Our Impact

Current Ethiopian statistics*

  • 82% of women over 15 are Illiterate
  • Only 30% of females receive education past the primary level
  • 16% of girls are married by 15
  • 41% of girls are married by age 18

*UNESCO and UNICEF website


  • Our students are often the first in their family to be in school
  • They are chosen for their desire to learn
  • They are outperforming their peers
  • For the last three school years, COEEF dropout rate was less than 8%, and the 2014-2015 school year was only 2%.
  • Ethiopian National average is 16.8 %
  • Since 2008, 40 girls have graduated from high school and all of them went on to college