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Educating Girls in Rural Ethiopia

It’s that time of the year in the U.S. when back to school buzz is filling the air. There are advertisements for the newest fall fashions and school supplies popping up in all the stores where we shop. As an elementary school teacher, education is always in the forefront of my mind. I am constantly in awe of the human mind and our capacity to learn new things every day.

Happy New Year!

Did you know that Ethiopia celebrates the new year or Enkutatash in September? September 11th – or Meskerem 1st, according to the Ethiopian calendar – marks the first day of the Ethiopian New Year.

Thank You, Kent Rotary!

This past spring, Project Ethiopia was the recipient of an international programs grant from one of our most faithful supporters, the Kent Rotary Club. This most recent grant will make it possible to provide University Transition Awards to 25 Dangla high school graduates who will be leaving for university in September.

Spring 2018 Dangla Site Visit

This past May, I was fortunate to take my second trip to Dangla since joining Project Ethiopia. It was the very beginning of the rainy season – sunny mornings followed by thunderstorms and torrential rain in the afternoons. Many things were familiar upon my return; the roads to certain villages, the stores and restaurants around my hotel; and, of course, the dedicated Project Ethiopia staff.

Your Impact: Microloans

Most people in the U.S. would find it impossible to fund their entrepreneurial efforts with a
loan of only $200 or $300. However, in the area where we work, a loan of this size can turn
economic ideas and dreams into a reality and entrepreneurs into agents of change.

Growing an Agriculture-driven Economy

For many in Ethiopia, daily life is deeply intertwined with and influenced by the success of their agriculture, and its importance to the nation’s development and security can’t be overstated.

Where We Work: Dangla, Amhara Region

Project Ethiopia serves rural villages in the Dangla woreda of the nation’s Amhara region. But where is Dangla, what’s a “woreda,” and what does it really look like?

In Honor and Memory of Dennis Wilkins

“Dennis will be remembered by thousands of children who are attending schools built by him.  He will be remembered by the poorest of the poor who are living in good houses now. He will be remembered by thousands of people who got access to clean water.  He will be remembered by many thousands for all the wise decisions he made and all the good work that he did.” 

World Water Day

Happy World Water Day 2018! First declared by the UN in 1993, World Water Day focuses attention on the importance of universal access to clean water and the sustainable management of freshwater sources.

Busy Year Ahead for Project Ethiopia

Work in the new year is well underway to bring new schools, safe water, dry homes, better sanitation, and farming support to communities throughout the Dangla area.

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