15 Jul 2012

Good news!

We at Med, are very happy to be able to inform  you  that the "Breakfast for the children at the Akaki Mengist school" program is going to be a reality.
The project is about giving breakfast to the 33 special needs children and adolescents and 150 other children in the school for a whole year. AEA Solidaria (Air Europa and Globalia) have decided to fund the project.
Members of AEA Solidaria will travel to Ethiopia in August to see our programs and the schools we work in. That way they will get a first hand impression of the needs in the area and the work Mediterranea does.
The Mediterranea schools in Akaki programs are growing and so are the number of children that are given breakfast every day at school. With the incorporation of the Akaki Mengist to the fold we will be helping to feed over 1000 children.
In Abugida the children receive, breakfast, lunch and merienda.

Thank you AEA Solidaria!


Graduation Celebration in Abugida

Niki arrived today in Abugida (Ethiopia), she too is a teacher from the Escola Global (Mallorca), and so far she is the 4th volunteer to arrive there this month.
She and Laura II will train the teachers in the Abugida school in making learning a more fun experience.  On arrival she partook in the graduation celebration for the children leaving Abugida. They celebrate this with a great fiesta and every one comes with the best attire they can get their hands on to look their best on this very important day. The children sing, act and dance for the public. Afterwards a refreshment is had which consists mostly of popcorn and coffee.

In Ethiopia the graduating from one academic level to another is an important ceremony and the children dress with togas and each one is given a  bunch of flowers
This is a very happy day, but in Abugida there is a slight tint  of sadness as with their graduation these children leave their friends, teachers, good nutrition,  hygienic conditions and their security.
In this picture we can see Phil giving  a short speech to the families  on behalf of Mediterranea . We hope to soon have lots of pictures of the children who were the stars of the day.