The Hungarian Ecumenical Charity has inaugurated a school and a well in western Ethiopia’s impoverished, draught-hit Gambella region where it has also implemented agricultural development and community building programmes, the charity said on Friday.
The charity has built a primary school in Tierkodi and installed a well providing drinking water to 4,000 people in Itang, it said in a statement.
In the region, where 90 percent of locals live off agriculture,
the charity has also built a mechanical mill, distributed seed corn, goats, lambs and fishing gear and organised trainings on their sustainable use.
The programme has been implemented with a 125 million forint (EUR 329,000) support from the Hungarian government’s Hungary Helps humanitarian aid scheme in partnership with the Ethiopian Evangelical Church (EECMY-DASSC).