The Ethiopian expression "ewiket lehibret" means "knowledge for everyone", and the organisation "Ewiket Lehibret Support Association" (in short ELSA) is a recognised NGO, formed and run by individuals, with the purpose of supporting good quality school constructions in Ethiopia.The aim is to provide sound schooling to as many children as possible, so as to ensure economic and democratic progress for the country.
In addition to this, we support education of a limited number of adults, mainly single mothers.
IN NOVEMBER 2017
the Danish ambassador to Ethiopia, Mette Thygesen, visited the Abay Mado education centre. The ambassador visited the kindergarten and other classrooms, and she was intensely concerned about the school and the education. Here she is taking pictures of the children who paint the Danish flag. Afterwards she praised the project to the skies.
IN FEBRUARY 2017
we again visited the Abay Mado education centre at Bahir Dar. It was decided that we this year will build three large open huts, where the children can sit under a roof and have their lunch. The hut on the picture above is only a small one for playing. The large huts will be able to hold 120 children each.
SO FAR ARE WE NOW
On the website Google Earth you can clearly see our large project Abay Mado Education Center near The Blue Nile outside the big city of Bahir Dar. Here you can see the three sections, which are now all taken into use. In front of the picture is the new sports field.
Lasse Mølsted and Martin Johannsen have made a new video about the project in Bahir Dar. They both study film production and visited the project in June 2015. See the video on Youtube here:
We are fully aware that our help is like a drop in the ocean, but we can assure you that where that drop lands, it creates much pleasure, benefit, and hope.
We hope you would like to support our work, thereby giving children in Ethiopia a better chance.
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In 2017 many things happened at the education project in Bahir Dar. Three big lunch huts were built, the school has received a number of computers from Denmark, and the Danish ambassador visited the project. The school has now 875 students. Many more parents in a large neighbourhood want their children to go to our school, so the plan is extra buildings for all in all 1.500 students as soon as we can provide the money.