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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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