A visit to Computer Aid’s partners in Ethiopia

Children at the Cistercian School in Ethiopia using PCs donated to Computer Aid and distributed by Computer Aid’s partner the EKTTS

Partners and partnerships are the lifeblood of Computer Aid and all that we do, and visiting Ethiopia this week to meet with Computer Aid’s existing and prospective partners shows both the problems and the possibilities.

A very full day started at the Axum in Addis Ababa with a press conference on Computer Aid’s visit and our search for new partners to extend the reach of information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) across Ethiopia. Computer Aid has supplied Ethiopians with about 1,000 PCs or laptops every year of our existence, to such widely varying partners as EKTTS (Ethiopian Knowledge and Technology Transfer Society), GACD (Global Action for Community Development), Prospect Ethiopia, and Consortium for Christian Relief and Development Association (CCRDA), as well as smaller beneficiaries – the Menelik II Secondary School, Oromia Regional Government, Amhara Development Association, Information Technology Development Association, Tigray Disabled Veterans Association, and Welfare for Street Mothers and Children.

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