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Support for Better Education

Project currently on pause
About the Project

School children in the rural village of Sm’echa-Zala, located in northern Ethiopia, lack the materials and resources vital to expanding their education. The local elementary school does not have a proper class setting -- missing chairs, a library, books, latrines, etc.  The community has reached out for help in improving the learning environment.


The Engineers Without Borders student chapter at UCLA, working with the non-profit Relief Society of Tigray, plans to design and build a library in this village. The library will act not only as a place of learning for local children, but for everyone in the surrounding region.  With this one-story building, we aspire to create a library fully equipped with solar panels which will provide electricity for an e-learning center.

We are currently raising money to fund an assessment trip to determine measurements and specifications of the project, as well as also planning community outreach presentations to spread education awareness.

I want to help!
How You Can Help

This project will not only give meaningful experience to aspiring engineers of UCLA, but will more importantly make a lasting impact in the community of Sm’echa-Zala,Ethiopia. We appreciate any level of support in our endeavor to bring the joy of reading and education to the children of Sm’echa-Zala. Thank you for visiting our page!

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