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.
our work by
NEW HUTS FOR LUNCH
In the summer 2019 ELSA has built two big huts for lunch and education at Blessed Gebre Michael Catholic School in Bahir Dar, with whom we started a co-operation in 2018. The school is run by Catholic nuns, and therefore we call it School of the Sisters. It has more than 1,100 students and does a very great job for poor children. The huts have room for 220 children from kindergarten or 120 bigger students.
NEW NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
Monday, January 14, 2019 the big Danish newspaper Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten brought an article about Elsa´s chairman Gert Jensen and his work in Ethiopia.
Follow this link to the article. Unfortunately you will have to passe several advertisements during the reading:
In November we again visited the Abay Mado education centre, among other things to deliver more new computers and education materials.
Moreover we have started a new cooperation with another scool in Bahir Dar, Blessed Gebre Michael Catholic School. It is run by catholic nuns, but all children are welcome, regardles of religious belief. The school has 1.140 pupils of which some come from very bad conditions. They are not only educated, but also washed and fed at sthe school.
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.
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.
VIDEO ABOUT THE PROJECT
Lasse Mølsted and Martin Johannsen have made a 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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The past year has been characterized by completion at the Abay Mado education centre in Bahir Dar. At the same time we have started a cooperation with another school in Bahir Dar by the name ”Blessed Gebre Michael Catholic School”. It is run by nuns and by the same principles as the Abay Mado centre: All children are welcome, regardless of religious belief, and Christianity is not imposed. The school today has 1.140 pupils, of which many are outcast and orphans or come from extremely bad conditions.