From May 6 to 12, 2023, Mrs. Brunella Pastorelli, Administrator in charge of Ethiopia, and Mr. Nicolas Ryter, Project Coordinator, conducted a field mission in Ethiopia. On the agenda: the monitoring of supported projects and meeting with our coordinators and local partners.

The mission began with a visit to the kindergarten and primary schools in Aleltu, 50 km from Addis Ababa, built in 2017 and 2012, which provide excellent schooling for more than 1,400 students. A lab and library, funded in 2018, are in perfect condition.

Through the Trampled Rose program, MAP has supported the schooling of 140 girls since 2014 to enable them to pursue a college education and avoid early marriage through direct economic assistance. We had the chance to meet 115 of the 140 beneficiaries supported at Sheno, Aliyu Amba and Ankober schools, more than 100km from the capital. During the visit, the girls drew their dreams and ambitions, a good way to exchange and get to know them.

Finally, we visited the “Princess Grace” kindergarten in Debre Berhan, built by MAP in 2007, which enables 200 students to study every day. The institution has since expanded to accommodate a total of more than 1,200 students. The dispensary of Mendida, 1 hour from Debre Berhan, supported since 2007, allows the daily nutrition of 70 mothers and malnourished children.

A beautiful mission that highlighted the quality and impact of projects supported for many years, and new avenues for improvement and potential new projects.