After the plane crash in which Paolo lost his life, CISP formulated a project that would remember him in the way he envisioned development cooperation.
Paolo died in Ethiopia, but more importantly, he lived there for many years. He was connected to the country by a special bond formed by a deep knowledge of its history and his friendships with many people that live there. Among the regions of the country that Paolo knew and had travelled to, we chose Western Hararghe and the city of Chiro.
For Paolo, working from the perspective of people and communities and their needs was extremely important, and that is why we decided to focus on the Chercher Preparatory School, a public school in Chiro that serves the local community.
We have identified a need: the school library, a place where, among other things, boys and girls with limited means can find tools and materials for study and further education.
We created a support fund to finance the construction and furnishing of the library. The final cost of the library was €55,700.
With the remaining funds and those we will continue to collect, we will establish scholarships to provide support in accommodation and maintenance for girls who cannot afford their studies.