The majority of schools that Link Ethiopia works with in Ethiopia have great resourcing needs, often for basics such as classrooms, toilets and libraries. Fundraising can be a good way to give your students sense of achievement and allow them to feel that they have been able to make a real difference for their friends in the link school. We can advise about the best ways to discuss fundraising with your students to encourage positive messages and to avoid stereotypes or simplified messages about solving global problems. We would encourage you to watch our ‘Taking Action’ presentation.
If you would like to raise money, please get in touch and we will discuss a suitable project with you. Depending on the needs of your partner school, you may feel it better to focus your support towards other less well resourced schools nearby or other educational projects. In all cases, we will discuss this with both you and your partner school. All of our projects are carried out with local labour and communities will often donate raw materials or raise money themselves. Link Ethiopia will keep you updated on the progress of your project.