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AGM 2021

You are invited to our AGM 2021 which will take place on Zoom from 19.00 - 20.30 on Thursday 10 June.

Click here for the Zoom link and to download the documents for the meeting.


Can you help us run Exeter Ethiopia Link?

Do you have skills to share and a little time to spare?
Join our friendly team, take on a new interest and make a real difference to young and disadvantaged people in Ethiopia.

Exeter Ethiopia Link are recruiting volunteers to join our board of trustees.

We have vacancies for the role of secretary and for general trustees. A knowledge of the charity sector and experience in finance and/or governance would be helpful. Our meetings are held remotely and so geographical location is not a hindrance. If you would like to find out more, without obligation, please email and we can organise a chat with one of our team.


Read the Report
of the Members' LinkUp Meeting on
11 March 2021.


More than 100 people from all over the world tuned in via Zoom on Saturday 27 February to cook Ethiopian dishes together and to contribute to the Small but Significant group of UK charities.

23 Exeter Ethiopia Link members took part and contributed £270 to the Link's funds.

Screen shots of the event below.


News from our Libraries and Literacy Project

Our 34 EEL supported school libraries are reopened with librarians, additional furniture and books.
By the end of December we had 5907 males and 7615 females use the libraries and also 776 students borrowing books.


2020 Achievements

2020 was a difficult year with Covid-19 lock-downs in both the UK and in Ethiopia. Nevertheless, Exeter Ethiopia Link’s funds have continued to make a difference to the lives of people in the Nekemte region. Click on the button to read a summary of achievements for 2020.

(The photos is of a toilet constructed for girls at Ammo Preparatory School.)


How to do good at Christmas.

If you're looking for charity Christmas gifts, then why not show your support by gifting a membership subscription to EEL?

You'll be helping us with the work we do with families across Ethiopia.

- One year's membership of Exeter Ethiopia Link, either individual or joint;
- An Ethiopian Christmas card;  
- A festive leaflet with a description of Ethiopian Christmas traditions, Ethiopian Christmas recipes and information about the work Exeter Ethiopia Link does.

Thank you for continuing to support Exeter Ethiopia Link!

This Christmas Gift offer is available until 9 January 2021.
Gifts can now only be sent by Email.


Second Link-Up! Members' Meeting

7 - 9pm Thursday 3rd December 2020.


The Ethiopia Challenge

Run, walk or cycle 5k or 10k on
Sunday 15 November
to support our work with children and adults in Ethiopia.


First Link Up! Members' Meeting

18 members met up on Zoom on Thursday 10 September 2020.


Presentation at AGM

Our UK Aid Projects and Covid Response

Presentation by Mark Smith and Salem Uma.
Download the detailed slides here.


Year of the Tree
Forest Conservation

The Church Forests of Ethiopia

Watch this beautiful and thought-provoking video about a campaign to conserve small areas of forest in Ethiopia.


About thirty members and visitors attended our AGM via Zoom at 7pm on Wednesday 24 June 2020.
The meeting papers are available to download below.
Minutes of the meeting will be added later.


Year of The Tree Launched

Nearly 50 EEL members and visitors attended the launch of Year of the Tree. They joined Councillors Amal Ghusain and David Harvey in unexpected sunshine in Belmont Park, Exeter to plant a native oak tree, as a symbol and lasting legacy of our Year of the Tree 2020 initiative. Hot chocolate and cake went down well alongside wise words from guest speaker Dr Kirsten Pullen, Director of Conservation and Education for the Wild Planet Trust. Buzzing conversation, new members coming together and generous donations helped the afternoon feel like a great success. 2020 will see a programme of activities to support Year of the Tree, please do get involved.


Members help plant the oak.


Cllr Amhal, members and guests watch the planting.

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