the schools participating in the program.
WINROCK International, a U.S.-based private voluntary organization, has been awarded a contract to implement the program. WINROCK has been active in Africa since 1985, having developed programs in agriculture and the environment, and has worked closely with the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) and other NGOs concerned with education and leadership development.