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Unity College To Train 10,000 Girls

Addis Tribune (Addis Ababa), 2 March 2001

Addis Ababa’The first private college established by an Ethiopian investor, Unity College has last week organized various events to raise funds for 10,000 girls from low-income families to enable them undergo degree program courses at the college.

Panelists who presented papers at the panel organized by the college last Saturday underscored the need to educate women for the development of the nation. They agreed that the project formulated by the college will have a huge contribution to that end. The project to teach 10,000 low-income girls would help women get the opportunity of taking part in the nation building process, the panelists said.

At a fund raising event held at the Sheraton Addis, Unity College pledged to pay 22,400,000 birr to cover the education fee for 2,000 girls in the next five years.

The number of girls at the Unity College is increasing by the year as a result of the College’s policy to give women the chance to join institutions of higher learning, according to its president Dr. Fiseha Eshetu.