Over 70% of Ethiopians subsist from agriculture. For many people their livelihood depends on the next harvest. Due to the lack of a skilled workforce virtually no handicrafts or industrial sector exists. Because half of the Ethiopian population is under the age of 16, a good training is the key to the development of the country: the young people receive an opportunity to find their own way out of poverty.
With the Agro-Technical Training College (ATTC) Karlheinz Böhm and his Menschen für Menschen Foundation created an educational establishment that is a landmark for the future of Ethiopia. Here young men and women are trained in modern farming and husbandry methods, as well as handicrafts and technical professions. Since 1992 a total of 3.332 students have obtained their Bachelor’s degree at the ATTC.