Archive for Helping Ethiopia

Celebrations at the Ethiopian Fitawrari Public School

Celebrations at the Ethiopian Fitawrari Public School

December 16, 2010 No Comments

The recent celebration at the Fitawrari School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was attended by the leaders of many of Akaki Kaliti’s most important organizations: the Kebeles, the city council, and the heads of all the primary schools. They came to see and better understand the school’s project for feeding the children. This is the primary […]

World Aids Day – Fighting Against the Stigma of HIV & AIDS

World Aids Day – Fighting Against the Stigma of HIV & AIDS

December 1, 2010 No Comments

UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and Aids, has a mission. Mediterranea participates in that mission. That mission is stop the discrimination and devaluation of people who live and are associated with HIV and AIDS. “Discrimination”, for us, refers to the unjust and hostile treatment of people who have or are perceived to […]

Sami and a Dream – A Center for the Disabled in Ethiopia

Sami and a Dream – A Center for the Disabled in Ethiopia

November 9, 2010 No Comments

The person on the right of the photo below is Sami. Sami is the representative of Education for the Akaki Kaliti kebele (neighborhood) in Ethiopia.  Sami is very intelligent, with an enviably quick mind.  Sami is totally blind. In his youth he was the only blind boy in the area to attend a state school.  […]

In my stories the princesses…

In my stories the princesses…

November 4, 2010 No Comments

There are not twenty mattresses, Neither a pea nor a castle; They sleep on the earth floor; In rooms made of paper walls. In my stories the princesses Are born with red blood, Are dressed in rags, Have skin that shines like satin. The princesses of my stories Don’t eat every day, But show a […]

Wonderful Volunteers Help the Abugida School in Ethiopia

Wonderful Volunteers Help the Abugida School in Ethiopia

October 20, 2010 No Comments

In relation to the past turbulent times in Abugida, from here we want to publicly thank our volunteers of this summer: Maria, Alejandra and Eduardo. Maria and Alejandra were there in July and Eduardo in August. Without Maria and Alejandra, the kindergarten in Abugida would not have been able to be what it is today. […]

Schools of Akaki: Our Return to Addis Ababa

Schools of Akaki: Our Return to Addis Ababa

October 5, 2010 No Comments

Sunday, October 10th, 2010 we will return to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This time, apart from checking out the Abugida School, new projects and relationships are waiting for us. We can now rename the project: “Schools of Akaki”. On the first day, we shall sign an agreement between the Kebele of Akaki and the Mediterranea NGO […]

A Mother’s Day in Ethiopia – Stories and Histories

A Mother’s Day in Ethiopia – Stories and Histories

September 21, 2010 No Comments

Makeda (not really her name but a traditional Ethiopian name meaning “beautiful”) is a woman and mother from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, born in the mystical city of Gondar, the Camelot of Africa; a city of incredible castles, a recommended place to visit and a ‘must see’ if you go to Ethiopia. For some years, Makeda […]

70 More Children in School, 70 Less Children on the Streets of Ethiopia

70 More Children in School, 70 Less Children on the Streets of Ethiopia

September 20, 2010 No Comments

Yesterday was a happy day in the public school Fitawrari Abaninya of Akaki, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The 70 children, most 10 years old, who began a bridge course in reading, writing and basic mathematics last April, have finished the course. Mediterranea covered the expenses of these courses by paying for school materials for the children […]

Medical Help for One Ethiopian Boy Makes for One Happy Mom!

Medical Help for One Ethiopian Boy Makes for One Happy Mom!

August 21, 2010 No Comments

Remember our friend Mikias? The young Ethiopian boy who has been spending a little time with us in Mallorca for treatment of his chronic osteomyelitis? Well, after four months, the clinging, multiresistant and mutating bacteria that has been an inseparable companion to Mikias for the last four years, and the cause of the destruction of […]

What a great day at the new Abugida Nursery School!

What a great day at the new Abugida Nursery School!

August 19, 2010 No Comments

We received this wonderful report from one of our “Cutie Pies” attending the Abugida Nursery School in Ethiopia, telling us about how well they all seem to be spending their days at the new school: Dear Mediterranea, So, the first few days at the nursery school were strange. We all cried a lot because we […]

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Mediterranea Surpasses 300 Members – Donations Help Projects Continue

Even during this economic depression we have managed to increase our number of  members and have passed the psychological barrier...

Help for the Blind Children of Ethiopia Together with Virginia Perez

Thank you to everyone who has responded to our request for help with ideas and handicraft skills, to produce...

The First Ethiopian Braillin – Braille Learning Doll for Children

First off, we shall tell you the story of the Braillin doll as a tribute to its creator Virginia...

Dedicating Ourselves to the Disabled Children in Ethiopia With Your Help

We’d like to share with you some of Mediterranea’s plans for this 2011 coming year. We want to dedicate...

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

At last Mediterranea has started to provide breakfast for the 198 children of the Biru Tesfa Primary School in...

Glasses Go To Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Guinea and Burkina Faso

Over the Christmas holidays, supporters of Mediterranea delivered glasses to: Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Guinea....

Substitute Mothers – A Small Light and Big Commitment

This Christmas, at Mediterranea, we received some good news: at last it seems that we have found a substitute...

Children of HIV+ Families in Need of Sponsorship: Sometimes it Just Can’t Be

We met Zoraida four years ago when we first started in the Abugida school in Ethiopia.  She is a...

The Miracle of Glasses for the Deaf and the Blind

We would like to introduce you to Deratu (on the left of the photo) and Hannaniya (on the right)...

Celebrations at the Ethiopian Fitawrari Public School

The recent celebration at the Fitawrari School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was attended by the leaders of many of...