returned to the town of Addis Alem in October 2004. The road had got
much worse and meant travel was only possible by bus or 4x4. But the
government are in the middle of building a new road from Addis Ababa to
Ambo which will pass through Addis Alem making future travel much
at the junior school was complete but required a few alterations to
make it safer (at least in the eyes of UK health and safety) which
meant it was out of action for a few weeks.
We presented drawings to the junior school from Bristol and gave the students lots of drawing materials.
talked with students from both the junior and senior schools to find
out what problems they were having and walked with some of them to see
their routes to school.
visited the spring where a large number of families obtain their
drinking water. This is going to be our first big project and we are
hopefully going to improve the cleanliness and storage facilities to
enable safe drinking water all year round.