The Construction of Ayalew Asres High school, Amhara Region, Waghimra Zone Ziquala woreda Telaje Hamusit kebele presented a unique situation which is an example of the struggles students face in the remote and rural area. Previously, students who completed grade 8 at Telaje Elementary School had to travel over 7-hours on foot Tsitsiqa (Zikuala). The implications of the previous situation were that many students especially female in this town was unable never completed higher secondary education; a situation which directly impact the type of workforce and poverty indicator.
Consultant: MVR consulting Plc
As of present, TIRET have expended over Br.14‚664‚165.78 for construction of two new blocks of 10 classroom and other educational infrastructures. To ensure, proper and qualified trainers are motivated to stay in this remote town. The student’s enrollment in the school now stands at over 79 with more than half of the students’ population being female. The construction cost for grade 9th and grade 10 schools totally is 25,098,478.30 birr; so that, the school has been completed & giving service; as well as grade 11 blocks.
At Azilla Primary school, originally was constructed in 1966E.C by the Swedish Missionaries with small number of classrooms which currently have totally dilapidated and infrastructures such as toilets, blackboards and others totally unavailable before TIRET intervention. The construction of new blocks of classrooms, toilets, library and other modern infrastructures by TIRET has brought a new hope with respect to education to the people around their environment. For the new school construction and completion 8‚966‚230.67 Birr is expended by TIRET. The school block construction is undertaken by BDC which is one of the holding companies of TIRET.
In other words, Tiret investments are made up of companies and projects which are legally registered and licensed entities operating based on the commercial law of Ethiopia. Our businesses are strategically setup and managed to be profitable and competitive. TIRET companies as registered entities are subject to every tax, deductions and conditions associated with any other company operating within Ethiopia.
As with our companies where we tempt creating backward and forward links through value addition to the final quality, we do construct schools and concerned with the pupils’ intake. In order to improve school attendance while also ensuring proper feeding of pupils we work in conjunction with various government and non-governmental organization through sponsorship of various feeding initiatives that have resulted in the increase of pupil attendance especially in the rural areas of Amhara region.
TIRET work through implementing organizations such as ESMI sponsored the School Milk Feeding project as an integral part of the School Meal project.
The sponsorship, construction and implementation of five school milk Feeding projects namely Medihanealem 1 primary School (Sekota), Amdework 1 primary School (Dahena), Niurak 1 primary School (Abergele), Meshaha 1 primary School (Sahla seyemt), Wike 1 secondary School (Ziquala) and Tsebariya primary School (Arbatseguar kebele) was at the costs of Birr 8,780,480.00.
The school milk Feeding project were established as model for sustainable social development business as the milk feeds the pupils during the day and in the evening, milk sold is to generate income for the feed and maintenance of the cow farms. As with our other social development interventions, our desires are that such model farms and best practices can be replicated by the local dairy farmers.
TIRET model in the school milk feeding projects is presently being duplicated by government and other organizations across the country.
Some of the TIRET school milk feeding projects can be found in Niurak town. In Amidework for example over 3,000 pupils are benefited.
The support and sponsorship of TIRET for the old and aged includes the construction the old peoples’ home which completed with all infrastructure to make the lives of these elderly comfortable. Still following TIRET models of sustainable eradication of poverty without creating dependency tendencies, TIRET trained and equipped the people of this home on small enterprise ventures which included bread-making which presently provides job for youths and also help provide extra income for the running of the old peoples’ home
We also engage in providing various assistance to those physically challenged individuals through schemes such as providing used materials, etc. This intervention has helped to give dignity to many disabled and physically challenged individuals who have become income earners and even employers of labor.