Archive for Helping Ethiopia

Personal Log: My First Visit to Abugida School in Ethiopia

Personal Log: My First Visit to Abugida School in Ethiopia

July 12, 2010 No Comments

Three weeks ago, Victoria, Stefi and I returned from Ethiopia. It was my first visit to the Abugida school we have in the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. After driving south for about half an hour, we took a left hand turn and drove up a very bumpy muddy road which made me doubt that […]

Help for Ethiopian Boy Comes in the form of Mallorca’s Schools, Ocean & Doctors

Help for Ethiopian Boy Comes in the form of Mallorca’s Schools, Ocean & Doctors

July 2, 2010 No Comments

Our friend, Mikias, who is spending time in Mallorca, Spain for treatment of Chronic Osteomyelitis (what a simple name for a disease with such a long and complicated treatment) was able to spend a couple of hours in the Mediterranean Sea today. He did not want to get out of the healing waters. His father, […]

Abugida’s Nursery School is Now OPEN … at Last!

Abugida’s Nursery School is Now OPEN … at Last!

June 29, 2010 No Comments

Next Monday (July 5th) will see the kickoff of Abugida’s nursery school for children from the ages of 1 to 2, affectionately nicknamed “The Cutie Pies” by us and by Abugida’s workers. We have 31 children starting out, 31 children with 31 histories – quite a few of them very difficult, and all of them, […]

Supporting the Elderly in Ethiopia – No More Pretending to Not See the Problem

Supporting the Elderly in Ethiopia – No More Pretending to Not See the Problem

June 25, 2010 No Comments

Mediterranea has decided to begin support for an extremely vulnerable sector of the population in Ethiopia, the elderly. In Ethiopia, old age conditions seem to begin at the age of 50, and in some cases before. Initially we will help 10 elderly people from Akaki (an area 25 km from Addis Ababa), who live in […]

Mikias’ Story – An Ethiopian Child Gets Direct Help For Osteomyelitis

Mikias’ Story – An Ethiopian Child Gets Direct Help For Osteomyelitis

June 7, 2010 No Comments

Through the direct help of the Mediterranea Organization, an Ethiopian child, Mikias, who had chronic osteomyelitis in his right forearm, was brought to Mallorca for care and attention and his first operation towards successfully helping him toward recovery. After several days with intravenous antibiotics, he was put in the operating room to clean up his […]

Children’s Nursery in Abugida Ethiopia

Children’s Nursery in Abugida Ethiopia

February 15, 2010 No Comments

Mediterranea will soon begin to select the children who will attend the nursery in Abugida, Ethiopia. We have to start the selection well in advance of the school year in order to give ourselves time to make sure that all of the children have the correct vaccinations, in this way we will avoid the spread […]

Ethiopian Mikias Comes to Spain for Operation

Ethiopian Mikias Comes to Spain for Operation

February 6, 2010 No Comments

We are delighted that Son Dureta has accepted Mikias, a twelve year old Ethiopian boy,  for an operation on the chronic osteomyelitis in his arm, which has already caused problems in the use of his hand. We believed it was preferable for him tocome to Spain rather than sending all the necessary medical supplies and […]

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Mediterranea New Member Holiday Project

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

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Christmas Fair in Puerto Portals, Mallorca

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In my stories the princesses…

There are not twenty mattresses, Neither a pea nor a castle; They sleep on the earth floor; In rooms...

Wonderful Volunteers Help the Abugida School in Ethiopia

In relation to the past turbulent times in Abugida, from here we want to publicly thank our volunteers of...

Schools of Akaki: Our Return to Addis Ababa

Sunday, October 10th, 2010 we will return to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This time, apart from checking out the Abugida...

A Mother’s Day in Ethiopia – Stories and Histories

Makeda (not really her name but a traditional Ethiopian name meaning “beautiful”) is a woman and mother from Addis...

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

Yesterday was a happy day in the public school Fitawrari Abaninya of Akaki, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The 70 children,...

Starting Up: 2010-2011 Mediterranea 4th World Program in Mallorca, Spain

We, at Mediterranea, are preparing the 4th world Mallorca program for 2010-2011. We need help in all sorts of...