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Celebrating in style – 20th Anniversary flag day in Gondar

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Fasiledes Secondary students joining in the Meskel square celebration In the streets of Gondar people look out of their houses and shops to see a phalanx of singing children coalescing on Meskel square. Each group is carrying a multicoloured 10 foot flag full of images of local life. Looking to mark the 20th anniversary of Link Ethiopia’s work changing lives through education, we decided to build a around our celebration around the all key contributors to our work, including UK…

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Link Ethiopia has Olympic Fever!

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Many schools have already taken part in a shared learning activity inspired by the upcoming London 2012 Olympics. Students in both the UK and Ethiopia told us their personal goals, such as becoming a lawyer or doctor. In secondary schools they also had to choose which Olympic value was most important to achieving that goal, for example courage or inspiration. Wondaya for instance wants to be a teacher in order to improve access to education in rural Ethiopia, and cited equality…

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