Medaghi is a village located in a valley far below the town of Lalibela, and is inaccessible for months of the year due to impassable river crossings.
The small primary school was struggling to cope with over 600 students across Kindergarten to Grade 8. When there is lack of space in classrooms or poor conditions at schools, girls are the first to miss out and drop out. Incredibly, the Medaghi community spent 7 years trying to build two new classrooms themselves! But in 2019, they could go no further having exhausted their funds and resources, and the classrooms sat unfinished and empty.
In 2020, we completed their two classrooms and as a result, 186 children who had previously dropped out, returned to school!
We also commenced construction of another four new classrooms which are expected to be finished at the end of 2021. The result here will be a school where every girl in the community has a place in the classroom.