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Hope: Ethical pencils for Ethiopian children

By | Libraries, books and literacy, Projects

‘Hope’ are helping us resource Ethiopia’s schools. The founder of Hope, Evan Lewis, made his pencil production line so efficient that he decided to donate the extra pencils being produced to supporting global education projects. He originally launched Everything Environmental in 2005, which has become the leading company in eco-friendly and ethically sourced promotional merchandise across Europe. With a few tweaks, they grew their pencil production from 2 million to 3 million per year, but they decided to put this…

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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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Happy International Women’s Day! Empowering girls through education

By | Girls' and inclusive education

Written by Rahel Yibrish. Today is International Women’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women across the world. Gender parity is something Link Ethiopia is deeply passionate about and our team are champions for girls’ education not just today but every day. Celebrating our Link Ethiopia and Kindu Trust female leaders International Women’s day was proposed in 1910 by two German advocates for women’s rights, Luise Ziets and Clara Zetkin, who tirelessly promoted…

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St. George’s School Phase 2 Opening Ceremony

By | Projects

Written by Ama Konneh On the 9th of May, the opening ceremony for the opening of Phase 2 of our St George’s School project was held. This phase saw the construction of a further four classrooms (on top of the original 6), an IT suite for children to expand their knowledge of technology and develop IT skills that could potentially improve their future prospects, toilet accommodations to better standards of sanitation and basic hygiene, a guardhouse, and workshops. These improvements…

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Andinet’s new classroom – a success story

By | Classrooms and furniture

Written by Rhi and Ama Ethiopia is still a country of economic divides. Although there has been major progress recently, there is still an obvious gap between urban and rural areas in terms of basics such as education, sanitation and development. In the countryside, an agricultural way of life often means that time is limited, as rearing livestock and tending crops leaves little to spare. The schooling resources for rural areas are often scarce. Educational facilities are lacking, and the…

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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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Entrepreneurs in Ethiopia

By | Projects

Written by Muna Ethiopia is becoming a land of business opportunities. There have been reports of many big hotel chains opening new branches in Ethiopia. It is confirmed that the Hilton Hotel will open in 2020 in Awassa, one of the fastest growing cities. Thanks to the new infrastructure, not only will the Ethiopian hospitality industry grow, but attract entrepreneurs worldwide as well. Ethiopia harbours at the moment uncountable entrepeneurs. Many of these entrepreneurs have successful local businesses. For example, Solomie…

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Triumphant string of victories for The Wolves

By | Sports

Written by Muna It was a busy week for our Summer football team, the Link Ethiopia Wolves. The Wolves competed in four matches, battling through the group stages of the Gondar Under 17s Cup tournament, last week. The first game was against ‘Esufikir’. Both teams were strong and remained upbeat throughout the match. At the end of the first half, the score was 1-1. Despite the Wolves best efforts, Esufikir gained the upper hand and scored their second goal. Esufikir…

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What is the difference between a ‘refugee’ and a ‘migrant’?

By | Girls' and inclusive education

Written by Muna Europe is dealing with a major refugee crisis – the largest since World War Two. Many refugees are fleeing their countries to find sanctuary in European countries. More than 300,000 people have risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea so far this year and over 2,600 haven’t survived the dangerous crossing. It is predicted that these numbers will increase. Conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have contributed heavily to the refugee crisis. In the…

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The Wolves return!

By | Sports

Written by Muna About a week ago, our favourite summer football team the Link Ethiopia Wolves, from Gondar, played against the Andinet Elementary School. The weather they played in would make it difficult for anyone to succeed in. As if Mother Nature had it in for the Wolves, the playing field was very slippery and wet due to the continuing rainy season. But the Wolves had their eye on the ball and the as a whole maintained a strong, energetic…

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Link Ethiopia donates computers

By | Projects

By Tefera Teklu (Photos by Lauren L. Elliott) Link Ethiopia donated used computers to three Technical & Vocational Education & Training Colleges that are found in Maksegnit, Kola Diba and Addis Zemen near Gondar. The colleges received 13 computers each.   The regional Manager, Elsa Kebede, briefed the representatives about Link Ethiopia’s programmes and about the computers. “I am delighted that Link Ethiopia is able to support your college with these resources and I am sure you will be able to…

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World Challenge Projects Summer 2014

By | Projects

By Hannah Dillon and Tefera Teklu Link Ethiopia’s partnership with World Challenge has cemented with another fruitful year that saw a flurry of construction and painting activities. Cheers to every group of young people who did their part in making sure that access to better education in Ethiopia is fair to all, especially to girls and pupils with disabilities. We hope that you will come back some day to see the changes that have come through your invaluable support. And…

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