Adami Tulu Schools
Many families in Adami Tulu, a village eight kilometers south of Ziway, did not have the opportunity to send their children to school. We are in the process of developing a campus to handle classes up to Grade 8. We already have children in nursery, kindergarten, and first grade.
The Meserete Kristos Church of Ziway opened a small pre-school close to the main highway running from Addis Ababa to Kenya with the capability to accommodate 150 children. But soon after opening, the school was closed due to lack of funding.
Misgana Ministries obtained the funding to help the church retain its prime land and also re-open the school. After maintenance and improvements were completed, the school began classes again in 2010.
In order to provide education space for the oldest children, generous donors working with Lifesong for Orphans sponsored building four additional classrooms in 2011, bringing the total number of classrooms to six. Due to the additional space, more children were enrolled and classes added.
Along with the added modern classrooms, Misgana Ministries built two new gates, an upgraded latrine, guard house, and constructed a strong cement block wall that protects the compound from the close main road.
The ministry also remodeled and expanded the existing dining facility, continuing to serve two meals a day to the children as at the other schools.
Our generous donors sponsored the completion of additional facilities which allowed us to enroll more students at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. This expansion allows the school to educate children from pre-school through second grade.
In order to provide classroom space for the children’s continuing education through fourth grade, Misgana Ministries is constructing a nine room building. This project will house six classrooms, offices, and a library, allowing 220 additional children to attend school at the Adami Tulu campus.
Also at the Adami Tulu campus, a larger and more modern dining facility is being constructed. This new cafeteria will be able to serve up to 600 students.