WHY SHOULD STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WAIT YEARS FOR TECHNOLOGY?

At ET Learns, we believe they shouldn’t.

In many parts of the developed world, schools use cloud computing, educational software, learning games, videos, and websites to enhance the learning experience for students. In many other regions, however, students have no access to computers, internet, or even reliable textbooks. At ET Learns we believe that every child deserves access to cutting-edge, twenty-first century education technology, no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they make. Our mission is to ensure that students in rural and underserved areas don’t have to wait decades to learn with the best.


What We've Achieved

  • Provided more than 100,000 students in Ethiopia's Southern Nations access to cutting-edge technology over the next five years.

  • Partnered to install 17 learning labs in primary schools, secondary schools, and community libraries.

  • Brought more than 300,000 new books to school libraries.


OUR Beginnings

ET Learns has a special connection to Ethiopia.

Betty and Bill Graff were Peace Corp volunteers with experience in Ethiopia as far back as the 1960s. This service started primarily as work in local school and universities, but expanded significantly over the following decades. In an effort to continue this legacy of service, the Graffs founded ET Learns – an organization dedicated to serving students and teachers throughout Ethiopia. Since those beginnings, we have delivered over 300,000 new books to school libraries. With the advent of electronic learning, ET Learns also started to deliver digital books and educational materials to the schools.  As technology advanced, so did ET Learns.

With these pioneer projects completed, ET Learns then looked to the future. Currently several active projects are being implemented, all designed to better Ethiopian schools using technology. Advancing with technology, ET Learns plans to use educational content servers, Chromebooks, local intranet connections, and much more to provide Ethiopian students the twenty-first century education they deserve.