Guest of honor, Abune Earmias, archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church North Wollo Zone Diocese and an honorary doctor, and Dr. Negussu Legesse, Chief Executive Director of the Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association (CCRDA), attended the ceremony. The P2P Ethiopia staff, school community, Woreda Administration, Education Department Head, and heads of different faiths were part of the event. The P2P founder and president, Professor Enawgaw Mehari, and Mrs. Addis Aimero, head of the P2P Education Mission and People to People management, have extended their congratulations message to the school community virtually.
Abune Earmias, archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church North Wollo Zone Diocese and an honorary doctor in the event, has thanked People to People and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church St. Teklehaimanot Church, Ottawa, Canada, for what they have done in rebuilding the Wurgessa primary school together and called every Ethiopian to collaborate in war-damaged school rebuilding projects. Dr. Negussu Legesse, on his part, appreciated P2P for the investment in such an impactful project and for being a valid member of the CCRDA. Also, Dr. Negussu Legesse stressed the need to rebuild schools and other infrastructure in war-damaged areas.
The handover ceremony has received media coverage from Amhara Media Corporation (AMC) and Africa Renaissance Television Services (ARTS).