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May 2009

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Welcome to our May 2009 news update The UK summer is upon us already and our schools are in their final half-term of activity. Link Ethiopia has been extending and expanding its school links recently, with visits to Leicestershire and East Sussex providing lots of new and enthusiastic faces. But this news update focuses on our Child Sponsorship scheme, not only helping individual and needy young people in Ethiopia, but also supporting the schools where those pupils attend with basic…

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March & April 2009

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Welcome to a combined March & April news update Hello from all of us at Link Ethiopia! Spring is awakening here in the UK and some of the Link Ethiopia team are just returning from Ethiopia again. We have volunteers waiting in line to go out there to teach and work in schools, we have our schools preparing letters and pictures for their partner schools, and we are generally looking forward to a whole new set of plans and developments….

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February 2009

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Welcome to the February news update! Hello everyone – and best wishes to you from a chilly and recently snowy UK! This News Update will have our usual mixture of thoughts and information but the focused topic for February is our volunteering scheme. Nowadays our volunteers are of a very wide age-range and take part in all sorts of supporting activities in schools in Ethiopia. Here you will read about some of our recent volunteers and what they have managed…

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January 2009

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Welcome to the January news update! Hello to all our friends out there in so many countries of the world! Another New Year has dawned here in Europe while another festive Timkat (Epiphany) season is being celebrated in Ethiopia. For Link Ethiopia and all of the varied organisations working to put right some of the wrongs of this rather inequitable world, the tightening of financial belts is likely to make the going rather tough in the coming months. This is…

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December 2008

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Seasons Greetings from Link Ethiopia! Still looking for Christmas gifts? Look no further! Our Gift Ethiopia website (www.giftethiopia.org) is full of fun and unusual present ideas, which will bring a smile to the faces of your friends and family this Christmas. They are all desperately needed by the children, schools and communities we work with in Ethiopia. Our projects now reach over 55,000 young people in the north and the south of this amazing country in the Horn of Africa. With your help…

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October & November 2008

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Greetings to all! Welcome to Link Ethiopia’s November news update, which embarrassingly we are sending out just hours before another month dawns! We have been particularly busy recently with new schools joining our linking scheme, a second office in Ethiopia just opening up and a third Ethiopian member of staff joining the team. More about all of this in our January news email, but this month we want to tell you about two ways you can get involved in supporting young people in Ethiopia in…

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September 2008

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Welcome to the September news update! Hello from Link Ethiopia to all supporters and interested parties! We told you lots about our Volunteering Scheme in the last News Update, and we hope you enjoyed reading it. In this September edition we want to tell you about recent progress with some of the school classroom projects being funded by Link Ethiopia. If you would like to get involved financially in what we are doing here, do get in touch. Every bit of help…

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August 2008

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Welcome to the August news update! Hello everybody, and welcome to the August 2008 news update from Link Ethiopia. Our schools are on holiday and enjoying some well-earned rest but we want to keep you up to date on our activities so this update will focus on our Gap Volunteer Scheme and tell you about some of the latest developments. This is an area of our work that is receiving a great deal of attention at the moment and the scheme benefits our…

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July 2008

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Welcome to the July news update! With our schools now enjoying a restful holiday period we at Link Ethiopia have been hard at work both in the UK and in Ethiopia expanding our Child Sponsorship programme and extending the scope of our Gap Ethiopia volunteering scheme. Our thanks go to the part-time volunteers who have been helping us in the London office and who have made a great deal of difference! Look out for next month’s news update where we will be…

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June 2008

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Hello everyone! Welcome to the June news update from Link Ethiopia. As our schools in the UK and in Ethiopia begin to wind down over the next few weeks we look back over the last academic year and are amazed by all that’s taken place. Thanks to everyone who has been involved – whether through your school, through volunteering, through child sponsorship, through donating and funding projects in Ethiopia, or whether simply through words of encouragement. It’s all been valued very greatly by our…

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April & May 2008

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Hello everyone! Welcome to a joint April and May news update from Link Ethiopia. Members of our UK team have just returned from an intensive visit to Ethiopia, working alongside our in-country staff and visiting schools and projects. In Gondar, our Country Manager, Ato Belayneh, is now partnered with Mulugeta Derso, a young graduate who has recently joined Link Ethiopia as Project Coordinator and who has made an enthusiastic start. We are therefore putting a particular focus in this edition…

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March 2008

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Hello everyone! As you read this news update for March, several members of the Link Ethiopia team are planning and getting ready for one of their regular visits to Ethiopia. As more and more schools join the family and make relationships with Ethiopian schools, so the team have more and more tasks to fit into the weeks of their visits. Not only will they be visiting already linked schools, checking on the gap volunteers and their welfare, and saying hello…

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February 2008

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Hello everyone – and welcome to the February news update! We are now productively enjoying our new office in north London, and the Ethiopian community who use this church complex on a Sunday have made us very welcome indeed. Meanwhile, out in Ethiopia are James Love and Rose Bradbury who are actively involved in a detailed research project on Link Ethiopia’s behalf – visiting schools, talking to local education chiefs, and collecting valuable data that will guide our own steps…

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December 2007

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Christmas Greetings to all! Seasons greetings to all of our Link Ethiopia supporters, whether you are attached to one of our growing number of linked schools, whether you are one of our project sponsors or donors, whether you support a child and its community through Link Ethiopia, or whether you just show an occasional interest in what we are up to. Whoever you are, wherever you may be, all the Link Ethiopia team hope that you will enjoy a peaceful…

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October & November 2007

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Greetings to all! And yes, we are still here, despite the temporary silence from the Link Ethiopia team whilst we were all in Ethiopia. We have had an excellent trip and have all sorts of news to report to you about our latest plans and projects. So let’s go! News from Ethiopia The dispute between Ethiopia and its immediate neighbour Eritrea has continued to smoulder since the two countries were at war in the late 1990’s. Since that time, the…

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