26 Feb 2011

English Radio Mallorca

For those of you who don't know English Radio Mallorca here is their link www.englishradiomallorca.com/.  They are regular supporters of Mediterranea and are currently helping with the collection of materials for the Dignipacks.  A big thank you to Laura and the team !!

24 Feb 2011

Sound Balls

We want to thank everyone who has contributed games and play learning materials for the blind babies of the future blind kindergarten in Abugida (that we hope will be ready in May) and the blind children of Akaki Mengist School.

We continue to receive beautiful sound balls for the babies, made by a group of Catalan ladies who are patchwork enthusiasts.  Thank you so much ladies!!

If anyone else would like to get involved in making handicraft toys please write to apadrinamediterranea@yahoo.es  Everyone is most welcome!!

23 Feb 2011

Mediterranea in Pieces

Dear Followers of Mediterranea

Here we have a list of people who form the nucleus of Mediterranea.  I think you already know that any member of Mediterranea can easily form part of this nucleus without any need for bureaucracy.  If you are interested in supporting any area in particular or have new ideas that you would like to work on then please contact who ever you think appropriate from this list.

President, coordinator of programmes in Ghana, Member of the Board
Michael Stoma
Tel: 650259187 Email: mediterranea.ong@gmail.com

Secretary & Member of the Board
Lorenzo Ros

Accountant & Member of the Board
Juan Luís Andrés Martínez
Tel: 607800807 Email: juanluis@serfico.net

Coordinator of the programmes in Ethiopia, responsible for the blog in Castilian & Member of the Board
Victoria Baldo

Coordinator of the Madrid zone, public relations, Member of the Board
Stefanie Milla

Coordinator of the Asturias zone, in charge of material for the blind children in Ethiopia, in charge of sponsorships & Member of the Board
Ana Calso
Tel: 616686577  Email: apadrinamediterranea@gmail.com

Coordinator of 4th World Palmanova & Member of the Board
Heidrun Bierkämper
Tel: 606010397  Email: hbierkamper@hotmail.com

Coordinator of 4th World Palma
Fernanda Canoura Guerra
Tel: 659952334  Email: fercanourag@hotmail.com

Coordinator of Canaries zone
Sandra Bethancourt

Coordinator of Andalucía zone
Marga Muñiz

Coordination and cooperation with Zaqueo (4th World), responsible for the blog in German
Brita Krebs
Tel: 649012170 Email: granada_94@hotmail.com

Consultant for social networks and Internet, administrator of US Website
Lydia Fabry

Coordinator of Fitawrari School in Ethiopia, administration of the web and Facebook in English
Robin Griffith

Responsible for blog in Catalan
Eduardo Vivancos 

Responsible for Engineering and Construction of the projects
Barry Goldsworthy

Responsible for warehouse Palma zone
Jill Witkamp

Mediterranea’s coordinator in Ethiopia
Dr.Zerihun Getahun

Coordinator of fund raising activities
Jackie Evans
Tel: 609421073 Email: jackie@mallorcasolutions.com

Mikias' Fourth Operation

It went well.

He now only needs one more, which he’ll probably have within the next few weeks.  When the postoperative period and therefore danger of infection from the next and last operation has passed Mikias will be able to return to his home in Addis Ababa where he has a new sister who he has never seen.

Mikias has been with us here in Mallorca since April last year.  He has been attending the Baleares International School, a British school based in the municipality of Calvia, who have shown solidarity by letting him attend the school.  During this time his English has gone from poor to very good.  This will be a very useful tool for him to bring back to Ethiopia.

What’s more a family from the school has offered to sponsor his studies at a private school in Addis where they teach in English and which will open the door for Mikias to take his education too much higher levels.

This together with a new physical life without pain, without infection, without the risk of gangrene, amputation, sepsis or death.

Photos:  Mikias “suffering” the Mallorcan summer.