Month: September 2013

Queniborough Primary School and Yekatit 23 School Link Update

It’s been a successful year of school linking between Queniborough Primary School in Leicestershire and Yekatit 23 School in Bahir Dar. Alongside the usual school linking activities Queniborough and Yekatit 23 have been developing their link through a combination of visits and fundraising. Abundeje Belay arrived on the 27th June for a week-long visit, this …

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Clemy’s Trip of a Lifetime

At the beginning of August, I flew out to Ethiopia as one of fourteen Girl Guides, accompanied by four group leaders. The trip was organised through Girlguiding North East and a few weeks after the selection camp in September last year, I received a letter to say I had been chosen to take part in …

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Emmanuel College in Ethiopia – Hello from Debre Zeit!

Emmanuel College in Ethiopia Friday 13th September Hello from Debre Zeit! We are three students from Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, writing this blog from Link Ethiopia’s southern office. We’ve just finished our first year at university and we’re spending our September here in Ethiopia. September in Ethiopia is a very colourful month! It’s coming …

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Electricity, Water & Classrooms for the Andinet Elementary School

This summer Andinet Elementary School has had a well needed refurbishment, with the help of Girlguiding North East whose hard work has improved the quality of education for the 325 children who attend the school. It was established in 1974 and until recently was severely run down. 8 of the 13 classrooms were made from …

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Ten wonderful weeks – by volunteer Grace Mickleburgh

Looking up ‘globalisation’ in any dictionary brings up the definition ‘the increasing interdependence between nations’. It is for this reason that schools, universities and employers encourage travel abroad in order to gain an ‘international experience’ – or to put it more sentimentally, ‘to widen your perspective on the world around you’.  So when I decided …

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