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Double your Donations this Christmas!

All donations made between the 1st and 8th December will be doubled. This year we’re taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge which means that all your donations will be doubled! We have a target of £6,000 for our Christmas campaign. The funds will support our Future Girls project to enable girls to go …

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Autumn Newsletter

Together We Learn’s Autumn Newsletter, October 2020 Our latest newsletter is out and available to read here: https://preview.mailerlite.com/q9v1n8 It has been a busy time here since our last messages to The Kindu Trust and Link Ethiopia and we are very pleased to be writing our first update as Together We Learn! Schools are returning in …

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2021 Calendar

Our 2021 Calendar is now available This year we are celebrating the merger of The Kindu Trust and Link Ethiopia with a calendar that features our favourite photos from the last nine years – when our first calendar was printed. As always, the calendar includes beautiful shots of the landscapes and people of Ethiopia, with …

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Becoming Together We Learn

The merger of The Kindu Trust and Link Ethiopia After six years of close collaboration, sister charities Link Ethiopia and The Kindu Trust have chosen to merge! Historically, The Kindu Trust and Link Ethiopia have both worked to help children stay in education; The Kindu Trust working with families and Link Ethiopia working with schools. …

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Coronavirus: Our Response in Ethiopia

How We’re Continuing to Support Families Through Covid-19 Countries around the world are affected by coronavirus, during this time our priority remains our beneficiaries and our sponsored families. Below we outline the activities that we are taking to ensure our sponsored families and our staff are supported and safe. Update 22nd October 2020 / 91,118 …

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A new school for Gendit

Our 2020 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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Meet Kalkidan

Sponsorship: Kalkidan’s Story Kalkidan was born in Asebeteferi in the Oromiya region of Ethiopia in 1997. When she was five years old, Kalkidan’s mother died and her father married another woman. Kalkidan moved to Bishoftu to live with her uncle. Kalkidan’s father did not support her, so her uncle became her guardian but, after some …

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Kumbursa Elementary

2020 Update Kumbursa is a village of around 250 households, 40km south of Addis Ababa in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. The village has a local school – Kumbursa Elementary – which offers grades 1 to 4, teaching children up to the age of 11. Kumbursa was the first school supported by one of our …

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Meet Tibebe

Football Teams: Tibebe’s Story Together We Learn’s football team in Bishoftu is led by a young and dynamic coach called Tibebe who first approached the charity when he was 14 years old, young but with a big heart. Tibebe lives in Bishoftu with his parents, and has two sisters and one brother. Tibebe first heard …

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Sounds Like Fun

An Update on our Early Years English Improvement Project Teaching English makes you think a lot about how words are spelt and how they sound. Words like tough, bough, cough and dough look similar but sound completely different. And starting from the other direction, words like sight and site sound the same but don’t look …

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