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Two days in Tokuma

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Written by Rory Dillon I think Tokuma school is located in one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. As we chugged up the hill in our Toyota 4X4 (which our driver swore was less than ten years old but looked like it was older than me) from Ambo to Dadagelan, the horizon opened up in an undulating patchwork of green: 360 degrees of hills dotted with accacia trees and farmsteads as far as I could see. There was something…

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The Great Ethiopian Run Experience

By Sports

Written by Lynn Combes, teacher at Sincil Sports College “Sincil Sports College have been part of the Link Ethiopia School Linking programme for nearly three years now. In November 2012 I was able to visit our Link school in Bishoftu with a colleague; we were encouraged by our Headteacher to take on this experience after the school gained funding through the British Council Connecting Classrooms grant. Since then, we couldn’t have anticipated how our Link partnership would grow and blossom….

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Cup Final disappointment for the Link Ethiopia Wolves Football Team

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Written by Zemene “The Link Ethiopia Wolves Team played their last game on Saturday against their counterparts Kebele 03. The game was held during a hot day, and both teams struggled mightily during the tense and exciting Gondar Under-15s Cup Final. Within a few minutes of the game commencing, the Wolves struck eagerly and scored. And up until the 15th minute of the first half, the Wolves were leading their counterparts 1-0. But Kebele 03 managed to equalise, and from…

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Link Ethiopia presentation in North Gondar GO-NGO forum.

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Written by Elsa “Three NGO’s took part in this quarter’s North Gondar Government-Non Governmental Organisation Forum (GO-NGO Forum). They were World Vision, Link Ethiopia and IPAS. After everyone had presented their reports on Monday 18th August 2014, we visited three of the World vision projects in Dembia district of the Gondar region. These visits provided a valuable insight into the challenges and hardships faced in these communities, and some of the solutions being explored by World Vision. Also visited was…

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The Link Ethiopia Gondar Under-15s team win first match!

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Written by Sitotaw The Gondar Town Under-15’s Tournament started on August 8th and the excitement around town is already heating up. And Link Ethiopia’s very own team – the Link Ethiopia Wolves – won their first game! The football tournament is organised into two groups – ‘A’ and ‘B’ – with four teams in each group, with teams coming from across Gondar town. The Wolves were assigned to group ‘B’ and their first match was against Hamsalomie in the ‘Mexico’…

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Link Ethiopia gains first prize!

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Written by Elsa Celebrations for Link Ethiopia after we scooped 1st prize at an award ceremony last week. The annual event, organised by Gondar City Administration, and which is held at the Gondar Cinema Hall, recognises the hard work of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and individuals who support educational projects in the region. Out of eight other nominees Link Ethiopia walked away with the gold cup engraved with: ‘Thanks to Link Ethiopia for taking a lion share in supporting schools in…

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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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Link Ethiopia project update: Successful completion of the Kera Hora toilet blocks

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We are pleased to announce that we have completed the toilet block for Kera Hora School. The project was a great success- the fantastic thing about this project is that we made the toilet block accessible to the disabled students in the school. A big thank you to Mandala Trust and Hankham School for enabling us to help Kera Hora School and make the school experience more pleasant & comfortable for the students. We have even more good news, the…

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Sports Leadership Training Part 2 – Off to Gondar!

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Written by Julia Wathen On 4th March, at Tsadiku Primary School in Gonder, 14 Physical Education teachers from 9 local schools gathered for a Sports Leadership Workshop organised by Link Ethiopia. The one – day workshop was delivered by Link Ethiopia Volunteer, Mike McCarthy and Eyayaw Bayable, from the Link Ethiopia Gondar Office. It was the second part of his sports workshops efforts – the first was in Bishoftu. The workshop was a mixture of theory and practical input designed…

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Sports Leadership training for PE teachers in Bishoftu

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Written by Julia Wathen A one day course Sports Leadership training for teachers of physical education, was held recently in Bishoftu, organised and sponsored by Link Ethiopia. A shortage of trained PE specialist teachers, limited equipment and facilities have a negative effect on the quality of physical education in Ethiopia. The training has been designed to offer ideas on different approaches to teaching the subject, and some practical games and activities that the teachers can use to supplement their existing…

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Rugby becomes the talk of the Adama town

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Written by Haile Ayano The schools in Adama get their first experience of Rugby, thanks to Bhubesi Pride and six coaches from across the world who provided training to the students and teachers. There are 3 Link Ethiopia schools within the Adama region; Nafyad No1 Primary and secondary school, Adama No.2 elementary School and Adama No.6 Elementary School. All of them fully embraced the experience, with 180 students, boys & girls aged 12-15, completing the training. On 13th February the…

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Disability is not Inability – First Phase

By Girls' and inclusive education

Written by Shree Mandke & Julia Wathen In Ethiopia there are an estimated 6.3 million disabled children, but only 60,789 are enrolled in primary or secondary school. Like disabled children all over the world they face barriers and challenges in gaining access to quality education. Often they experience a lack of understanding from the community about disability, and consequently, many disabled children are seen as a burden on poor families, and are hidden away from the wider community, local government…

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Partnership IT Project’s First Success

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Corvallis is a city in the state of Oregon, United States. The Corvallis-Gondar Sister Cities Association (C-GSA) was created in 2004. Link Ethiopia has been been working with the C-GSA since 2011 in making Tsadiku Yohannes (TY) Elementary School a “model school”. The “model school” vision included making the TY school, the best practice model in teaching, learning, and school facilities. It is unusual for a primary school in Ethiopia to have an IT room! Not many Ethiopian primary schools…

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1st day of teaching at the St George’s School!

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Written by Shree Mandke Today is a momentous day in Link Ethiopia’s life, as we see St George’s School opening its doors for the first time to local orphan and vulnerable children from Azezo in Gondar, Ethiopia! We started our long, hard journey of building this school back in the summer of 2012, when we were commissioned by Broomwood Hall school in London to build a school with world-class facilities for local children in Gondar who were orphaned, or those facing multiple disadvantages….

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Azezo Elementary gets a science boost!

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Written by Shree Mandke The Azezo Elementary School is situated on an open site beside the road that leads from Gondar, through the village of Azezo. Just over 1,400 pupils from grades 1 to 8 learn in a shift-system where half of the young people attend the school for four hours in the morning and the other half attend in the afternoon. Thanks to our sponsorship programme and generous contribution from the school community, we built a brand new laboratory for…

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