Agriculture is key in Ethiopia, employing around 80% of the population, contributing 47% to the national income and accounting for roughly 90% of exports.
According to officials, about 56% of Lemo’s rural areas do not have primary schools within villages. Lemo is one of the most densely populated weredas of the region, with rapidly increasing population.
Goal of the Project
In 2012, BBBC began implementation of Shurmo Education and Community Development Project in three kebeles, with the support from INA and Australian DFAT.
Phase 1 was designed to get vulnerable children to school and healthy, while laying a foundation of good development awareness. The focus will shift to economically empowering households to enable them to be self-sustainable.
Phase II Shurmo Education and Livelihood Development Project will address the issues on food insecurity and income generation.
- Improve the educational status of 1152 (574 being female) children at pre-primary and primary schools in the area
- Attain at least 80% food security improvement for 820 farming households, to afford at least 2 major meals per day.
Increase income of at least 40% of 1063 farming households, widowed mothers and Self-Help Groups in the area by June 2020