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Providing 100% of Primary Content Electronically – Nicholas Robinson School, Mekelle, Ethiopia


90 students, 50 digital libraries, 100% primary content, 100% lessons using eBooks, 70,000 eBooks

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100% of Primary Content Electronically

In 2014 the Ethiopian Ministry of Education commissioned and published all their primary content, textbooks across all subjects, online available to download by any student in Ethiopia. For the first time in history Yellobric have been able to provide all content required for grade 11 students across all 11 subjects. The 90 students in grade 11, the oldest in the school, were the first students to join the kindergarten when the school was founded in 2005. The suite of 50 eReaders and 70,000 electronic books will help them achieve graduation next year, many of the students hope to attend university.

Nicholas Robinson School

Founded and run by the Tigray Disabled Veterans Association (TDVA) the school primarily educates the children and families of disabled war veterans. Following the end of the Ethiopian civil war in 1991 many of the veterans were unable to support and educate their children until Kathryn and Max Robinson stepped in to construct a kindergarten in 2004. Since then a primary and secondary school have been constructed and construction is underway on a special needs unit. The school is fortunate to have some of the best staff and facilities available in northern Ethiopia and has been held up by the Ministry of Education as an exemplar school. Yellobric hope to work with the school to demonstrate the impact digital media can have on the learning outcomes of students before using it as a template for other schools. You can keep up to date with what is happening at the school and Rainbows4Children on their facebook page.


Rainbows4children is an independent foundation set up in memory of Nicolas Robinson (son of the founder) and provides education for disadvantaged children in Ethiopia – primarily the children of adults with disabilities such as loss of limbs and blindness. 100% of donations go directly to the educational projects. This is made possible because all the administration work is carried out entirely by unpaid volunteers. The patron of Rainbows4children is the renowned BBC journalist, Michael Buerk. To find out more about the incredible work Rainbows4Children are doing why not visit their website.

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