The Participations of Non Governmental Organizations in Education Service Delivery in Gedeo Zone: Ethiopia

Bizuneh Getachew Yimenu


Non-governmental  organizations  (NGOs)  have  been  assisting  the  people  of  Ethiopia  with charity,  relief  and  development  activities  especially  since  the  major  famine  of  1983/85. The aim of this study was to assess the participations of NGOs in education service delivery in Gedeo Zone. The research is a combination of both qualitative and quantitative research in its approach. The researcher collected primary and secondary data from the NGOs, government officials and beneficiary communities. Accordingly, the study found that NGOs role in education includes direct service delivery, capacity building, material contributions and school constructions.  The study also found that even though, NGOs involvement has benefited the local community; their operation is not diversified functionally and geographically.  Except  pre-  education  and  non  formal  education,  NGOs  role in  direct provision  of    education service  is  limited  to  specific area.  This is mainly due to the constraints like: luck  of  sustainable  finance, lack  of  cooperation  from  concerned  government  bodies,  lack  of  community  support,  capacity problem and  government interference.  Therefore, building  local revenue source  and mobilizing community  support  have  sought  to  reverse  lack  of  financial sustainability  and  enhance  NGOs  contribution. Finally, capacity building, improving financial management, cooperation and networking among NGOs and support from government are recommended.

Keywords: Education, NGOs, Service, Woreda, School

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