We will be counting on the valiant collaboration of mini brigades of volunteers who are making themselves available to help out with repairs, maintenance and extensions at our schools in Ethiopia. We already have the first team looking at dates: five men and a woman. These mini brigades are formed by seamen from the super yachts that arrive at our shores in the winter for the offseason. All the volunteers are giving their services free of charge and are paying all of their travel costs.
In Abugida they will erect a fence around the school to stop the street animals for entering, they’ll reconstruct the school entrance, carry out plumbing and many outstanding repairs. They are people used to solving difficult problems at deep sea and sometimes in the face of great difficulties, so they have acquired many skills. In Fita they will fit water tubing for the kitchen. In Sebeta they will buy and install a new industrial kitchen and an extractor. They’ll also lay cement around the houses so that they don’t get full of mud during the rainy season. They will train up two handymen at both Abugida and Sebeta. Their work will be very very useful to maintain and embellish the schools especially now that we are in the process of building a new cesspit at Abugida, using a local contractor at a cost of 5500 Euros.
If you are interested in joining or forming your own mini brigade please contact us. We also have a Facebook page dedicated to these Med digniprogrammes.