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Ethiopia - Weizero Azeb Mesfin attended a Global Health and Literacy Luncheon in New York
Azeb Mesfin, wife of Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, was in New York City to attend a Global Health and Literacy Luncheon attended by America's First Lady Laura Bush. Ethiopia is one of the first six countries to benefit from a United States initiative in support of basic education. United States will provide an additional $525 million over the next five years in support of basic education in Ethiopia and other countries.
Below is the summary from the White House.
* Today the First Lady announced that the United States Agency for International Development will launch a major initiative in support of the President’s commitment to basic education in Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, Liberia, Mali, and Yemen beginning in Fiscal Year 2008.
* The goal of this initiative is to provide an additional four million students with access to a quality basic education by the end of five years.
* Mrs. Bush also announced that Dr. Thomas Corts of Alabama has been named to serve as Coordinator for the President’s International Education Initiative at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
* Mrs. Bush reiterated the President’s commitment of May 31, 2007, to provide an additional $525 million over the next five years to make our international education programs even more robust.
Expanded Education for the World’s Poorest Children
* Quality basic education is critical for individual as well as national development.
* A major component of this new Presidential basic education initiative is support for a bold, comprehensive approach to basic education, through support for country efforts that have been endorsed by the international Education for All —– Fast Track Initiative.
* The Fast Track Initiative was created in 2002 as a partnership between developing countries and donors to accelerate the delivery of universal primary education in the world’s poorest countries.
* The Administration has provided $2.3 billion for international basic education assistance since 2002 and requested an additional $535 million in FY2008.
both meles and azeb seem to be very busy these days. much better than the kings of kings and the queens that we have been the degraded to be subjects of for centuries.
your comment is a comment based on ignorance.what is your point?from your words you sound like an ex communist who is still dreaming about the power he lost. If you feel jealous, sit down and think about what you did while you were in office it might be your first step in redemption.
They are hard working Couples. we Ethiopian should admire these persons.They did a lot of things to change the life of the people of Ethiopia.
in my opinion , ethiopia fared much better as a monarchy . i was brought up there and i have seen the healthy economy in those days compared to what happened in the communist era.
How ever hats of to the pm for making best of what was left over .
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