School Links Update

By Hannah Dillon, School Link Coordinator Lessons in School Linking With schools in the UK and Ethiopia gearing up to open their doors to students again in September, it seems a natural time to reflect on the past academic year and on school linking in particular. At Together We Learn we work with a cluster …

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Conflict in the Amhara Region

Update on the urgent situation A six month state of emergency has been declared in the Amhara region after conflict broke out at the start of August. This is where our Gondar office, hundreds of our sponsored families and many of our educational projects are based.  Areas in which we work, including Gondar, Bahir Dar and Lalibela have …

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An Evening with Elizabeth Laird

An online event to support small charities in Ethiopia Join us on Ethiopian new year to hear from author Elizabeth Laird about her work and Ethiopia travels. This online event is in support of Small But Significant, a network of small UK-Ethiopian charities, of which Together We Learn is a member. Elizabeth Laird is an …

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Chenna School Reconstruction

Rebuilding Classrooms after Conflict Chenna Primary School in Debark was occupied by rebel forces during the conflict in northern Ethiopia in 2021. When they withdrew, five classrooms had been destroyed and the furniture burnt. Our construction project aimed to rebuild the classrooms and restore the facilities, so that children could go back to school and …

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London Event

Come and meet us! We are holding an event for our supporters and those interested in our work to meet with our team, enjoy a taste of Ethiopian culture, and get to know us better. Friday 7th July, 6-8pm Caroline, Elle and Eleanor from our our UK team will be at the event as well …

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Meet Caroline, our UK Director

Together We Learn’s Chief Executive features in Charitable Traveller Magazine Caroline Walker, CEO of Together We Learn, is featured in Charitable Travel magazine’s July issue. The ‘day in the life of’ feature takes you through a typical day for our CEO in the UK office of Together We Learn, including the best bits and the …

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Spring 2023 News

Our Spring 2023 Newsletter Our quarterly news with the latest updates from our projects, fundraising and other news. In this quarter’s updates:

Run the Royal Parks Half Marathon!

Get a place in this iconic event with us Join the Together We Learn running team at the Royal Parks half marathon this October 2023. The incredible central london running event takes in some of the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s …

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Annual Report

Together We Learn’s Annual Report 2021-22 Our Annual Review is out, click here to read and download it. The Year in Numbers: 2,250 pupils benefitted from teachers receiving training 482 students sponsored through education 107 food parcels provided for families affected by conflict and inflation 92 girls received reusable period packs 64 students accessed higher …

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Teaching English Effectively – 2022 Phonics Update

Why use phonics? Teaching English using phonics teaches children to read by recognising the sounds that makeup words instead of memorising whole words or learning letter names. For example, cat has three sounds ‘c’ ‘a’ and ’t’ and chair has two sounds ‘ch’ and ‘air’. This method is now part of the national curriculum in …

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