Month: January 2011

Timkat celebrations

This is certainly the greatest festival in the Ethiopian calendar and this year the Gondar authorities added to the celebrations by launching the first Carnival in Ethiopia alongside the more traditional festivities. Here is an edited extract from the website which tells about Timkat in Gondar. “Gondar, one of Ethiopia’s largest cities, springs to …

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Long-distance running

Just what is there about the Ethiopian long-distance runners that makes them so successful in world competition? Hardly a month goes by without yet more successes being announced for Ethiopia’s amazing athletes. The Miami marathon Tesfaye Sendeku Alemayehu’s gap-toothed grin grew wider by the second. After all, the 5-8, 123-pound Ethiopian had a lot to …

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La Boheme – Link Ethiopia Special Event

To celebrate Link Ethiopia’s 15th birthday we are holding a very special ‘birthday gala’ showing of La Boheme at the Soho Theatre in central London. The team behind La Boheme have kindly donated the tickets for one night’s performance in order to raise money for our work helping children enjoy a better education in Ethiopia. …

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Backwell and Angereb’s Shared Curriculum Project on Sustainability gets underway

In 2010, Backwell Secondary in Bristol and Angereb Secondary in Gondar, Ethiopia were awarded funding from the British Council for an innovative shared curriculum project examining water use and sustainability in their two communities. The project started with students introducing themselves through the exchanging ‘global passports’ with information about themselves and their hopes for the …

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New library at Fasiledes Secondary School

The Fasiledes Secondary School caters for about 3,200 students in the town of Gondar, northern Ethiopia. Until recently the school library consisted of a small collection of books in the corner of an old and dangerously unstable building (due to site subsidence). We worked with the local community to jointly fund a new library building …

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