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ICCM Ethiopia began in 2001. ICCM has 5 schools (Arbegona, Shashemene, Jimma, Bita Genet, Alemtena) and 1 weekend program (the Addis Project) in Ethiopia. We have 2,566 students in school for this academic year. The Addis Project is an anti-trafficking initiative started in 2016 under the local church (Emanuel Light and Life Megenagna). 46 children participate weekly.

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Languages: Oromo (official working language in the State of Oromiya) 33.8%, Amharic (official national language) 29.3%, Somali (official working language of the State of Sumale) 6.2%, Tigrigna (Tigrinya) (official working language of the State of Tigray) 5.9%, Sidamo 4%, Wolaytta 2.2%, Gurage 2%, Afar (official working language of the State of Afar) 1.7%, Hadiyya 1.7%, Gamo 1.5%, Gedeo 1.3%, Opuuo 1.2%, Kafa 1.1%, other 8.1%, English (major foreign language taught in schools), Arabic (2007 est.)

Religions: Ethiopian Orthodox 43.5%, Muslim 33.9%, Protestant 18.5%, traditional 2.7%, Catholic 0.7%, other 0.6% (2007 est.)

Population: 105,350,020 (July 2017 est.)

Median Age: 17.9 years (2017 est.)

Literacy: (age 15 and over can read and write) Total: 49.1%, Male: 57.2%, Female: 41.1% (2015 est.)

School life expectancy: Total: 8, Males: 9, Females: 8 (2012)

Percentage below poverty level 29.6% (2014 est.)