Tigrai Development Association is a tax exempted none profit making organization established 25 years ago. The association in collaboration with its members, supporters and development partners implement over four thousand projects that benefited over four million people. It primarily focuses on alleviating problems on the education sector. For the sake of this important reason, TDA constructed and furnished over six hundred schools in Tigrai. Furthermore, TDA implemented projects on the health sector, reduction of unemployment, supporting culture, art and sports of the region.
TDA as a member based organization has chapters all over Tigrai, 30 chapters in major Cities of Ethiopia, 30 chapters and sub chapters in different countries of Europe, America, the middle east, Africa.
TDA – Germany is one of the leading chapters that TDA has. The chapter together with its members and development partners constructed four primary schools, shipped bio – engineering equipments that worth over 100 million birr, sent professionals that offer medical service etc. On top of this, the chapter provide Tigrai health institutions with professionals that transfer their knowledge in installation, maintenance and operation of medical equipments.
This task of TDA – Germany is fruitful especially when the name of its reliable development partner Etio – Witten is stated. Etio – Witten as its name reveals is a charitable organization homed in Witten City of Germany. This organization is established and led by Dr. Ahmedin Indres and his friends. The organization has been providing health services, trainings and equipments to health institutions in Tigrai in general and Ayder referral hospital in particular.
Years had pass since Mekelle University, particularly Ayder referral hospital joined TDA, TDA – Germany and Etio – Witten in executing development endeavours in Tigrai. It took its share when TDA – Germany and Etio – Witten as well as TDA initiates any project.
Our point here is not to tell our readers on all past performance of TDA, TDA – Germany, Etio – Witten and Mekell University. The point is to disclose what was done by the four organizations last week.
It was last year members of Etio – Witten, namely Brigets, Helga and Tina paid a visit to one of makeshift schools in Wereda Kolla Tembien. The school is Duramba Primary School with over 400 students. The three kind and honest ladies touched by what they saw in the school. Little beautiful kids sat on stones; Follow their classes attentively; suffered from the bitter heat and wind. Having these touching stories, the three ladies flew back home (Germany) and started to look for funds that enable them to convert the makeshift school to proper one. Using different fund raising methods, they managed to collect enough amount of money and came back to Ethiopia last week to realize the project.