Britain allocates £ 11 mln to support girls’ education

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Addis Ababa February 16/2013 (WIC) -Britain has allocated £11 million to support girls' education projects in Ethiopia, British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said.

While launching the projects on Friday at Kokebe Tsebah Primary and Secondary School in Addis Ababa, the Deputy PM said the projects will help 50,000 girls to attend and stay in schools.

Two international NGOs namely Save the Children and ChildHope, will implement the projects, he said.
Britain has started to support similar projects around the world since 2011.

Education Minister, Demeke Mekonnen on his part said the assistance will increase the enrollment of girls in primary schools.
Ethiopia has managed to balance the enrollment rate of girls to boys at primary education, he said. (ENA)