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Turkish aid agency continues projects in Ethiopia

Students display items made in wood, metal workshop set up by TIKA in school in capital

Seleshi Tessema   | 01.08.2021
 Turkish aid agency continues projects in Ethiopia File Photo - Cengiz Polat, Programme Coordinator of TIKA in Ethiopia speaks during an exclusive interview about TIKA made humanitarian assistance in support of the needy in restive Tigray, Ethiopia’s northernmost region in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 16, 2021. ( Minasse Wondimu Hailu - Anadolu Agency )

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia

An exhibition of items made by students in a wood and metal workshop set up by Turkey’s state-run aid agency was held at a school in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on Sunday.

Students of the Mekanissa Abadir School, a kindergarten and junior secondary level institute, have learnt valuable vocational skills in the workshop made by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), according to Abudulahi Ibrahim, the assistant headmaster.

Cengiz Polat, TIKA’s country director in Ethiopia, told Anadolu Agency that the organization has assisted the school in many ways, including renovations, apart from establishing the workshop.

“The workshop was designed to produce tables and chairs for the school. This project will help the school become self-sufficient when it comes to furniture requirements,” he said.

Another objective was to help hone the technical skills of the students, he added.

TIKA has undertaken many humanitarian assistance and development projects in Ethiopia, most recently renovating the ancient al-Nejashi Mosque in the country’s north.

“We will continue to provide multifaceted assistance to Ethiopia,” Polat said.

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