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China's ZTE donates books to primary schools in Ethiopia

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China's ZTE donates books to primary schools in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, June 24 (Xinhua) -- China's telecom company, ZTE Ethiopia Branch, has donated reference books to three primary schools in Ethiopia.

The three beneficiary schools in Oromiya regional state of Ethiopia are: Segno Gebeya in Mulo District about 45 km north west of Addis Ababa; Asgori in Eilu district of south west Shoa Zone about 50 km away from Addis Ababa; and Eifeberi in Aegerie district of west Shoa zone about 55 km away from Addis Ababa.

The donation of 4677 books worth about 300,000 Ethiopian Birr (about 15,000 US dollars) is in accordance with the three schools requirement and list of books that they needed most, revealed ZTE during the handing over ceremony held on Tuesday at Segno Gebeya School.

Han Yunjie, Human Resources director of ZTE Ethiopia Branch, stated that his company has been contributing to the development activities, especially in the education sector here in Ethiopia.

He expressed ZTE's commitment to further supporting the country' s endeavor in social development in general and the education sector in particular. Enditem

While undertaking projects in the telecom sector, ZTE has been participating in different social activities for the last 12 years in the country, said ZTE in a statement in connection with the donation of the books.

Receiving the donation at Segno Gebeya Primary School, Damissie Bekele, the School Director, said the books are of great importance to the education process at the school.

ZTE said in a statement that it has been cooperating with the Ethiopian Ministry of Education to contribute in improving the quality of education in the country.

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