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 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 HAVE WE REACHED
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.
JUNE 17th 2016
was the day of inauguration of the games and athletics area at the education project Abay Mado in Bahir Dar – a very impressive and very suitable area, which will make a large number of children very happy in the years to come.
IN DECEMBER 2015
we once again visited Abay Mado where section 3 of the school buildings is now half finished, and a new sports field is nearly finished. The new buildings are meant for the grades 1. - 8. who for the time being have found room in section 2 which was inaugurated in 2014. When section 3 is finished, section 2 will be for grades 9. - 12.
Saturday, September 26, 2015 we had our latest major art auction. It took place at the art museum ARoS in Aarhus. Read here about the result, and about the artists who had donated works for the auction, and see photos of the works.
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:
Tuesday September 30, 2014, was the day of a big celebration. On that day we inaugurated our largest construction so far at the education project Abay Mado, near the city of Bahir Dar. The buildings are to house grades 9 to 12, but at the beginning, more than 200 children from grades 1 to 4.
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.
Read how you can help here