SHIFO HIGH SCHOOL
Shifo High School, Kochore, Ethiopia
This new high school in Kochore District is situated some 448 kms south of Addis Ababa in the Gedeo Zone; bordered on the south by Baya, on the west by Ononicho, on the north by Debo and on the east by Kore. In 2014; the District had a population of circa 156,000 and had 24 First Cycle (infant) schools, 11 Second Cycle (junior) schools but only 1 high school. The drop-out rates post Second Cycle education were therefore in excess of 90% of all students due to this lack of high school facilities.
Shifo High School was officially opened on November 16th 2015 by Gary, Josh and Lydia Entwistle from Cherrytree Bakery
As a part of their own company corporate responsibility programme; Cherrytree Bakery donated funds directly to the Costa Foundation, specifically to fully-fund the new high school in its entirety. Their generous donation covered the cost of construction, equipment, extra-curriculum clubs and materials, water, sanitation and computers for a computer room planned for 2016.
Our sincere thanks go to everyone at Cherrytree Bakery for this wonderful donation, a gesture that will change many lives for the better and one much appreciated by the children teachers, parents and (as can be seen from the images above) the whole community.
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