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A Taste for Ethiopia 06

A Taste for Ethiopia is back, bigger and better!

To order your tickets, email event@for-ethiopia.com


London Marathon

Paul Ng will be running on 23rd April and is looking for your sponsorship.

Read his latest news...

4 hours 19 minutes later... ............................................

Our first AGM / Christmas party

January 7th, 2006 saw our first AGM, held on the same day as Ethiopian Christmas. See what happened at the event...


Sponsored Water Carry

Our most successful fundraising event to date was on the 15th July when St Josephs school fetched water from a local river on a sunny Friday afternoon...


Bristol - Addis Alem schools
Before travelling to Ethiopia in October 2004, St Josephs school in Bristol presented us with some lovely drawings drawn by their students...

Village travels in 2004
Tigist and Rob visited Addis Alem in October 2004. See what they found and what work has been done...
Village travels in 2003
Ride alongside Tigist as she researches the conditions and problems facing modern-day Ethiopian villagers on a trip to her Grandmother's ancestral home...

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Video clips from 2004

We have added a few video clips of the 2004 trip.

Take a look at life in Addis Alem...

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18.12.05 - We invite you to a Christmas Party with a difference! Ethiopians celebrate Christmas on 7th January. Come and help celebrate both Christmas and our first full year of operation. It will be an exciting evening of music and dancing along with short presentations of news, including video about what we have achieved this year and our plans for the future... Refreshments will be provided including some with an Ethiopian flavour such as honey wine, sambusas and the inevitable mince pies and coffee! It's free and starts at 7.30pm on Saturday the 7th of January. We hope you can join us! For more details click here.

09.12.05 - One of our trustees, Janet and her sister, have just returned to the UK following a visit to Ethiopia. They managed to take out books for the schools and have visited the sites of the springs with local engineers to finalise the arrangements for the works.

04.12.05 - A bristol GP and her family are back from Ethiopia having visited Addis Alem among other places. While there they visited the local health clinics to assess what was needed.

17.11.05 - We will be having a party on the 7th January 2006 to celebrate Ethiopian Christmas and our first AGM. It is going to be a fun evening and we hope you can attend. More details to follow soon.

01.11.05 - Richard King from the 'Exeter-Ethiopia Link' and his daughter have just returned from Ethiopia. While there, they visited Addis Alem to see our projects and offer advice and contacts for our upcoming works. We have just received some excellent photographs of Addis Alem which will be going up on the website shortly. Thank you Richard and Martha!

28.10.05 - We have received 10 secondhand PC's through 'Computers for African schools' and are now in the process of cleaning them up and installing some useful software. At present the Addis Alem senior school doesn't have any working computers and so cannot teach the full curriculum. We hope these, when shipped out, will help make a difference.

26.10.05 - We have now just collected some books and teaching aids from Chipping Sodbury School which will be taken to help the junior and senior schools in Addis Alem. A big thank you to Jenny Clark at the school for organising this!

01.10.05 - We received the grand sum of �1600.67 from St. Joseph's school following the Sponsored Water Carry. The school presented the cheque on Friday during the assembly and gave a fantastic presentation on the walk and our charity. Many many thanks to everyone involved in this event! We will be adding pictures soon.

30.09.05 - We have just heard that Paul is not well and will not be able to run on Sunday. Sorry to everybody who was planning on coming to cheer him on. The Pasta Party is still on though. Get well soon Paul!

21.09.05 - We will be having a 'Pasta Party' on Saturday the 1st October in preparation for the Bristol Half Marathon on the following day. This will be held in Fishponds at 7.30pm and will involve eating lots of lovely pasta! Paul Ng will be running on our behalf and is looking for sponsors...

20.09.05 - On Friday the 30th September, St Joseph's school will be presenting the charity with over �1000 of sponsorship collected from the Sponsored Water Carry on the 15th July. Pictures will be posted on the site after the presentation.

07.09.05 - The Bristol Half Marathon is on Sunday 2nd October and Paul Ng will be running on our behalf. If you know Paul and would like to sponsor him please get in touch with us through the contact page. We are hoping to have a 'Pasta Party' on the weekend of the race to raise money and energy for Paul's run!

