I’m getting excited! Just about to get my visa for my next trip to Gendit. I’ll be taking part in ‘The Breaking of The Stone Ceremony’ which I think is the UK equivalent of the breaking of a bottle against the side of a ship. Except that it will launch the digging of the foundations for the next phase of the school build not a cruise.Read More
Every year, students like Fasika drop out of school after Grade 3 - currently this is the top level of teaching at our Gendit school. It takes over an hour to get to another school for grades 4-6; this means children have to cross a busy main road with the threat of violence on the way.
As a result, many children simply fall out of the education systems altogether.
However, the classrooms that will be provided by our project will change lives forever - children will be able to stay at school until they are 14 years old. After this, it is only a mile to the nearest secondary school.Read More
Three classes are now up and running with our newly appointed teachers! Grade 1 (7/8 year olds), Grade 2 (8/9 year olds) and Grade 3 (9/10 year olds) are being taught English, Maths, Environmental Sciences, Amharic (the local language) and Art - the standard Ethiopian curriculum. The headteacher has been appointed and he is called Mr Endalk Tsega.Read More