Case Study: Planning Education Projects in Rural Ethiopia Using GIS

ArcNews April, 2008

Academic Instruction Youth-and-Community

Every day, millions of rural children in Ethiopia do not attend school. Instead, they work on farms; dig in mines; or perform strenuous household tasks, such as gathering firewood or fetching water, which together can take several hours each day. For them, education is out of reach, both because poor families require the additional income and because many areas lack elementary schooling altogether.