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 they can).  As a temporary solution the sub city proposed a committee formed of three people who would administer the new account for the school.

This second group were not good either; they never fulfilled their commitments in an ethical manner.  For this reason we have refused to send them any more money.  Since last month we have been sending money to support the school through our own channels.

More Classrooms Needed for Abugida in Ethiopia
Today we received some good news.  They have dismissed this committee and confirmed to us in writing, signed by the highest authority of the Akaki sub city, that we can continue with their full support all of our work in Akaki.  Behind this action we can see the hands of the head of education from the sub city, the head of our kebele, the directors, sub-directors, and teachers of the Biru Tesfa and Fitawrari schools and the mothers and families of Abugida who are always on our side.

Mediterranea's Help for Schools in Ethiopia Africa
We know that it is not easy for them to confront their fellow countrymen on behalf of us foreigners but in the end reason and truth prevailed.  We continue with the struggle, with our eyes fixed on the new classroom for the 1 to 3 year olds and the possible construction of a classroom for blind children aged 4 to 7 both at Abugida; the four additional classrooms for the blind at Biru Tesa (because the costs came out too high in Akaki Mengist due to the steep terrain). Hopefully these projects will very quickly become reality.  There are no places for blind and partially blind children in Akaki and the problem is a big one.
In the end, another obstacle overcome for the umpteenth time.  But our motivation to help those in need through Mediterranea’s non-profit direct help has not waned; our batteries are stronger than those of the Duracel bunny!

Tags: Helping Ethiopia
One Comments to “Mediterranea – More Motivated Than Ever To Help Build Ethiopian School Classrooms”
  1. responsible citzen says:

    It is good what u are soing to help the velnerable children.I also read what u were going through.With all the effort u are doing are u sure that it is a problem even today.One man running the organization by itself and his relatives,running the account again only by itself,hiring and stoping their service of the employees only by itself,how could u be sure that your effort is contrubiting a lot to eradicate or minimize the problem of the target groups.Please try to identify the problem by asking the higher subcity officals ther is a lot problem in that school

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