Well our first week in Ethiopia was full of getting settled, setting up contacts and getting to know the staff. Last week we had the opportunity to go out to a village that is about 20 minutes outside the city of Debre Zeit where we are staying. One of the things that we do for Engage Now Africa is evaluations. We go out to schools that the NGO has built and check up on them. We see if the building is doing well, if the school is running at full capacity, and we look for room for improvement. It is not enough just to build a school and walk away. You must make sure that it will continue to run and educate the children that surround it for years to come. We took statistics and interviewed a teacher, student, and the guard. This school currently educates 210 students. Before the school was built the children stayed at home and helped out with household chores. Now these children have the opportunity to get an education which is priceless. Here are some pictures from our village visit. We will keep you posted!