A noble gesture
Shimbit Primary School is located in Shimbit Sub City of Bahir Dar city. This school, embroidered with an image of Emperor Haile Selassie in the front, is surrounded by a school owned by two charity organizations that teach more than four thousand students of poor families. Because of shortage of classrooms, more than 70 students learn in a single suffocated room. In another room made of steel sheet, more than 700 pre-kindergarten stay. The school also has a section where mentally ill students follow their education. East African Bottling Company now has invested three million birr for the construction of five classrooms for this more than 10 years old school. While these classrooms will accommodate 600 students, the company has laid down a cornerstone for the construction of additional classrooms. The company is carrying out its corporate social responsibility to the community in Bahir Dar where it produces more than 38 crates of different products making it the third largest plant it owns in the country. It also has created employment to more than 300 people from the area.