Changing lives in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has faced historical, social, political and cultural issues which have restricted progress in education for centuries. Most people in rural Ethiopia think that work is more important than education and many cannot afford to send their children to school when they could be helping the family to earn much-needed money. While school is free and compulsory, only 60% of Ethiopian children are enrolled in full time education, with most of that number living in towns and cities, not rural areas.