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The Global Learning Project

By | Child Sponsorship

Written by Malak Azer. At Link Ethiopia, our aim has always been to help provide good quality education to poor children in Ethiopia, in order to assist them in accessing better opportunities in the future. This not only transforms their own lives but also causes entire communities to thrive and prosper. As our world develops at rapid speed and becomes more interconnected, it is important to keep up by adopting a more global and culturally aware outlook. Developing countries especially…

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Ethiopia faces its worst drought in 50 years

By | Ethiopian News

Written by Malak Maurice. Ethiopia’s last major drought occurred in the early 1980s, with the UN estimating the death toll to have been a figure close to 1 million people. Now, once again, due to the El Nino ocean-warming weather conditions, an estimated 10.2 Ethiopians are in need of food aid. The Kiremt rains usually provide food for roughly 80% of the population from June to September, but the failure of the wet season has precipitated a humanitarian crisis and…

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School Links Conference & British Council Training

By | School Links

Written by Tsegaye Alemneh & Rohan Moon Link Ethiopia’s Annual School Links Conference and training is held in Bishoftu town and Adama town. The conference and the training took three consecutive days, 24 head teachers and 58 Link coordinators (teachers) from different schools participated in the training. The aim of this conference was to report the main activities of the School Links Scheme and provide a training that helps Link Schools improve the quality of teaching and learning through fostering…

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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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Adventures with a Donkey in Ethiopia

By | Fundraising

Written by Rory It’s 2pm in the heat of the Gondar afternoon and I’m following the happiest donkey in Ethiopia. Happy because he’s spreading the joy of reading in for Ethiopian students without libraries … and because carrying his load of books, rather than bags of cement or teff (a grain used to make injera, Ethiopia’s stable bread) that are the usual fair of his fellows, is a cushy number. I am at Bahire Ginb school near Maksegnit, a small…

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International Childrens Book Day – Once Upon a Time

By | Libraries, books and literacy

Written by Ama Konneh Since 1967 International Childrens Book Day has been celebrated annually and aims to enthuse a love of reading and draw attention to children’s books worldwide. International Childrens Book Day falls on April 2nd in light of Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday – an inspirational childrens author who wrote over 150 fairy tales. Each year a different country member of the International Board on Books for Young People sponsors the Day and chooses a theme, previous years have…

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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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World Aids Day

By | Global Education

Written by Muna World AIDS Day takes place on December 1st. It’s a day to highlight the continuing spread of HIV and the need to fight discrimination, social stigma and support sufferers of HIV. At the same time we must not forget to acknowledge the progress that has been made and how close the world is to seeing an end to this viral disease. On this day many events take place around the world and people are invited to wear…

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Chihira Elementary School welcomes Link Ethiopia’s youngest ever fundraiser!

By | Volunteering

Written by Zemene. Its not very often that donors to development organisations get to see exactly how their money has been spent, and that’s why I was delighted that young Misha, along with his mother and young brother, were able to come with me to visit Chihira school, in rural Amhara, to see the results of his committed fundraising. Chihira school is only accessible by foot – its about a 45 minute walk from the main road. However, given that…

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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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International Day of the Girl

By | Ethiopian News

Written by Ben Today is International Day of the Girl, and this year’s theme is adolescent girls. In 2000, the UN set the Millennium Development Goals, which expire this year, and 1 of the 8 goals was to ‘Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015’. Girls who were born in the turn of the millennium, are now adolescents, and the progress made under the MDGs has…

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Circus show raises more than $1000 for girl’s education!

By | Ethiopian News

Link Ethiopia is partnered with SponsorHer!, a social fundraising platform connecting girls in Ethiopia with sponsors all over the world and leveraging the potential of expatriates and tourists. We are always happy to be work with people who are just as passionate about education in Ethiopia as we are. With the help of Fekat Circus, SponsorHer! were able to put on a wonderful show to many people and raise more than 1000 USD. Written by SponsorHer! Under the blue tent…

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What’s life like in a refugee camp?

By | Global Education

Written by Muna It is important to help as much as possible during the refugee crisis. Raising awareness, donating money, certain items and even your time could make things better for the countless refugees coming to Europe. Teachers – you can contribute as well by educating students for who things might seem complicated or confusing. For example, do children really know what a refugee camp is? Where are they? Who builds them? What is life like for the people living…

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Victory goes to The Wolves!

By | Ethiopian News

Written by Muna You may have seen it on our Facebook page already this week, but we are pleased to announce that the Wolves won the Gondar Under-17s Cup Tournament! After battling through the group stages, quarters and semi-finals against colourfully named teams like ‘Fuad Grocery’ and ‘Medhanealem’, they tenaciously won the final against their rivals ’Esufikir’– a team who had previously trumped the Wolves 1-0 in the group stages. After their success we spoke to the members from the Link…

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