Addis Ababa – USAID in cooperation with the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia, developed and published enough textbooks to allow each child in grade 2, 3, and 4 to have their own textbook and improve their learning experience. The materials, developed in cooperation with Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University under USAID's Textbooks and Learning Materials Program, are fully aligned with Ethiopia’s national curricula, are culturally relevant to the Ethiopian context, and incorporate significant cross-cutting themes, such as gender sensitivity and equity, hygiene, HIV/AIDS and community responsibility.
USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Dennis Weller presented the new textbooks to Ethiopia’s State Minister of Education Ato Fuad Ibrahim at the Ministry of Education in Addis Ababa. 5.5 million textbooks are being distributed across the country and complemented by USAID's capacity building support to teachers in improved methods and use of the new materials.
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Last updated: February 24, 2014