Urgent appeal from MIT

The Mekelle Institute of Technology is in severe financial straits and is seeking urgent support from people of good will. Although academic activities and all other requirements for the last three semesters have been fulfilled, the Institute, in order to provide high quality education and to continuously admit new students, requires additional laboratory and dormitory buildings as well as laboratory equipment for the Departments of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Electronics & Communication Engineering.

Thus, the amount required for such undertaking is a little more than USD 500,000.00(five hundred thousand US Dollars). We are working on plans to secure up to USD 200,000.00(two hundred thousand US Dollars) locally. However, without the remaining USD 300,000.00 (three hundred US Dollars) our efforts can only accomplish the construction of incomplete and empty buildings, seriously hampering our core plans and academic activities.

MIT is a non-profit private science and technology institution, where current students, with the support of sponsors, are all provided with full scholarship including room and board. Although MIT has plans that will ascertain its sustainability, it will always require the help of its supporters.

It is exhilarating to see our students, in just three semesters, accomplishing results that are beyond our expectation. MIT now, thanks to the hard work of its highly dedicated lectures and brilliant students, is completely networked and all students have developed their own individual websites in English and Ethiopian languages. We continue to work diligently in establishing relations with similar institutes in the United States of America, local colleges and universities and securing millions of Birr worth of essential equipment, books, teaching staff and student sponsors.

This very promising Institute will, without a doubt, play a major role in the development efforts of Ethiopia. Therefore, in order to ascertain the viability of this very important Institute and to fulfill its noble mission, regardless of how small it may be, we urgently need your support.

Hence, we urge you to kindly send your donations to:

Mekelle Institute of Technology
Account Number 3504
Commercial bank of Ethiopia
Mekelle Main Branch
Mekelle Ethiopia

For further information about MIT, please visit our web site at: www.mekit.net
Your prompt and positive response will not only be highly appreciated, but it will also secure the viability of the Institute.

Best regards,
Dr. Mulu Muruts
Dean