1st E-Learning Lab in Rural Town in Sidama

DFTF’s first E-Learning Lab has installed at Rehobot School in the Sidama Region of Ethiopia. DFTF partnered with Computer Aid International in UK to provide 22 laptops, 1 projector, 1 printer, desks and chairs, speakers, and a RACHEL server (Digital Library) was supplied to enhance ICT training in the rural area. 


The ceremony to hand over the equipment was graced by Abebe Bolka, Minister of Yirgalem City Administration Education Office, and attended by the founder of Dream for the Future Jenny Kim and Alehilign Shudura, Academic Director of Dream for the Future in Ethiopia. At the launch of the computer lab, Abebe commended the partnership between Dream for the Future and Ethiopia, noting that Yirgalem Town was proud to be a beneficiary of such a facility.



The project is part of DFTF’s mission of increasing Ethiopian students’ access to quality education under its educational assistance program. With the availability of the E-Learning Lab, students in rural schools now have access to learning about computers with a RACHEL server. RACHEL (Remote Area Community Hotspot for Education and Learning) provides an internet-like experience for students to access the world’s best free educational websites including Wikipedia, Khan Academy, and over 100 more. RACHEL turns these remote, rural labs into a learning center for students in the communities.


DFTF’s E-Learning Lab is set up to enhance the teaching and learning of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), STEM education, PC Basics, Microsoft Office Suite, and Photoshop. The Learning Lab would be used by over 800 students in Rehobot School and other children and youth in surrounding communities.