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What makes a child ‘poor’?

By Abbey Anson, Fundraising Intern, and Caroline Walker, Chief Executive UNICEF report on how poverty affects children in Ethiopia A recent UNICEF report has given a valuable insight into understanding how poverty is affecting children in Ethiopia, where progress has been made, and what can be done to drive that progress further. Below we go …

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Support in Lalibela

Support delivered for Lalibela Families The town of Lalibela has been profoundly affected by the conflict in Northern Ethiopia. In August 2021, the town was occupied by Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) forces, residents faced crop destruction and a shut down of government services. Local families also had no access to water, electricity or a …

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How do we teach about Africa in our schools?

An excerpt from our latest School Link newsletter By Hannah, our School Links Coordinator The conflict in Ukraine has been weighing heavy on many of our minds and I am sure the children and young people in your schools have been searching for explanations. It’s times like these that draw the value of global education …

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From Book Storage to Reading Centres

Book Distribution and Library Training in Gondar Access to reading materials is very important to the lives of the young people we work with. Across the country, many children do not have books at home. Those that do have access to books learn to read earlier, have a better chance of staying in school and …

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Lalibela Emergency Appeal

Emergency Appeal: Support for Families in Lalibela We are running an appeal to raise funds for 18 of our sponsored families living in Lalibela, whose lives have been devastated by occupation during the conflict in northern Ethiopia. We are trying to raise £4,240. One of our corporate partners, One Thought Changes All, has generously offered …

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Winter Newsletter

Together We Learn’s Winter Newsletter, February 2022 Our latest newsletter is out and available to read here: https://preview.mailerlite.com/h2h7g5a0r0 Although the country’s political situation has been complicated, it has got calmer recently. Together We Learn has now become synonymous with our commitment to helping hundreds of disadvantaged families with children’s educational support, provision of scholastic materials, …

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Annual Review

Together We Learn’s Annual Review 2020-21 Our Annual Review is out, click here to read and download it. This report covers activities from April 2020 to March 2021, which was a year that none of us could have anticipated! The coronavirus pandemic began to have a global impact just before April 2020 and our teams …

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Lijinete Women’s Network

Ethiopia has the 14th highest prevalence of child marriage in the world, many girls are at risk of gender based violence, and they are more likely to drop out of higher education than boys. The Lijinete women’s network is a community project set up in 2019 to identify and support girls who are at risk. …

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Double your Donation this Christmas!

All donations made between the 30th November and 7th December will be doubled. Last year, thanks to your donations we were able to raise £14,000 to help girls stay in education. So, we are once again taking part in The Big Give Christmas Campaign! We are aiming to raise £12,800 to help build new homes …

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Autumn Newsletter

Together We Learn’s Autumn Newsletter, November 2021 Our latest newsletter is out and available to read here: https://preview.mailerlite.com/i4p6k9 This time of year is a busy one for us as children return to school. Our team has been busy distributing uniforms and school materials to children as the new term begins and starting our new school …

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