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Hygiene Art in our Kindu Club

By | Child Sponsorship, Water and sanitation

Hygiene is important anywhere in the world. In Ethiopia it is particularly important due to diseases that are spread through everyday life and activities.  At the Kindu Club, an after school programme supporting sponsored children, teaching is given emphasising the importance of hand washing, especially after using the toilet, and before handling food or eating. Sandra Kemp, a nurse from Leicester, runs a DFID-funded project to improve hygiene practice at Gondar Hospital.  She took time off from this vital work…

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World Water Day – Water and Jobs

By | Water and sanitation

Written by Ama Konneh World Water Day is an international opportunity for people to learn more about water related problems, highlight and increase awareness on these issues, and make a global impact. The day itself dates back to 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly dedicated March 22nd as the first World Water Day and has since become an annual affair. Each year, World Water Day focuses on a specific aspect of water – the theme for 2016 is ‘Water…

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Health and hygiene training – Sponsorship clubs initiative

By | Water and sanitation

Written by Sultan Ahmed We are really pleased to showcase the health and hygiene training taking place as part of our of Sponsorship Clubs initiative. The training was held for students from a number of schools at Tsadiku Yohannes Elementary School, with the aim of equipping sponsored students with the tools and knowhow to successfully lead a healthy and hygienic lifestyle. At the end of the two day session each student received a certificate and a package including soap, toothpaste…

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New Waterstation at Dudmegn

By | Water and sanitation

Dudmegn Elementary School has a new waterstation. Access to clean water is a basic human right, and the basis for a healthy life. Northern Ethiopian climate is dry and hot; many of the children at the school walk for more than an hour in the heat and dust. Thanks to the support of the Mandala Trust the teachers and students of Dudmegn Elementary now have clean running water. Dudmegn Elementary School is situated down in the town of Woreta which is found…

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Addis Alem students enjoy the gift of water!

By | Water and sanitation

Addis Alem is one of the oldest school in Gondar, serving 655 children from very poor families living in Kebele 03. There used to be only 1 water tap for the entire school (children and staff) which used to get quite crowded during break time. However, thanks to funds from COFRA (a Switzerland based charitable trust), we were able to change this and now they have a water station with 12 functioning taps! Thanks to COFRA, the Addis Alem students…

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Maksegnit Water Taps!

By | Water and sanitation

Maksegnit 2 Elementary School now has a fully operational water tap system. A big Thank You! the Students and Teachers at West London Academy Primary School for their generous help and donations. We could not have done it without you. Here is what your help has enabled us to achieve: [nggallery id=16]

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Derara Water Station!

By | Water and sanitation

Derara students welcomed a new Water Station providing consistently clean running water all year round. A big thank you to our long term partners World Challenge who helped make this all possible. We would also like to offer just as big of a thank you to Wellington School who not only helped fundraise for the project, but helped to build the water station itself! And here is the results of your hard work: [nggallery id=18]

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Abyot Fray is no longer water free!

By | Water and sanitation

We have managed to provide the children of Abyot Fray Primary school with a fantastic water tap system which has five taps on each side allowing many children to access the water at once. It provides clean water all year round. We would like to send out a huge Thank you to Sybil Sheridan without whom this project would never have been achieved! Here are some great photos showcasing what all our hard work has resulted in. [nggallery id=17]

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Drinking water installed at Tsadiku Yohannes

By | Water and sanitation

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…

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Jenda Elementary’s got a brand new pump!

By | Water and sanitation

Jenda Elementary, a rural school catering for 900 pupils, is 30 minutes walk from the nearest road, which itself is a further hour’s bus ride from Gondar town centre. Until recently, the school had no clean water for pupils to drink. Link Ethiopia funded the installation of a new water pump facility on the school site to replace an old disused well. The water supply is now able to be used by students, staff and the local community. Click here…

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Dosha Elementary School water and furniture

By | Water and sanitation

Back in October we introduced you to Dosha, an elementary school in Asella, a few hours drive south of Addis Ababa. At that time we were fundraising to provide the 1,100 children at the school with a clean drinking water supply and new desks in their classrooms. Well, we are pleased to bring you news that thanks to the generosity of numerous supporters, and especially our friends John and Sue, the pupils in this particularly poor neighbourhood are now able…

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