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10th Dec 2011
We want to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and new year. 2011 has been Link Ethiopia’s most successful year to date, thanks to your support, and we are thoroughly looking forward to what 2012 brings.
We are pleased to announce that our 2012 calendars are on sale now. Details are below. Get them while stocks last!
There is also still time to order your fun and unusual Christmas gifts from our Gift Ethiopia website. All the gifts are needed by the children, schools and communities we serve in Ethiopia. As always your support is hugely appreciated!
Do read on…
Link Ethiopia’s 2012 Calendar
For the first time we are selling Link Ethiopia calendars. They are attractive and informative, showing a combination of historic, cultural and educational scenes from Ethiopia. They also include Ethiopian proverbs, and (alongside UK public holidays) some of the most important dates in the Ethiopian calendar.
Each calendar costs just £8 (approx 9.50 euro, $12.50) and you can see them in more detail, and make your purchase, via our website:
Get them while stocks last!
It’s back! Our gifts will bring a smile to the faces of your friends and family this Christmas. While at the same time they’ll bring a smile to children who are eager to learn, thousands of miles away.
Thanks to your support our projects now reach over 100,000 young people throughout Ethiopia. With your help we will be able to do even more to expand quality education to youngsters in towns and rural areas through 2012 and beyond.
So now’s your chance to give someone a gift that you feel passionately about; whether it relates to the importance of clean drinking water, hygienic toilets, books, or teacher training. Or perhaps you’re looking for something slightly out of the ordinary… like supporting our donkey library!
Visit www.giftethiopia.org to support the children and young people of this amazing country.
… with special gift cards
For each gift you will receive a colourful and celebrational gift card explaining about the specific support you are giving, and these are posted to you 1st class so you can write messages and give them to your lucky family members or friends.
So please, visit our Gift Ethiopia website and give a special gift to a special person. It’s a brilliant way to support our work.
Thanks for all your encouragement and support throughout the year. We are looking forward to all that 2012 will bring.
30th Nov 2011
The largest elementary school in Gondar, Tsadiku Yohannes, is set on a large site in a relatively poor area of Gondar town. It caters for 3,200 children, half in the morning shift and half in the afternoon, and teaches pupils from Grades 1 to 8. Tsadiku Yohannes is particularly special because it also caters for blind and deaf pupils and those with learning disabilities.
We recently worked with the local community to address the shortage of water facilities onsite. We were able to support the school with a new drinking water facility for pupils to use during break-times. Thanks to everyone who made this project happen!
Help more Ethiopian schools get access to clean water. Click here.
19th Sep 2011
We are embarking on a large project in this elementary school on the outskirts of Gondar in northern Ethiopia. As well as building much needed classrooms we will be funding sturdy desk and chair units for five new and existing classrooms. This will mean students will be able to study and learn in a much more comfortable environment.
14th Aug 2011
This growing school is over an hour’s walk from the nearest town, Azezo, in the north of Ethiopia. Link Ethiopia and the local community recently completed a joint project to build two new classrooms to expand the school to Grade 7.
The students completing Grade 6 would previously have either walked to the nearest school in Azezo or stopped going to school. This project will give each young person in the local community the opportunity to continue their education for another year.
You can help support a school like Kilil Rufael – click here to find out how.
3rd Aug 2011
We’ve funded the equipment and installation costs necessary to provide an internet and email connection to the Fasiledes Secondary School in Gondar town. We’re also supporting the running costs for the scheme for the first 6 months. Our aim is to roll this level of information access out into other schools in the area.
Link Ethiopia has also supported schools with technology equipment such as this heavy-duty printer at the only preparatory school in Gondar town. The machine has revolutionised the production of exam papers and other school paperwork and administration.
Help introduce computer technology into other Ethiopian schools by clicking here.
30th Jun 2011
We are very pleased to introduce two new members of our Ethiopian team who we recently recruited. Their names are Mulugeta Birhane, who will be managing our northern Ethiopian projects from our Gondar office, and Habtamu Dereje who is managing our southern Ethiopian school linking activities from our Bishoftu (Debre Zeit) office. They have already fitted in very well to these two hard-working teams!
We are also really pleased to introduce Shree Mandke who has relocated from the UK to join our Ethiopian team for 6 months to help develop our our projects work and help our teams prepare for the future growth of the charity.
So here is our current, expanded, team in Gondar:
Belayneh Shewaye Mulugeta Derso
Elsa Kebede Mulugeta Berhane
And here is our expanded Bishoftu (Debre Zeit) team:
Yohannes Abebe Hailemariam Ayano
AND our Gondar team are settling in well to their new and larger office. Our previous office was far too small to accommodate our growing northern team. The new one, just nearby, in the centre of Gondar town, is twice the size and is much brighter and nicer to work in. Here are some photos of the new office space.