Monthly Archives: March 2011

Meeting Dr. Bak

It turns out that we are not the only foreigners living in Abi Adi. There are two doctors working in the hospital here from… North Korea! We sometimes see them walking around town and say hello, but their English is … Continue reading

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Fantastic Female Teachers

A couple of Saturdays back, I did my first ‘Fantastic Female Teachers’ class. This was open to all the female students in the college and I hoped to help them develop some skills they would need both as student teachers … Continue reading

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Travels – Maychew

After Woldia, it was on to Maychew the next day. The journey was rather long and frustrating as we had to wait a long time for buses but we made it in the end, passing by the rather spectacular lake … Continue reading

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Visiting Abbiyi Addi Elementary School

Last week we visited Abbiyi Addi Elementary School to help out in some English lessons with Gebrekidane, one of the English teachers who had attended Gareth’s English training weekend in November. He works with the grade 8 students and there … Continue reading

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Travels – Woldia

On our way back from Lalibela, we stopped off at two interesting towns where we were able to meet up with some volunteer friends. Our first stop was Woldia, where we met Shelagh and Marian. They arrived in Ethiopia with … Continue reading

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Annual Partnership Review

On Tuesday, some visitors from VSO in Addis and a short term volunteer from Canada, Jean, visited the college to conduct the Annual Partnership Review – a time for VSO and the College to assess what has been achieved and … Continue reading

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Female Students Celebration

To coincide with International Womens Day on March 8th, the female affairs office organised a celebration and awareness raising session for all the female students. The lunch hall was packed with females from all three year groups, who first listened … Continue reading

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