The second semester is now underway, with the reports cards all written and signed and only the collection to occur. Pupils generally did well in their exams as a whole, with a few kids needing to be referred to the learning support division.
The great news is that we now have our latest volunteer – Paula from the USA. She visited Ethiopia four years ago and decided to come back to explore the country once again as well as work for a couple of weeks at the school. As well as being a great teacher, she is an expert at fundraising and thus has amazing fundraising ideas the whole time. I literally walk around with pen and paper so that I can jot down the ideas as they come ! It is wonderful to find someone so knowledgeable about it all since it gives you a new lease of life. It is hard sometimes trying to fundraise and easy to get dispirited when no one donates, but with these new amazing ideas I think we will be more than successful !
As a result, the first idea that I want to share with you is our new face book face !!! – it is called Ethiopian Schools for the poor – English Alive Academy – although not yet full of information ( being only 1 day old ! ) it is coming on and will soon be fantastic !!!
In addition, we now have a wish list on www.betterworldbooks.com where people who want to send us something but don’t really want to send cash can send books. Postage worldwide is free ! – so books range from about $3.45 onwards ! The account is in the name of englsihaliveethiopia with the password being – englishalive and the address to send them to being : Dawit Hailu , PO Box 170222, Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA.
To make a purchase simply log in , choose from the wish list and go from there !
It is so very exciting to be moving forwards with everything, with the application for the charity now being resubmitted with the minor changes required altered. So, fingers crossed and who knows – by the next blog we could be a fully fledged charity !!!!!!