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Laureate Feature: Whiz Kids Workshop

Friday, May. 11, 2012

2010 Young Laureates Programme. The team of Whiz kids workshop, at their office, Gerji district. From the left to the right: Ajaeb Ahmed, Tewodros Ambaye, Shane (Bruktawit's husband) Etzenhouser, Bruktawit Tigabu, Hanna Belayneh, Marcos Tesfaye, Biniyam Mulugeta, Amina Abdella. | Want to see more photos? Visit our Facebook Page! 

Who: Shane Etzenhouser & Bruktawit Tigabu, Co-Founders

What: Whiz Kids Workshop:

Where: Ethiopia

When: The Tech Awards 2011 Microsoft Education Award Laureate:

How: Whiz Kids Workshop provides education through children’s television and mass-media programs reaching millions. Their programs are built on research, culturally relevant, available in local languages, and are internationally recognized for quality and educational value. 78% of Ethiopian children enroll in grade 1, but only 45% of those who enroll are still in attendance by the end of the first year. Of those who remain in school, half will have a zero reading comprehension level by the end of grade 2.

Tags: Photo of the Week, The Tech Awards


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