21.08.05 - The video from a Taste For Ethiopia is finally edited and on the website. For those of you who attended back in May, I hope it will bring back memories.....click here to go video page.

12.08.05 - National Giving Week will take place starting the 17th October. Click on the banner on the right to find out more and possibly win �500 for the charity of your choice...

22.07.05 - Unfortunately the Times Educational Supplement did not have enough space in their last edition before the summer holidays so the Water Carry article will not be appearing.....click here to see our pictures of the event.

17.07.05 - The Wacky Races was great fun and �192 was raised to go to the spring project. A big thank you to Andy for organising and to all those who attended. Pictures will follow soon.

16.07.05 - The photos and article about the Sponsored Water Carry are now online. Click here to see what happened. Wacky Races is on tomorrow...

15.07.05 - The Sponsored Water Carry by St. Joseph's school was a great success! Thank you to the teachers, children and parents who all seemed to have a great time! Pictures will appear soon....The Times even sent a photographer and something should appear in the Educational supplement.

14.07.05 - We can now accept online donations through the Charities Aid Foundation. They can accept credit and debit cards and Gift Aid will automatically be applied for. Click here to donate. If you would prefer to donate by standing order or cheque please select the link at the top of the page.

11.07.05 - Paul Ng has just completed the Copenhagen half marathon in 1hr42mins (which he was disappointed with!!!) - he is now preparing for the Bristol Half Marathon which is on the 2nd October 2005. He will be seeking sponsorship soon....and if anyone else is running and would like to run on our behalf please get in touch.

06.07.05 - I have had reports that the link for the Wacky Races event is not working. Try this link to a JPG file if you are having problems. Click here to find out more about the spring.

01.07.05 - The Wacky Races event on the 17th July is looking good and should hopefully raise more money for our spring project. Click here to find out more about the spring.

29.06.05 - The whole of St Joseph's school will be walking through Fishponds on Friday the 15th July in support of For-ethiopia! The children will be fetching water from the river in Vassells park and carrying it in containers back to the school to raise money for our spring project. Many thanks to the teachers and pupils!

08.06.05 - Wacky Races will be taking place on the 17th July. It is a car treasure hunt, with clues leading you to different locations and prizes for the winners (and losers!). A good family day out! For more details take a look at the flyer by clicking 'here'

01.06.05 - After the success of the first event, we are pleased to announce that we have another planned! This time it will be a car treasure hunt around Bristol and will be on the 17th July - more details to follow.

08.05.05 - The event went very well! We had over 60 people attending plus helpers and everyone was still able to get second helpings.

29.04.05 - SOLD OUT! All the tickets for a Taste For Ethiopia have now been sold. If you were planning to come and have not yet bought your tickets we are sorry but will hopefully have another event soon. Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket, we hope you enjoy the evening. See you on the 7th May!

27.04.05 - We now have less than ten tickets for 'Taste for Ethiopia' available. We are amazed at the response and hope that everyone enjoys themselves on the 7th May. Please contact us soon if you still need tickets!

17.04.05 - Half of the tickets for the 'Taste for Ethiopia' are now sold and there is now only 3 weeks to go to the event, so order your tickets now before it is too late!

10.04.05 - We received �91.11 from the collection at the 'Global Week of Action' service at Woodlands today. Many thanks to the organisers for their kind offer!

14.03.05 - We are now officially registered with the Charities Commission. Our registration number is 1108526 and this now means we will be able to claim back tax on all donations through Gift Aid.

06.03.05 - Tickets are now on sale for 'A Taste For Ethiopia' on Saturday, May 7th in Bristol. This will be a great chance to experience Ethiopian food and culture. For details and tickets please click here.

04.03.05 - Tigist gave a presentation in assembly to the whole school at St. Joseph's school in Bristol. The children got to see videos and photographs and experience 'carrying water' to get an idea of what life is like for an Ethiopian child.

20.02.05 - The Bristol Half Marathon is on the 2nd October 2005 and Paul Ng will be running on behalf of For-ethiopia. Paul is a regular runner and last year completed the course in a very respectable 1hr 38 mins and 11 seconds.

Tigist and Rob made another visit to Addis Alem in October 2004. See their photos in the gallery and video clips from the left hand menu.



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