Planning and Development Commission
In collaboration with the Central Statistics Agency and the Institute for Policy Studies, the responsible bodies of the Planning and Development Commission have donated more than half a million birr worth of educational materials and school renovations in Shewarobit.
The Commissioner of Planning and Development, Dr. Fitsum Assefa, handed over 300,000 birr worth of school supplies to the city administration during the summer volunteer service and the “Ethiopian Clothing” program in Shoa Robit.
According to information from the Planning and Development Commission, the commissioner also started a 300,000 birr renovation at a primary school.
The city government has allocated over 1.2 billion birr for school feeding last year, benefiting more than 600,000 students
According to Deputy Mayor, Adanech Abebe, the city administration has allocated more than 1.2 billion birr for education in the last budget year, benefiting more than 600,000 students in and around the city.
In addition, the city administration has identified food insecure people in five sub-cities and established food centers that can accommodate 1,000 citizens at a time to provide food services to thousands of street dwellers and low-income earners.
He was presented at a World Food Conference hosted by the United Nations in Rome, Italy, yesterday.
In addition to providing students with nutritious food and increasing student achievement, it has also significantly reduced the rate of repetition and dropout, creating a steady income for more than 10,000 mothers through the cooking program.