Business community of Hintalo Wojerat woreda donated over 480 thousand birr
Mekelle: 16 October 2012 E.C
The business people of woreda Hintalo Wojerat in collaboration with its administration carried out a successful fund-raising event at Adigudom to show their solidarity to the continuous effort of TDA in creating better access, equity and quality of education and health services and its public mobilization activities.
During the event woreda administrative officials of different sectors, traders, residents and other development supporters were present. In less than an hour a total of 486,490 birr (69%) was able to have been donated (out of which 136,490 in cash, 190, 000 in kind, and 160,000 birr was that which was promised) though the plan was to raise 700,000 birr.
While delivering opening remarks, mentioning the 30 years’ remarkable works TDA accomplished on the improvement of equity and quality of education and health services coverage, Mr. Hailemariam Haftu director of membership mobilization and fund raising directorate of TDA, expressed his gratitude on behalf of TDA and its beneficiaries to the business community and woreda administration for organizing such a telethon supporting TDA’s endeavors, esp. in converting makeshift/‘dass’ classes into buildings.
Tigrai Development Association, through utilizing different fund-raising mechanisms, is endeavoring harder this year to convert 1000 makeshift classes into standard buildings, and build primary and secondary schools, science and technology centers, and health institutions.