World Vision (WV) has donated 41,194 reference books worth about $235,000 to the Ethiopian Ministry of Education to be distributed to about 10 new universities in the country.
WV Ethiopia Director Margaret Schuler handed over the donation to Takele Gebre-Kidan, Office Manager for Construction of 10 Ethiopia's Universities, in a ceremony held on Saturday at the Ethiopian Ministry of Education in Addis Ababa.
Schuler said World Vision's key strategic direction focuses on education at the elementary, secondary and university levels.
The donation, which came from WV's Australia division, demonstrates "the interest the World Vision has in helping the government of Ethiopia to strengthen the universities and to ensure quality education at both the lower levels and also at the university levels," she said.
Takele said that the donation from WV Australia is timely as Ethiopia is currently working to improve the quality of education in higher education.