(Latest news at the top.)
This year's Acoustic Cafe took place
on Saturday 17 June 2017.
Click here to read about the evening and see some photos.
The Annual Report for 2016 was presented at the recent AGM.
Click here to download the report as a PDF.
This year's Acoustic Cafe will take place at St Mathews Hall, Topsham, on
Saturday 17 June 2017, 7.30 - 11.00 pm.
Click here to see the poster with full details.
Ella Huffman and Penny Pullen recently visited Ethiopia to monitor a number of current projects including the Inclusive Education Project, the Library and Reading Centres Project and our new Collective Sponsorship Programme for Deaf Students.
Click here to read the report (pdf) of their visit.
In August 2016 Exeter Ethiopia LInk part-funded a visit to the Nekemte Eye Clinic by six volunteer optometrists from the charity Vision Aid Overseas.
Click here to read a report (pdf) of this successful visit.
We have recently sent out an email to all members with information about our new Sponsorship Scheme. If you haven't received this email, please check how your email software deals with what it considers to be spam. If you find our email in your spam folder, try right-clicking on the email in the spam list. You should then see an option like "This is not spam". Select this and the emails should come to your Inbox as normal. You may also need to check your anti-virus software and make sure it is letting our emails through.
Emma Sarton visited Nekemte in July 2016 to check on progress in various projects and to work with the team based in DASSC. Her visits noted a number of key achievements and challenges:
Since 2013 Exeter Ethiopia Link has supported young people with hearing loss who graduate from the Nekemte School for the Deaf to continue on to secondary school. We campaigned, with the School for the Deaf, for signing teachers to be provided in some mainstream schools, and with additional tutorials funded by Exeter Ethiopia Link the 37 students who we support have made remarkable progress. We now need to find accommodation for these students and we are looking for sponsors to help us keep these young people in education. For more information about our sponsorship appeal and to download a brochure go to our People With Disabilities page