If it were not for education, rural communities will find it difficult to break the cycle of poverty. Where our communities reside in are remote parts of Ethiopia and Somaliland. School facilities are often neglected and are inadequately equipped. Since its founding Balay Foundation has helped to reconstruct and improve both the elementary and secondary institutions, which are a key component of development. Moreover, we have developed and funded scholarship opportunities for gifted students unable to afford tuition fees of universities.
The attainable benefits of this plan include:
. Raising the profile of local education
. Decrease of classroom overcrowding
. Increased student-teacher ratio
. Improved learning conditions and results