Month: September 2012

Travelling with Purpose: a Link Ethiopia volunteer’s experience

Steph McKean, who volunteered in Lemlem Tesfa School in Bishoftu (Debre Zeit) this summer, has written this beautiful and very personal account of her time in Ethiopia. A fantastic insight into the Link Ethiopia volunteering experience! Surely all travel has a purpose. Be it for business, relaxation, sight-seeing or maybe to see old, or meet …

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Connecting Classrooms Reciprocal Visit Grant

Thinking about visiting your school? Why not take advantage of the funding available from the Connecting Classrooms Reciprocal Visit Grant? This grant provides £1500 to both you and your link school (total £3000) to enable you to visit each other. The application form and further guidance are available from the British Council Connecting Classroom’s funding …

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Link Ethiopia news update – September 2012

Welcome to our Olympics and Paralympics special news update! What a fun sporting summer we’ve had! Our teams in Ethiopia and in London have been cheering on the Olympic and Paralympic athletes with all our energy over the last month or so. We are now watching the Paralympic closing ceremony and thought this would be …

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Ethiopia’s first ever medal at the Paralympics

Ethiopia’s Paralympic involvement this year was greater than ever before. Four Ethiopian athletes took part, which is the same number that took part in all the other Paralympic events combined over the last 40 years. The team this year also won Ethiopia’s first ever Paralympic medal. As a bit of background information, Ethiopia first participated …

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‘We are coffee farmer’

Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world after oil, and Ethiopia’s biggest export. This video is a great resource – meet some Ethiopian coffee farmers, learn about the importance of coffee to Ethiopia, and about an initiative to help farmers get more back from their work. See the video here:

Together We Learn - Ethiopia