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How does the social enterprise model work?
Students from urban towns who have the means will pay a fee for their education. The ground floor of the building will be rented to generate income for the school; the research component and other short-term courses organized with various organizations will also generate income. Additionally, the College will be used as a COC examination center by the Ministry of Health which will also generate additional income. Once all the costs of the College are covered, 100% of the net income will be used to sponsor the education of rural girls to become midwives. These trained midwives will be required to go back and serve their communities for at least two years at the end of their education.
How much does it cost to attend LeDeG Midwifery college?
It costs 10,000ETB per year equivalent to 500USD. This does not include school equipment, uniform and food. This shows how school fees are generally very low in Ethiopia and this does not facilitate the social enterprise model initially.
How does the school cover all sponsored students?
LeDeG midwifery college has established the LeDeG Foundation which will administer the sponsorship funds. 100% of the net income will be transferred to the LeDeG Fund, and will be used for the sponsorship of students from the rural areas to become midwives. Additionally, donors, International organizations, NGOs and individuals will be encouraged to partner, and contribute to the foundation. Full sponsorship for a rural girl per annum will cost 3000USD. This covers school fees, lodging, food, uniform, school equipment teaching aid and a monthly stipend of 300 ETB. We aim to reach the level of 50/50 ratio between paying and sponsored students.
How many students can the school accommodate?
The school can accommodate 80 students per year. Currently, it has a small dormitory which can accommodate 12 students. This will be expanded in the coming years when the number of sponsored students will increase.
What is the level and type of education provided by the school?
- LeDeG Midwifery college aims to graduate students with a Bachelor of science (BsC) midwifery degree in 4 years.
- The College will also upgrade diploma level midwives and nurses to the BsC degree level in 2 and half years.
What additional courses is the school providing?
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
These are need-based short-term trainings (three days to two months) related to maternal and child health programs. Depending on the skill audit to be performed on bi-annual basis, staff and students are the primary beneficiaries of the program. In addition, the college is planning to provide government standardized trainings to related professionals, for front-line service providers and health facility management staff.
Is the college Accredited by the Government of Ethiopia?
Yes, the school has obtained accreditation from the Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA). The accreditation for midwifery Bachelor of Science degree training.
Why is the school a Center of Excellence?
As a Center of Excellence, the college will have a quality assurance focal person (head of academic affairs) and a quality assurance committee which will ensure that the training provided by the college is above standard.
COC examination center
The college was selected by the Ministry of Health to be a COC examination center, where all students from other schools will come to be examined and certified by the government. This demonstrates that the school is considered as one of the institutions with higher quality standards in Ethiopia.