This Kindergarten is locatedin Alitena in the mountains of Tigray in the North of Ethiopia, close to thedisputed border with Eritrea. The area is particularly affected by poverty andeducational opportunities are as such limited. However the Daughters of Charityorganisation provide a kindergarten facility in the town and approached Gobaithfor assistance in providing finance to purchase food and towards the upkeep ofthe nursery for the very young children who attend. We were pleased to agree to... Read more..
Through our involvement inthe Youth Centre Project it came to our notice that the water well adjacent tothe property had been unusable for many years. A submission was made by themanagers of the centre to Gobaith for funds to have it reclaimed. We were confidentin agreeing to the detailed submission provided and a grant of £2,500 was madeto the centre. We were very pleased whenthe project was successfully completed this summer. The well provides cleandrinking water, not only to the young people... Read more..
The provision of Sollatek Glowstar Solar Lamps to villages without electricity is an area which the charity is looking into. A revolution in lighting for Developing Countries. www.glowstar.net Read more..
The charity helps to support the work of the small craft project run by the Daughters of Charity whose remit is to work with the poor and marginalised. Here women learn the skills of embroidery and produce beautiful embroidered cloths which range from small Ethiopian scenes, often of a religious nature and following typical Ethiopian art traditions, up to large altar and table cloths. A range of these goods can be seen on the separate page where they can be ordered. They are bought at the local... Read more..
Since the completion of the new nursery building, the charity has, over the past two or three years, been supporting a Youth Project in Mekele.An old grain feeding warehouse has been converted into a centre which provides a library facility were students from any school, both boys and girls, can come to study both before and after school - local schools operate a shift system whereby some attend in the morning whilst others attend in the afternoon, although this is being phased out but is unlikely... Read more..
Gobaith i Ethiopia – Hope for Ethiopia initially developed from an informal arrangement of a small group of people in Wrexham in North Wales who wanted to do something to help fund a feeding programme in the kindergarten of the Abba Gebremichael High School in principal city of Mekele in Tigray the northern province of Ethiopia. Through personal contacts, it had been discovered that as a result of poverty many of the children had been dropping out of education because their parents were unable... Read more..