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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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Training teachers in the sounds of English

What is phonics? Together We Learn has been partnering with Jolly Phonics to train Ethiopian teachers to use the phonics method of teaching English. Instead of memorising words, children are taught the 42 sounds of English, which include the 26 alphabet sounds plus sounds such as ‘ch’ ‘sh’ ‘ee’ and ‘ay’. Teaching children these sounds …

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Gendit School – Year Two

Our 2021 Update Gendit is a small village 35km outside of Gondar in rural Amhara. When Together We Learn first began working with Gendit school, it consisted of one mud and wood classroom with a blackboard but no desks or chairs. In Ethiopia, the government is committed to universal primary education and works with communities …

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Run the Royal Parks Half Marathon!

We have Royal Parks Half Marathon places available Join the Together We Learn running team at the live return of this incredible central london running event – we have 9 places for runners at this years’ event. The Royal Parks half marathon takes in some of the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four …

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Meet Holly: Our Young Trustee

Did you know that less than 3% of charity trustees are under 30? The LSE are partnering with the Young Trustees Movement to change that by promoting young trusteeships and talking to members of the LSE community who already are a young trustee! In their latest blog they are talking to none other than Together …

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Summer Newsletter

Together We Learn’s Summer Newsletter, August 2021 Our latest newsletter is out and available to read here: https://preview.mailerlite.com/n4c8l6 It is summer time in Ethiopia and all schools are closed for two months vacation, so students are on a long holiday. School children have collected their report cards and started enjoying their vacation. As rainy season …

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Introducing our Ethiopian Board

Meet the Board supporting our Ethiopian team. As part of our merger, Link Ethiopia and The Kindu Trust registered under the new name of Together We Learn – Ethiopia as a local Ethiopian charity. This status means Together We Learn is able to apply for funding in-country as well as more international funding pots. It …

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Together We Learn and our Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

By Caroline Walker, Chief Executive Last May the death of George Floyd triggered a global reaction. The movement for black lives and anti-racism suddenly gained the attention of many of those who had been complacent up to now. This included the charity sector as a whole, and many conversations have developed out of that tragic …

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