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Adventures with a Donkey in Ethiopia

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Written by Rory It’s 2pm in the heat of the Gondar afternoon and I’m following the happiest donkey in Ethiopia. Happy because he’s spreading the joy of reading in for Ethiopian students without libraries … and because carrying his load of books, rather than bags of cement or teff (a grain used to make injera, Ethiopia’s stable bread) that are the usual fair of his fellows, is a cushy number. I am at Bahire Ginb school near Maksegnit, a small…

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Charity Golf Club team raises £1,250

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Written by Muna The Charity Golf Club organisation held a fundraising event recently at the Hainault Golf Club outside of London. The club consists of more than 20 friends, who work to make a difference in the lives of thousands by raising money for various charities. They do this by holding golf tournaments for a different charity every month throughout the year. We were thrilled when we heard that the club had chosen Link Ethiopia to be supported for the…

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Impington Village College – Our Fantastic Fundraisers

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At Link Ethiopia we are lucky enough to have some truly dedicated and energetic fundraisers who make everything possible. In this blog we thought we would turn the spotlight on the fundraisers and let them tell you what they’re up to and why they raise money for Link Ethiopia. Students at Impington Village College in Cambridgeshire are raising money for their partner school in Ethiopia. They have been involved in a range of fun activities to raise money, including persuading their…

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Link Ethiopia & Nisir put pen to paper to promote education!

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By Tefera Teklu Link Ethiopia and Nisir Societal Development and Environmental Protection Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together towards the promotion of education and the culture of reading. The agreement initiates cooperation between the two organisations to the advancement of reading culture in Ethiopia, research and community service. They have also agreed to look for opportunities to support each other financially by pursuing governmental, non-governmental and private funding for joint-projects. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Rory Dillon,…

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‘Beautiful by Sky Hormbrey’

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Written by Laurence The wonderful single ‘Beautiful’ is out now! The song, written and performed by Sky Hormbrey from Headington School, is raising money for their partner school in Ethiopia – Hamle 19! The school have done amazing things over a Link relationship that has lasted many years. We really hope this amazing effort furthers the fantastic work they’re already engaged in. You can download the song on iTunes here, and help us change lives through education: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/beautiful-single/id983283795

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Brackenbury Christmas Fair

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Written by David Fricker from Brackenbury School School fairs are an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of global links and keep the school community fully informed. At Brackenbury Primary School in London, the school’s Link Ethiopia Club holds a stall to promote the school’s link with Besebarok School in Ethiopia. Each year, the school has fairs for Christmas, Easter, Eid al-Adha and during the summer too! Every fair provides a great opportunity to also raise funds for Link Ethiopia’s…

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Harvest 2014 at Tannery Drift

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Written by Laurence Tannery Drift Primary School decided to link their Harvest Festival enrichment activities and learning to their School Link with Selam Elementary in Enfraz, Northern Ethiopia. Harvest time is a fantastic opportunity to link food and other development challenges in Ethiopia to those faced by communities in the UK (e.g. people relying on food banks). It’s important young people in the UK and across the world learn that the problems we face are often universal challenges and hardships,…

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World Challenge Team At Addis Alem Elementary School

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Written be Zemene “A school World Challenge team, from Winchester College, arrived in Gondar on the 24th of July 2014 to take part in a trip of a lifetime. The group of students are part of one of Link Ethiopia’s exciting expedition trips, in partnership with World Challenge, which aims to connect Secondary School students from around the world with schools and communities in Ethiopia. The team spent a week refurbishing a classroom at Addis Alem Elementary School, and also…

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Creative learning for Grovelands Primary School

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Written by Julia Wathen The children at Grovelands Primary School get creative learning about Ethiopia – from cooking traditional Ethiopia food to decorating bags using African Patterns. The children successfully made ‘injera’ – Ethiopia’s ubiquitous sourdough flatbread – and a lentil curry and even managed to raise some funds for their link school, Adama No.5, through selling the bags at the Summer Fete – they have raised nearly £100 – fantastic! The children have also been connecting with their link…

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School gets creative for the Barefoot Billion Campaign!

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Written by Julia The British performance poet Philip Wells – also known as ‘The Fire Poet’ – is currently undertaking a 1,000 mile barefoot walk. The ‘Barefoot Billion’ challenge is to raise both awareness and funds for children around the world living in poverty. Schools around the world have been asked to get involved in the campaign, with students writing poems, wishes or messages for the future. Tannery Drift First School has embraced the challenge and created a wonderful Barefoot…

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Schools Summer Projects Update

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More clean water for kids at Tseda School! We are pleased to announce the completion of a water station project with 8 new taps at Tseda School bring the total available taps to 14. These taps provide clean, fresh water for the around 1773 pupils and 47 members of staff at the school. More classroom space at Yekatit 23 Elementary School Recently, a much needed staff facility has been completed and the construction of the new classroom is now well underway…

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Corvallis-Gondar Sister Cities Association win Best Overall Program award!

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The work of the Corvallis-Gondar Sister Cities Association (C-GSCA) to develop sustainable programs and promote cultural awareness, respect, and understanding has been recognised by Sister Cities International, who have awarded them the ‘Best Overall Program’ award in their annual awards recognitions. Specific projects in 2013, for which the C-GSCA and Link Ethiopia were praised, included: improving the quality of student learning by promoting sound teaching practices in Gondar schools, through training and professional development, establishing computer access and literacy, and…

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The children at Fairlight Primary School have been busy bees- Greetings & Fundraising!

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The students and staff at Fairlight Primary School have been busy preparing letters and pictures to send to their linked school in Ethiopia, Kebele 19 Elementary School. The children have written lovely letters to the Ethiopian students introducing themselves, talking about their lives and about the local area, Brighton. Truly wonderful work from the children, we’ve sent the package off now so it will arrive with Kebele 19 School soon. Additionally, the school has begun fundraising for Kebele 19 School…

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A BIG THANK YOU TO SCOTT FOR RAISING OVER £2,000 FOR LINK ETHIOPIA!

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Written by Julia Wathen Scott Rice successfully completed his sixth London Marathon this month and we are pleased that he has decided to support the work of Link Ethiopia for the second time. He has raised around £2,250 and we are truly grateful for every penny which will aid children’s education in Ethiopia. Scott is an enthusiastic runner, he trains and racing all year round, with an impressive weekly mileage peaking at 60-70 miles per week. His relationship with Link…

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