More than 30 people attended the AGM on Saturday 15 June in Exeter.  They were treated to a wonderful Ethiopian buffet generously donated by Hirut Von Lamy and provided by Ethiopian caterer, Atsede Gidey. 

Congratulations to our Secretary,
Dawn Swettenham, for completing
the Chester Half-Marathon on 19th May.

More than £800 raised so far (before doubling and Gift Aid), all of which will go towards providing school textbooks in Nekemte, Ethiopia.

There is still time to donate.
Click the button below. When you get to the Payment page remember to click on the
Donation to Year of The Teacher button.

The Year of the Teacher

Introducing our Funding Focus for 2024

Exeter Ethiopia Link is committed to supporting education in Nekemte from early years through to university level. This year we are focusing on the importance of our teachers and looking for ways to support and enhance their teaching skills.

Gobena Atomsa

Gobena's retirement ceremony was held on 22nd of March, 2024 in the presence of Gobena and 15 people from DASSC staff in Nekemte. Everyone who attended the ceremony contributed to buy a gift of a 'gabi' (a traditional throw made of cotton).

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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