We’re producing a new special about hunger, airing next fall on public television — and for the past week, I’ve been scouting in Ethiopia, one of Africa’s development success stories. We’ll use the information I learn on this trip to write a better script and, ultimately, produce a better program when I return in April with our TV crew.
One big takeaway has been that education is a government priority — and a fundamental part of Ethiopia’s success. The number of K-8 schools here has tripled in the last 20 years, and almost all Ethiopian children now go to primary school. Here’s a fun look at the art that decorates the playground at one of them.