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Calum returns from Ethiopia!

By | Volunteering

From Calum: “On arrival to the country, my first consideration was to how incredible the vibe was. The people were extremely friendly, and despite me spending my two weeks waltzing around with a new sets of footballs down the main high street, the request to have one soon subsided once the locals realised I was taking them to the team: the priorities were clear, these kids were the future of Ethiopian footballing success. In my short time on this earth,…

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Alastair’s Trip – How do we make a difference?

By | Volunteering

I’m finally at the conclusion of a stint with Link Ethiopia just shy of 3 months.  I’ve been very kindly sponsored by Integrate Hands, a small post-conflict charity founded and run by Katinka Nicou. I’ve spent the majority of my time here sleeping, or involved in two long term projects, both education-based, a Libraries and Literacy project very directly related to education, and a project to increase female attendance at school with a broader background and impact. It is now…

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Travelling with Purpose: a Link Ethiopia volunteer’s experience

By | Volunteering

Steph McKean, who volunteered in Lemlem Tesfa School in Bishoftu (Debre Zeit) this summer, has written this beautiful and very personal account of her time in Ethiopia. A fantastic insight into the Link Ethiopia volunteering experience! Surely all travel has a purpose. Be it for business, relaxation, sight-seeing or maybe to see old, or meet new, friends – there is always a purpose. For me it was to volunteer teach. Honestly, I always wanted to do a voluntary-type trip. Which…

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Volunteering update

By | Volunteering

Link Ethiopia’s volunteering scheme has developed apace in recent months and we have had an excellent take-up of the programme from people of all ages who want to spend some time in Ethiopia helping youngsters to improve their English Communication Skills and generally supporting the community and experiencing Ethiopian culture at first hand. Volunteers usually live in rooms in family houses but are remarkably independent in their lifestyles. Our own staff are always on hand to advise and monitor their…

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Recent teaching volunteers

By | Volunteering

Link Ethiopia’s volunteering scheme is becoming more and more popular and is catering for a much wider range of ages and talents these days. And 2010 has started in a particularly promising way with eight volunteers teaching and helping out in Ethiopia concurrently during part of February. Here are three typical volunteer stories from recent months. Susan Kent Susan Kent is a very experienced teacher from the UK who had already had the opportunity to visit Ethiopia on a number…

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