Tigray Women's Association Wins Award For Education

Tigray Women's Association Wins Award For Education



   Addis Ababa, July 16, 2002 (WIC)- The Tigrai Women's Association (T.W.A) has won an

   award from the African Women Educationalists Association in recognition of its outstanding

   role in to the advancement of education among the women in Tigrai.


   The Award of Honour, carrying a prize money of 6,000 USD and named after the late Rwandan

   Prime Minister, Agather Uwlingiyimana, killed in 1994, during the Rwandan genocide, was

   bestowed upon the Tigrai Women Association for having excelled its counterparts in Africa in

   raising womens school enrollment and its contribution to the overall improvement in the

   educational quality and coverage in the past six years.


   W/o Aster Amare, Secretary of the T.W.A told reporters today that the award presentation

   ceremony conducted at the end of the a three-day (July 8-10) Conference of the African

   Women Educationalists Association, in Nairobi, Kenya, was attended by African Ministers of

   Education and senior government officials.


   According to W/o Aster, the T.W.A has in the past six years offered tutorial support and

   financial assistance to over 206,000 girl students and emancipated over 3000 mothers from

   the scourge of illiteracy.


   The Association, enjoying a membership of over half a million women has contributed to

   raising educational coverage for women from 39 to 49 .9 per cent, she said.