Celebrating Meskel

The Festival of Meskel on 27th September, is one of the biggest celebrations and public holidays in the Ethiopian calendar. Wikipedia: “The Meskel celebration includes the burning of a large bonfire, or Demera, based on the belief that Queen Eleni had a revelation in...

School starts for 232 Children

Today (20th September) is the first day of school for most of Ethiopia’s children. This is always an exciting time. This year we gave uniforms and school materials to a record 232 children, up from 155 last year. Handing out all the uniforms, books and pens, and...

New Year’s Party … 2003

HAPPY NEW YEAR! No we’ve not got our dates mixed up – in Ethiopia it isn’t 2010, it has just turned 2003. Ethiopia has its own unique calendar. On 11th September we celebrate our New Year. The girls and boys gathered at the Girls’ Home to dance and eat a special...

1st Anniversary of the Girls’ Home: Time to party

Wednesday 8th September marked the 1st Anniversary of the Girls Home. It has been an incredible year. We started with eight girls on the first day and we have now grown to support 16 beautiful and energetic young ladies. We threw a party to celebrate at the home. All...