Banking on the future
Deputy Mayor of Addis Ababa Adanech Abebe is leading an effort to help local students meet their basic needs in food, uniform, school supplies and other everyday needs. The City Administration is therefore pledging 1.7 Billion Birr and is in need of 600 million Birr to help fund the mega project. She has called on banks, other institutions as well as the public to help meet the financial requirements of this effort. So far, the initiative has received 350,000 school bags, 20,000 shoes, according to her.