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Culture and Tradition in Abobo, Ethiopia

2018.01.11 //

The integral education project in Abobo, which has been carried out by the Barceló Foundation in Ethiopia, has promoted and consolidated the educational impact on the population of the area by carrying out educational activities throughout the year and especially, reinforcing the access of young people and adults to higher education during the Summer months.

One of the most relevant actions has been the collaboration in the compilation and edition of a selection of traditional stories of the Anuak ethnic group, written in the local language. A language of oral transmission that through its learning, reading and writing, young people can participate in the continuity of their language, their traditions and their own and genuine culture, in addition to contributing to linguistic diversity, essential in the world heritage.

It is a pioneering project that aims to preserve a language, of which practically nothing written exists. Those responsible for the education and health project of the Catholic Church of Gambella, María Taboada and María Teresa Reale, have been responsible for the distribution of the edition of the stories, in which other entities have also collaborated.

Through these actions 4,010 users, both from the schools and the library, will be able to know their origins and their history.