Improving educational attainment and reading in Ethiopia

Grant to promote educational attainment and independent reading by improving access to good quality libraries.

Link Ethiopia is a charity dedicated to changing lives through education in Ethiopia and increasing cultural awareness between young people in Ethiopia and the UK.

With support from the BFSS, Link Ethiopia carried out an extensive library project, delivering training and meetings for librarians and key stakeholders, awards to restock and refurbish 46 libraries, training and grants for four donkey libraries, development of a new donkey library visiting five rural schools a week, inter-school reading bee competitions, and weekly Saturday reading clubs.


  • Librarians and Directors have improved skills
  • School libraries are improved and better resourced
  • Access to books is increased
  • Students get access to fun reading activities

For the final project report, please click here.