Monthly Archives: June 2011

Meet The Staff #9

This year I have worked closely with Kibreab, the Special Needs instructor at the College. He has been lots of fun and I think we worked well together! I’ll really miss him when I return to the UK but am … Continue reading

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Peace Corps Come To Abi Adi

Yesterday we had two visitors, Thor and Ally who are new Peace Corps volunteers from America. They will be teaching English at Abi Adi College and at the elementary schools from August and will be staying here for two years. … Continue reading

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Creepy Crawlies

We have seen our share of creepy crawlies in the last 10 months. Ants are everywhere, big and small. Sometimes at night we would see glow worms. Occasionally we would have to deal with frogs and scorpions in the house! … Continue reading

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New Suits

It’s one week to Graduation Day and the final year students have been getting ready for the big occasion. This week some tailors from Mekele were at the college delivering new suits for the graduating students. A new suit here … Continue reading

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Eskista

Ethiopian dancing is spectacular! The dancing style, known as ‘eskista’, involves a lot of vigorous head jerking and shoulder bopping. This video has some good examples, and is also a typical Ethiopian music video – one singer walking around the … Continue reading

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Meet The Staff #8

Here is Mr. Negusa. He works in student support and also does lots of odd jobs around the campus; watering the plants, setting up equipment for meetings and taking photographs of people and events. His nickname is Negusa Photo! Every … Continue reading

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Water Filter

Here we are using our water filter. We put water from the tap in a pan and boil it for about three minutes, which kills any bugs in the water. After that, we have to let it cool before we … Continue reading

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