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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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A Gondar university graduate creates outdoor reading space

By | Ethiopian News

by Hannah Dillon What strikes Ethiopians most when they visit London? The answer is not what you might expect. In fact, many are surprised to see that everyone is reading. On the tube, in the park, in cafés… as Londoners we take this fact for granted. Many educated Ethiopians are concerned about the lack of reading culture in the country. However, there are only few who are actively doing something about it. On Friday, we had the privilege of meeting Ephrem, a…

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Brackenbury Christmas Fair

By | Fundraising

Written by David Fricker from Brackenbury School School fairs are an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of global links and keep the school community fully informed. At Brackenbury Primary School in London, the school’s Link Ethiopia Club holds a stall to promote the school’s link with Besebarok School in Ethiopia. Each year, the school has fairs for Christmas, Easter, Eid al-Adha and during the summer too! Every fair provides a great opportunity to also raise funds for Link Ethiopia’s…

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Your Weekly Update: Libraries & Literacy

By | Libraries, books and literacy

  Literacy & Libraries We hope to see more and more of this across our Ethiopian Link Schools! I’d like to welcome you all to this Weekly Update from the Link Ethiopia School Links team! We’re taking a good look at our latest major project – our Literacy and Libraries project, funded in part by the Waterloo Foundation. This project will be across 40 of our Link Schools, but we hope that with your help, we can increase this number…

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