Corvallis is a city in the state of Oregon, United States. The Corvallis-Gondar Sister Cities Association (C-GSA) was created in 2004. Link Ethiopia has been been working with the C-GSA since 2011 in making Tsadiku Yohannes (TY) Elementary School a “model school”. The “model school” vision included making the TY school, the best practice model in teaching, learning, and school facilities.

It is unusual for a primary school in Ethiopia to have an IT room! Not many Ethiopian primary schools do. However, one of the “model school” priorities included, better IT literacy for teachers and students. So far, the Sister Cities have donated 11 refurbished desktops and 7 second hand laptops! The School has donated a classroom for the IT lab and the Ministry of Education promised an IT instructor.

The first batch of 35 students (27 males, 8 females) were recently trained by the IT instructor Ato Worku and we held a graduation ceremony to celebrate this success. We congratulate the students and we hope our partnership with the Corvallis goes from strength to strength.