The Tigray Region, officially the Tigray National Regional State,[B] is the northernmost regional state in Ethiopia. The Tigray Region is the homeland of the Tigrayan, Irob, and Kunama people. Its capital and largest city is Mekelle. Tigray is the fifth-largest by area, the fifth-most populous, and the fifth-most densely populated of the 11 regional states.
At the heart of every movement to transform the state of education, are people committed to a future that looks very different from today. Three years ago, we began a conversation with the Kilte Awelalo district in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray. Children were attending school beneath trees, seated on stones and dirt