Year: 2012

Link Ethiopia update – December 2012

Welcome to Link Ethiopia’s December 2012 News Update! 2012 has been quite a year for us, both in Ethiopia and internationally. Our projects in schools across the north and south of Ethiopia have expanded and we have so many exciting stories to share. To whet your appetite you can read a few highlights of our …

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Hosting a teacher at Rushmere Hall Primary School

Rushmere Hall Primary School recently hosted Mr Dawit, a teacher from their Ethiopian Link School, Times Choice Academy, and it couldn’t have gone better! After being welcomed to Rushmere with a welcoming ceremony, he spent the week meeting with the school Link Club & touring the school. He also met with the school Headteacher, and …

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Great Ethiopian Run 2012

On the 25th of November 2012, over 36,000 people from across the world took part in the largest road race in Africa, the Great Ethiopian Run. This annual event, now in its 12th year, has grown year-on-year to its current stature; this year more people took part than in the 2012 London Marathon! Quite a …

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities This international day of events, awareness raising, learning and understanding is organised by the United Nations and has run for more than a decade. Learn more about the day at the UN’s website here . Link Ethiopia’s Work on Disability At Link Ethiopia, we believe …

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Yeshialem visits Colegrave!

Yeshialem, the Link at Derera Elementary in Ethiopia, recently spent a week at Colegrave Primary school where she became fully involved in an action packed week. This visit was funded by the British Council Connecting Classrooms Grant for reciprocal visits. The week started with a welcome ceremony where students at Colegrave dressed up in traditional Ethiopian …

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Addis Makes Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities for 2013!

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s wonderful capital city, has made it into the annual Lonely Planet Guide’s Top 10 Cities in the World list for the first time! As the diplomatic capital of Africa, and one of the continents, not to mention the world’s, most exciting and thriving metropolis’, Addis is a natural choice for the list. And for …

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After the Shipment: Tana Haik IT Centre

Following Link Ethiopia’s shipment of computer equipment to Ethiopia in July 2010, we are really pleased to see that the IT centre set up with the donated equipment is proving very popular! The growing demand for IT skills in Ethiopia’s job market means that getting access to computers, the internet and other ICT means that …

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Halliford School: Visit to Edget Feleg Secondary

Teachers from Halliford Secondary School in Middlesex recently completed an exciting trip to their link school, Edget Feleg Secondary School in Gondar, Northern Ethiopia. They visited their counterparts in preparation for a visit from students due to take place in 2013! They toured the school, met the teachers and pupils and begun to draft the educational activities …

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Tannery Drift First School: Helpful Harvest!

At one of our new linked schools,  Tannery Drift in Hertfordshire, they certainly wasted no time in making the most of the opportunities afforded by their link with Selam Elementary in Northern Ethiopia. After introducing the project to the pupils and parents at the school, a great fundraising and learning opportunity appeared – the annual …

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Maksegnit Water Taps!

Maksegnit 2 Elementary School now has a fully operational water tap system. A big Thank You! the Students and Teachers at West London Academy Primary School for their generous help and donations. We could not have done it without you. Here is what your help has enabled us to achieve: [photonic-smugmug-import type=’smugmug’ view=’images’ album=’8TKxnP’ layout=’random’]

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