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Tsadiku Yohannes Sanitation improves with the help of child sponsorship!

By | Projects

Partnership can make amazing things happen! This is exactly what happened in Tsadiku Yohannes, an elementary school in Gondar. We have just completed building a brand new sanitation facility with the help of the school and our generous UK sponsors. We are very proud of, and thankful for, everyone’s involvement, but we really want to acknowledge the school’s efforts to raise and contribute a whopping 37% of the total project cost! Well done Tsadiku Yohannes! The Toilet Block is purpose…

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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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Why Girls’ Education

By | Girls' and inclusive education

Recent research suggests that across the world, for every eight years of education given to a boy, a girl receives seven . This is a vast improvement on previous findings and has led to suggestions that the focus of development organisations should now begin to shift away from access to education and towards freedom from violence. However, universal free access to primary education remains a central Millennium Development Goal and the distribution of male-bias education is uneven as some regions…

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Researching Girls’ Education

By | Girls' and inclusive education

Having researched general reasons for high female drop-out rates, we needed a method of delivering a questionnaire that would allow us to achieve at least two things.  Firstly, easily collect a large sample of girls’ responses and secondly, have them answer honestly without fear of being embarrassed or punished for any of their responses, particularly the personal questions and those about parents and teachers.  We also wanted a way to get questionnaires to some of the girls missing school, something…

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Training provides a helping hand to PE teachers in Bishoftu

By | Projects

A training course organised and sponsored by Link Ethiopia aids local PE teachers to consider new approaches and ideas when teaching the subject. The training was attended by 11 PE teachers from a variety of schools in the Bishoftu regions and incorporated theoretical and practical activities to help enhance PE lessons.  Topics that were covered on the day included communication skills, different ways of managing groups in practical situations, safety in physical education and sport, and adapting physical activities to…

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A word from Habtamu…

By | Girls' and inclusive education

Written by Habtamu Dereje One of our Ethiopian staff members, Habtamu – Sponsorship Manager in Bishoftu – wanted to highlight the case of one of the sponsored children whose education is supported by the Link Ethiopia Sponsorship Scheme. Case study: Tejitu “Tejitu is a 17 year-old Ethiopian who was born and still resides in Bishoftu. She is unsure of her family background; she does not know her parents and currently resides with her second guardian. While she does not know…

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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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Electricity, Water & Classrooms for the Andinet Elementary School

By | Classrooms and furniture

This summer Andinet Elementary School has had a well needed refurbishment, with the help of Girlguiding North East whose hard work has improved the quality of education for the 325 children who attend the school. It was established in 1974 and until recently was severely run down. 8 of the 13 classrooms were made from wood, mud and sticks and there was no electricity supply in the school at all. These conditions were far from ideal, with dusty, dark and…

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Summer of success – Football team takes home gold!

By | Sports

Celebrations are in order for Link Ethiopia’s youngest football team who recently won the gold cup in a local competition proving that all their hard work has paid off. This talented bunch of 10 – 13 year olds have a true passion for the sport, which is evident when you see the level that they are already playing at. Training three times a week these dedicated kids are being sponsored by Link Ethiopia’s scheme of volunteers to help them progress and develop…

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Solar Powered at Tokumma School!

By | Projects

Tokumma Elementary School is located in West Shoa zone of Oromia Regional State in Ethiopia. The school’s catchment area is about 35 km2 with a population of about 3,000. The source of income in the area is largely traditional farming and animal rearing. The area does not have proper modern infrastructure including road, electricity, potable water and health facility. However, last year, the Tokumma school enjoyed the benefits of a joint British & Foreign School Society (BFSS) project which helped expand the school to accommodate…

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Join us in the Great Ethiopian Run 2013!

By | Sports

On Sunday 24th November this year, tens of thousands of runners will take to the roads of Addis Ababa again for the greatest African road race. Last year saw over 36,000 people take part, including both elite runners and fun runners from around the world, and this year is expected to be even bigger…and noisier! Why not come and join us on our third year there? Following the success of our nine brilliant runners last year we are setting our…

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Hilden Charitable Fund Scores Again!

By | Sports

Hello again from the Projects and Fundraising Team here at Link Ethiopia! Last year, in ‘Sowing the seeds for future Ethiopian Olympians’ we told you about the fantastic partnership between The Hilden Charitable Trust Fund and Link Ethiopia – aiming to improve schools and pupils’ educational performance through sport. The Hilden Trust funded the successful Sports Initiative in seven of our Northern Schools, which provided 46 students with a week of training in several sports including football and basketball, as well…

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Join us for the Great Ethiopian Run 2013!

By | Sports

On Sunday 24th November this year, tens of thousands of runners will take to the roads of Addis Ababa again for the greatest African road race. Last year saw over 36,000 people take part, including both elite runners and fun runners from around the world, and this year is expected to be even bigger…and noisier! Why not come and join us on our third year there? Following the success of our nine brilliant runners last year we are setting our…

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Great Ethiopian Run 2012

By | Sports

On the 25th of November 2012, over 36,000 people from across the world took part in the largest road race in Africa, the Great Ethiopian Run. This annual event, now in its 12th year, has grown year-on-year to its current stature; this year more people took part than in the 2012 London Marathon! Quite a feat for a marathon held at 8000ft, in Africa’s highest capital city, Addis Ababa! This year 9 amazing people ran representing Link Ethiopia. This group…

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

By | Projects

December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities This international day of events, awareness raising, learning and understanding is organised by the United Nations and has run for more than a decade. Learn more about the day at the UN’s website here . Link Ethiopia’s Work on Disability At Link Ethiopia, we believe that all children should have access to a quality education, and we know that disability can be a serious barrier that needs to be overcome….

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