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Students interacting with community members in a pond side

EGST Development Students Investigated Community Issues Acknowledged Best Student Experience

EGST students, faculty and staff in Development Studies Program conducted practical field work in Yabello district, Borena Zonal Administration in Oromia Regional State. Focusing on pastoralist communities, gender, health and FBO social services the 17 practitioners stayed for four days in the field from May 18-21, 2017.

The students learned from community members on how the Borena Oromo people with a rich cultural heritage of land and economy has lost their livestock in the current drought that affected the zone.