We were successful in achieving all our targets for 2011 and further progress was made in supporting the Water Supply, Health & Sanitation, and Education sectors of Ejere District, the rural area that surrounds Addis Alem Town, in Ethiopia.
The full report and accounts can be found on the Charity Commission website.
Summary of 2011 projects.
Six wells were successfully drilled to a depth of 60 metres to supply up to 10,000 people with clean water at the villages of Kuftu, Chiri, Dabah, Kusaye, Indode, and Tulu Korma.
Health & Sanitation:
The health post at Besso was chosen as a pilot for a solar powered medical refrigerator The health post at Kusaye was provided with medical equipment and furniture. A toilet block was constructed for Tulu Korma school. A Training of Trainers (TOT) programme was conducted for 20 community members on personal hygiene and environmental sanitation.
Two junior schools (Gorba & Indode) & three primary schools (Tulu Korma, Besso & Kuftu) were equipped with resources including library books, furniture and playground equipment. The Hardship Fund at Ejere Chengere school was expanded to include provision for forty six students with educational equipment and school uniform. A new girls access to secondary education award scheme was set up for 20 girls who live far from the High school in Addis Alem, to enable them to progress to Grade 9.