U.S Embassy Donates 4.5 Million Birr Worth Educational Materials
Awassa, June 20, 2002 (WIC)- The U.S Embassy here has donated educational aids worth
over 4.5 million birr to the Southern Ethiopia Nation Nationalities and People's State
The donation, which was obtained from the U.S based Irish NGO, included over 30,000
textbooks and chairs.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Head of the state Education Bureau, Gebre Kirostos
Nurye said the donation would help mitigate the shortage of textbooks from kindergarten all
the way through higher learning institutions.
U.S Ambassador to Ethiopia, Tibor Nagy said on his part that his government would continue
to assist the State's education sector activities.