The Ethiopian expression "ewiket lehibret" means "knowledge for everyone", and the organisation "Ewiket Lehibret Support Association" (in short ELSA) is a recognised NGO, formed and run by individuals, with the purpose of supporting good quality school constructions in Ethiopia.The aim is to provide sound schooling to as many children as possible, so as to ensure economic and democratic progress for the country.
In addition to this, we support education of a limited number of adults, mainly single mothers.
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NEW PROJECTS AT NEW SCHOOL
Early in 2019 we embarked on a number of new projects at "Blessed Gebre Michael Catholic School" in Bahir Dar, which we started cooperation with in 2018. This school is run by a handful of very kind and very competent nuns, and therefore we call the school "The Sisters' School" in short. It has more than 1.100 pupils and does a great job for poor children.
During summer 2019 ELSA built two socalled "tukuls" (large, open "huts") to be used both for teaching and for shelter during meals. The tukuls can seat 220 children from kindergarten or 120 older students.
In November 2019 we again visited the school. We inaugurated the now completely finished tukuls, and together with the management of the school we planned the next building projects at the school.
IN NOVEMBER 2017
the Danish ambassador to Ethiopia, Mette Thygesen, visited the Abay Mado education centre. The ambassador visited the kindergarten and other classrooms, and she was intensely concerned about the school and the education. Here she is taking pictures of the children who paint the Danish flag. Afterwards she praised the project to the skies.
VIDEO ABOUT THE PROJECT
Lasse Mølsted and Martin Johannsen have made a video about the project in Bahir Dar. They both study film production and visited the project in June 2015. See the video on Youtube here:
LIKE A DROP IN THE OCEAN
We are fully aware that our help is like a drop in the ocean, but we can assure you that where that drop lands, it creates much pleasure, benefit, and hope.
We hope you would like to support our work, thereby giving children in Ethiopia a better chance.
The year 2019 has been very much about the new cooperation we embarked on in 2018 with another school in Bahir Dar by the name ”Blessed Gebre Michael Catholic School”. This school is run by nuns along the same principles as the Abay Mado centre: All children are welcome, regardless of religious belief, and Christianity is not imposed.
The school has more than 1.100 pupils, of which 300 are at kindergarten level. A large part of these children are orphans and/or come from extremely bad conditions, and these children are also washed and fed at the school.