LIAE discusses with government officials on ways to establish Excellence Center in Hossana City
- Plans are underway on both sides
Love In Action Ethiopia (LIAE) held a half day meeting with top government officials on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 in Hossana City, Hadiya Zone, SNNPR, on ways to establish Excellence Center in the Region.
“This is what we’ve been thinking about for more than a decade. I’m thrilled that the project is well recognized by top senior officials of the zone. It’s getting done now,” said LIAE’s Executive Director, Ato Aklilu GebreMichael, during his opening speech. He added that LIAE has already designed a proposal and started taking some practical actions including soliciting funds for the project.
Speaking at the meeting, Hadiya Zone Administration Head, Ato Melaku Temisso, indicated that the establishment of the Excellence Center has a huge significance in terms of addressing the socio-economic challenges that rural children from no-and low-income families are facing in their effort to continue their high school education being far away from their families.
The Center is part of LIAE’s New Initiative (NI) to be implemented over the coming five years in the region. LIAE is currently undertaking a New Initiative, which includes the establishment of Excellence Center, Elders and Children Rehabilitation Center, Mothers and Children Specialized Hospital, and Training Center in Hossana City, Hadiya Zone, SNNPR in the next five years (2016-2020). The Initiative was developed based on baseline surveys, and a serious of discussions with all concerned stakeholders.
A team of LIAE’s staff members visiting a location in Hossana City, where the Center is likely to be established