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.
Once again, we are taking part in the
Big Give Christmas Challenge.
Donate on the Big Give website:
from 12:00 PM, 29 November to 12:00 PM, 6 December 2022.
Last year, many members donated to Exeter Ethiopia Link as part of our Big Give Campaign to support the employment of school librarians in rural Ethiopia. A massive THANK YOU.
Your donations made a HUGE difference and our Ethiopian team have made a short video telling the story of our (well actually your) work with libraries over the last year:
and also some case studies of the amazing librarians you supported:
This year we are hoping to raise money again through the Big Give to continue our work with the 34 school librarians. We are targeting £3740 and the good news is that we have guaranteed match funding from Ethiopia Aid and Enable Ed so when doubled, this will get us £7480. This will ensure that the 34 librarians remain in a job and supporting children to access books for another year. In practical giving terms, this is an approximate cost of £110 per individual librarian.
Our aim is to reduce inequality and promote health, safety and wellbeing for girls living in the Nekemte area of Ethiopia.
We held our first members' meeting to discuss possible events and projects on 19 January.
You can read a report of this Brainstorming Session by
Please contact us with your comments, suggestions and, especially,
offers of help.
We hope to be supporting more girls like Saron.
This is Saron Adugna who is aged 10 and attending grade 5 in a rural primary school. She had had her leg amputated from the knee down. Exeter Ethiopia Link's volunteer, Murti, met her in school on a monitoring visit and referred her to Nekemte Physical Rehabilitation Centre. The result is she now has a new prosthetic leg and supporting crutch and shoes. (Photo published with permission.)
You can donate to The Year of The Girl by clicking the button below.