Tigray, December 24, 2011 (Mekele) - Tigray Development Association (TDA) said it has constructed a total of 555 educational facilities during the last 22 years with financial contribution of supporters and the public.
TDA Board Member, Dr. Kindeya Gebrehiwot said in connection with the Association's 9th Assembly to be held from 13 -15 January 2012 that the educational facilities include primary and secondary schools as well as technical and vocational education training centers.
Dr. Kindeya, who is also chairperson of the 9th TDA Assembly organizing committee, said so far 400 of the stated number of educational facilities have already gone operational.
The Assembly is expected to evaluate performance during the 2002/2003EC and also discuss on major activities to be carried out over the coming three years, he said.
He said TDA has been striving towards shifting the shed and semi shed schools to modern schools as per the theme of the telethon organized earlier.
TDA has also been contributing share in the areas of safe water provision and supply of medical equipment in collaboration with the Mekelle University side by side with the expansion of educational facilities, Dr. Kindeya said.