Based on the 2017 projections by the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA), the Afar Regional State has a population of 1,812,002, consisting of 991,000 men and 821,002 women; urban inhabitants number 346,000 of the population, a further 1,466,000 were pastoralists.

EDA animal health and functional adult education (FAL) projects take a holistic approach to ensure that both men and women have equal opportunities to access quality education. The FAL or education program is integrated with livelihood according to the community-led development approach.

Poor reading and writing skills of the young girls in the lower grades have a negative impact on a girl’s academic success through primary, secondary, and post-secondary education. EDA has partnered with private stakeholders, the school community, the government, and Teachers Training College to provide young students with a safe school environment and a solid academic foundation.

Success Stories

 Safe Migration 

In March 2022, the CSO community platform members in Wolaita Sodo held a community conversation on two thematic issues.  The Sodo platform established and supported by British Counsel's implementing partner Emmanuel Development Association (EDA) is comprised of migrants, prospective migrants, and community representatives who are working to bring out grassroots voices on issues of migration of management.  In the conversation, the platform members discussed ways of enhancing resilience through job creation in Wolaita Sodo to reduce irregular migration and ways to improve the operations of private employment agencies.  U


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  • Donation of Biomedical Equipment for Health Facilities

    EDA has donated medical equipment’s for 10 Health Centers and 2 Hospitals in Oromo Special Zone of Amhara Region with the grant assistance of Children Believe.. The donation has been made to address the damaged and looted health facilities due to armed civil war and hostilities occurring in the region since few months ago. The donation mainly contains biomedical equipment’s of laboratory materials, electronics and biomechanical equipment’s of items with twenty types such as delivery coaches, delivery sets, patient beds, examination coaches, infusion stands, microscopes, stethoscopes, electrical vacuums, weighing scales, autoclaves and so on. Read More:
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