Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Back once again

After a long wait at last the blog is back on its feet ! With a schedule that was just too hectic, the blog simply got left behind - but the good news is that it is now back on track -so the summary of the past few months at English Alive :
KG 2 ready for action !

The biggest change has been the closure of the central grade school. This was due to  a change in the rules and regulations about renting properties. As many pupils as possible have been transferred across to the new far school but as the name suggests, it is on the outskirts of the town and thus the 30 minute bus travel is not suitable for everyone.

The most positive part of this has been our added resolve to purchase our own land and build our own school.  We have started collecting funds for this and hope to launch a capital campaign with matching funding in December.

Grade 2 class with their new tables
On a personal note, our family have also had a huge change, since our son is now in grade 5 and the school only provides education up to grade 4. As a result, we were forced to move back to the capital Addis Ababa so that our children could continue their schooling. I now work part time at a school in Addis as an educational consultant and spend half the week in Nazret at English Alive with the rest of the family coming across as many weekends as possible. This makes for a busy - but very interesting schedule !

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