Archive for Helping Ethiopia

Good Things in Sight – And Not Only for the Blind Children

Good Things in Sight – And Not Only for the Blind Children

April 18, 2011 No Comments

Virginia will arrive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to the Abugida school on 8th May to start up the classrooms for blind children. In 2002, Virginia Pérez won first prize in a competition in Spain for her innovative invention. A doll – called Braillin – which helps the blind to learn Braille. Today it is very […]

New Group of Volunteers Integrates Well into the Abugida Schools

New Group of Volunteers Integrates Well into the Abugida Schools

April 16, 2011 2 Comments

The April group of volunteers are installed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at Mediterranea’s Abugida School. They are working and are happy. Each one has started with their entrusted tasks: Nacho is laying synthetic flooring in the classrooms of the nursery and blind children. In this way the floors will be softer and less cold. He […]

For Every Child There Can Be A Success Story

For Every Child There Can Be A Success Story

March 29, 2011 No Comments

I’m a little girl 22 months old.  I have been going to the Abugida kindergarten since it started in June of last year.  My life until then was sad, as is the case with many of the children who live here in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I was born with the “evil illness” of Africa, we […]

Mediterranea – More Motivated Than Ever To Help Build Ethiopian School Classrooms

Mediterranea – More Motivated Than Ever To Help Build Ethiopian School Classrooms

March 6, 2011 1 Comment

You (friends, supporters, volunteers of Mediterranea) already know that last summer we experienced some difficulties at the Abugida schools in Ethiopia, due to a corrupt group that formed part of the administration: the Edgedet Behibret.  We managed to get rid of these heartless, cruel people from the school (although they continue intriguing as much as […]

Ophthalmologist Needed for Akaki Kids in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Ophthalmologist Needed for Akaki Kids in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

March 3, 2011 1 Comment

Are you an Ophthalmologist? In Akaki, some 12.5 miles from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, blindness and partial blindness are a common and serious problem for the children and teenagers in this community.  The blindness and partial blindness are due to congenital cataracts, trauma, intrauterine infections, vitamin A deficiency, extreme myopias, etc.  The blind and partially blind […]

Help for the Blind Children of Ethiopia Together with Virginia Perez

Help for the Blind Children of Ethiopia Together with Virginia Perez

January 21, 2011 No Comments

Thank you to everyone who has responded to our request for help with ideas and handicraft skills, to produce items for the deaf and blind children of Akaki Mengist School, Ethiopia. We are on the way. If anyone else would like to help please write to Ana at    apadrinamediterranea@gmail.com Ana is coordinating the work group. […]

The First Ethiopian Braillin – Braille Learning Doll for Children

The First Ethiopian Braillin – Braille Learning Doll for Children

January 14, 2011 13 Comments

First off, we shall tell you the story of the Braillin doll as a tribute to its creator Virginia Araceli Perez de Vallejo, a teacher from the province of Corrientes in Argentina.  She is one of these anonymous heroines who has contributed and invented great things for humanity. Virginia is a teacher at the Corrientes […]

Dedicating Ourselves to the Disabled Children in Ethiopia With Your Help

Dedicating Ourselves to the Disabled Children in Ethiopia With Your Help

January 8, 2011 No Comments

We’d like to share with you some of Mediterranea’s plans for this 2011 coming year. We want to dedicate ourselves more to the disabled children of Ethiopia.  It is a sector of the child population which is incredibly vulnerable, children who have virtually no present or future. Sami, the education delegate of the Akaki kebele […]

Breakfast or Lunch – A New Year & A Few Lives a Bit Healthier for Ethiopia

Breakfast or Lunch – A New Year & A Few Lives a Bit Healthier for Ethiopia

January 2, 2011 No Comments

At last Mediterranea has started to provide breakfast for the 198 children of the Biru Tesfa Primary School in Akaki, Ethiopia.  The breakfast is composed of bread, eggs and milk, on other days rice and other nutritious ingredients.  This is an important contribution to the dietary needs of these children who eat nothing or very […]

The Miracle of Glasses for the Deaf and the Blind

The Miracle of Glasses for the Deaf and the Blind

December 18, 2010 No Comments

We would like to introduce you to Deratu (on the left of the photo) and Hannaniya (on the right) who are students of the Akaki Mengist Public School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They, together with other children and teenagers, attend the two classes provided for those with sensory and psychological disabilities. Deratu and Hannaniya are […]

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Where We Have Been & Where We Are Today – Mediterranea in the US

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Good Things in Sight – And Not Only for the Blind Children

Virginia will arrive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to the Abugida school on 8th May to start up the classrooms...

New Group of Volunteers Integrates Well into the Abugida Schools

The April group of volunteers are installed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at Mediterranea’s Abugida School. They are working and...

What’s Going On At Mediterranea This April

Below we give an overview of the projects that we are currently working on. We run solely on volunteer...

For Every Child There Can Be A Success Story

I’m a little girl 22 months old.  I have been going to the Abugida kindergarten since it started in...

Mediterranea – More Motivated Than Ever To Help Build Ethiopian School Classrooms

You (friends, supporters, volunteers of Mediterranea) already know that last summer we experienced some difficulties at the Abugida schools...

Ophthalmologist Needed for Akaki Kids in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Are you an Ophthalmologist? In Akaki, some 12.5 miles from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, blindness and partial blindness are a...

Basic Hygiene Kits come in the form of Dignipacks

Yesterday with a team of six volunteers, we produced 200 Dignipacks, 50 for women and 150 for men.  We’d...