UNOPS in partnership with the Japanese government is working to improve the quality of life of IDPs returned to their places in East Wollega Zone of Ethiopia.
The project valued at 900,000 USD will improve basic social services and sanitation for more than one thousand IDP returnees in East Wollega Zone through the construction of classrooms, administration building, school toilets and community latrines.
The school will have eight classrooms, administrative blocks and latrines with water supply and solar power facilities. The project aims at delivering on the promise of leaving no one behind of the Agenda 2030 in the education sector benefiting 500 out of school IDP children to access elementary education. The project upon completion will also provide sanitation services through construction of ten communal latrines for nearly 500 family members.
The project supports the Government of Ethiopia’s effort in resettling the internally displaced people in a sustainable manner in line with the Durable Solution Initiative. The project will also contribute to the achievement of SDG 3: Good health and well-being for people, SDG 4: Quality Education, SDG 5: Gender equality, and SDG 6: Ensuring Clean Water and Sanitation for all by 2030.