The first school we suppported since 2007 is Felege Abay. (Source of the Nile) and is located in the center of Bahir Dar near to Lake Tana. The second school for special need is build at Shimbit compound and is in the west of the city. The third unit at Teyma school is in Abay Madow, east of the city.
Together with the local authorities and the university of Bahir Dar.
At the end of 2018, begin 2019, Centrum International promoted a research to investigate the need of parents and their children when they leave school. And what could be the role in society for those children.
With the outcome of the research Centrum International likes to make new plans. These plans we will discussed with the parents, and after that we make a plan for the next years. One of the conclusions is to create a broad spectrum of vocational training opportunities.
During our visit in November 2019 Centrum International worked on those plans together with university and local authorities.
Since 2020 the board has five members.
1. Mr. Hans Vissenberg, Chairman.
2. Mrs. An van Damme, Secretary.
3. Mr. Peter Engelen, Treasurer.
4. Mr. Jan Mommers, Member
5. Mrs. Mariëlle Jacobs, Member.
Three members have a professional work relation with Special Need Education in The Netherlands. One member worked in accountancy and one as an engeneer in construction of buildings. All members are volonteers and are not paid for the work they do for Centrum International.