Generally UTNA defers development activities to Tigray Development Association as UTNA members are active members of TDA North America.

In addition, UTNA funds a middle school in the historic place of Dedebit using income from Lekatit 11 events from across the USA and Canada. This is being done with the consultation of TDA and Tigray regional Govt.

The project was commenced in 2011 in the presence of UTNA chairman at the time.

Since then the following projects were completed.

. Ladies toilet

. Gentlemen toilet

. Water wheel

. Fencing the school

.  School Furniture

Completion Report for Dedebit Funded by UTNA

The school still needs building of class rooms and other basic needs which UTNA Promised to help on continuous basis in partnership with TDA.