Archive for Helping Kids

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 […]

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 […]

Substitute Mothers – A Small Light and Big Commitment

Substitute Mothers – A Small Light and Big Commitment

December 28, 2010 No Comments

This Christmas, at Mediterranea, we received some good news: at last it seems that we have found a substitute mother for a child at Abugida who is on the point of becoming orphaned.  This little boy, of six years old, only has his mother and she, tragically, is gravely ill with AIDS and terminal breast […]

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

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

December 27, 2010 No Comments

We met Zoraida four years ago when we first started in the Abugida school in Ethiopia.  She is a girl who had everything until the HIV+ illness, that killed her husband, affected her and has radically changed her life.  She had to return to Akaki to live with her family who, because of her illness, […]

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 […]

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 – Recap As We Enter the Winter Months of 2011

Please see brief recaps on various projects, volunteers and general help Mediterranea has given as a non-profit organization during...

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

I look at this US-based website when, in April, I last updated and moved blog posts and news items...

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...