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.
Help for disabled blind kids in Ethiopia
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 (neighborhood), who, as you know is blind, is bringing blind children, who are normally shut in their homes, to our school.  He also brings children with mental disabilities.  These are children who are permanently locked up and many times tied up in their homes because their families have to go to work and don’t have any other way of keeping them from endangering themselves.

At the Akaki Mengist school there are only two classes for these children.  So we need to build more classrooms.  To begin with we had thought that one day we could construct a completely new school, but Akaki Mengist has offered us land to construct more classrooms for the blind and deaf children.  This option is cheaper and has the advantage to include these classrooms in a school that is already up and running.  The physically disabled will be able to work in the vegetable garden, which will be made bigger.
Schools in Ethiopia for Disabled and Blind Children
We also want to fulfill another dream: the creation of a kindergarten for blind babies.  This will be at Abugida, at the entrance to the school.

We have achieved much in the four years that we have been in Ethiopia.  The challenges have been big but so have the achievements.  We want to continue doing things in Ethiopia.  The people need us and there is much more work that needs doing.  The sub city of Akaki wants our help to create more pre and infant schools but we cannot take on any of these projects if we don’t increase our number of members.  We proposed to the head of the sub city that he too become a member of Mediterranea… a little humor always helps!

In summary, friends, followers, volunteers of Mediterranea, we start 2011 with much motivation, and don’t want to forget to say thank you for being there and thank you all for allowing us to do what we are doing.  Hopefully the family of Mediterranea will continue growing and allow us to do even more. Your continued support to help those in need will always be appreciated!

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