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The Year of Reading running total raised stands at £1,031!          It's not too late to hold a book swap coffee morning. Simply invite some friends to bring along their used books and sell them a cup of coffee for £3. Our libraries gain funds for books and your friends enjoy a chat and a new book to read!    

The Year of Reading

This Year's Fund Raising Campaign

Exeter Ethiopia Link is committed to supporting education in Nekemte from early years through to university level. Our previous fundraising campaigns - The Year of the Librarian and The Year of the Girl – provided vital support for students and teachers in Nekemte and surrounding areas and this year we are focusing on the relationship between literacy and education by launching The Year of Reading.

By providing books and supporting librarians, children of all ages will have the chance to become better readers. Some will enjoy reading just for the sake of it, for many it will give them improved skills to follow written instructions, read signs and notices and enhance their employability, but most of all, improved reading skills will underpin overall educational achievement.

Will you be part of the Exeter Ethiopia Link Monthly Magic?

To help to make our projects sustainable into the future we are asking if you could sign up to a monthly donation.

£3 per month

This will buy 12 books for our libraries over a year.
We lend out 3000 books every month.

£5 per month

This will provide tutorials for 3 children to achieve literacy every year.
Over 150 girls have attended tutorials and we are now extending this to boys to bridge the literacy gap caused by covid and local security issues.


We are a voluntary organisation with members mostly in Exeter and the Southwest. Our aim is to encourage and support small but sustainable development projects in Ethiopia.

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