We revised our approach on how to support girls and girls’ education. Since then we have started a variety of girls’ education focussed programmes including income generating activities for parents of girls who are at risk of dropping out of school.
We hold a 10k run in Gondar to promote the importance of girls’ education. The event involves the Mayor of Gondar, 6 professional runners and over 200 girls.
We scale up our Literacy programme in collaboration with the Gondar Education Office with the aim of changing the school curriculum to include phonics in English language teaching across the Amhara region.
Our 20 year anniversary is celebrated with a parade in Ethiopia. The parade shows off silk flags made by 20 schools from Ethiopia and the UK.
Olympic gold-winning long-distance runner and Ethiopian businessman Haile Gebrselassie joins us as a dedicated patron.
We were honoured when Jonathan Dimbleby, one of Britain’s best known broadcasters, joined as our patron.
Their names are known and appreciated throughout the length and breadth of Ethiopia as enthusiastic guardians of the nation’s history.
St George’s School – a joint project with Broomwood Hall School – opened its doors for the first time to 100 local orphaned and vulnerable children from Azezo in Gondar, Ethiopia!
Another major project at Fasilides Preparatory – a fully-equipped resource for teachers to utilise – improving the quality of education for thousands of students.
We committed £20,000 towards the construction of a brand new lecture hall at Fasilides Preparatory School in Gondar – the first of many infrastructure projects that we have funded.
12 student pioneers took part in the first group visit to Fasilides School in Gondar.
As we welcomed our first Ethiopian team member we also opened the doors to our first office, in Gondar.
Ed Bratton and Sam Grundy became the first two Gap Year students to visit Gondar with Link Ethiopia! They spent a number of months teaching and working in Fasilides Preparatory School.
Paul Testa & Kate Williams cycled for 7 months, from Amersham in the UK to Gondar, Northern Ethiopia, raising nearly £13,000!
Our range of education programmes expand outside the Amhara region for the first time. Firew Tilahun joined our team to oversee our projects in Addis Ababa and the Oromia region, based in Bishoftu (formerly known as Debre Zeit).