Primary School education in Ethiopia comprises of grades 1 – 8, from the ages of about 7 to 16. As mentioned above, the provision of primary school has improved in Ethiopia over recent years and enrolment levels reflect this. However, completion levels remain lower than would be hoped, and the Daughters of Charity aim not just to increase the availability of education but the quality of education also. The high number of school drop-outs can partly be attributed to a lack of quality education. Ethiopian schools, for example, have a severe shortage of textbooks, often relying on outdated and inappropriate internationally donated books. By providing outstanding facilities and a high quality of teaching, the projects provided by the Daughters of Charity are transforming the communities they are working in. They currently provide 3,891 children with primary education across 6 locations in Ethiopia. These schools work in tandem with the other projects mentioned in the rest of this report.