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In January 2014 at Gumselasa School Parents Open Day we presented a full set of 90 framed wipeable educational posters supporting the local curriculum Grades 1 to 4 to the school. Present were the Directors of all eight schools we have built and many senior local dignitaries from the Regional & local Administration & Education. National & Regional media gave good exposure - including TV. Now the posters are being fixed in all other schools. At this event EYES Circus entertained a large crowd & the local community provided typical refreshments. £ 4,500 funds for this initiative will be provided by a donor.
In January 2014 at Gumselasa School Parents Open Day we presented a full set of 90 framed wipeable educational posters supporting the local curriculum Grades 1 to 4 to the school. Present were the Directors of all eight schools we have built and many senior local dignitaries from the Regional & local Administration & Education. National & Regional media gave good exposure - including TV. Now the posters are being fixed in all other schools. At this event EYES Circus entertained a large crowd & the local community provided typical refreshments. £ 4,500 funds for this initiative will be provided by a donor.
On Sat 19 Oct 2013 Professor Kindeya, President of Mekelle University opened our ninth community rural school built by EYES, the implementing partners of A-CET. Metego School, built to a high standard, furnished and with mains power installed cost £150,000. It was built in eight months using paid community labour. Metego has places for 800 students in eight grades and will be run by the Education Bureau, with no fees charged. The ceremony was attended by many senior dignatories and entertainment provided by the EYES Circus & Cultural Dance Troupe with traditional food provided by the community. On Wed 23 Oct Tigray Regional President Abay Woldu visited the school. (Top Left).
On Sat 19 Oct 2013 Professor Kindeya, President of Mekelle University opened our ninth community rural school built by EYES, the implementing partners of A-CET. Metego School, built to a high standard, furnished and with mains power installed cost £150,000. It was built in eight months using paid community labour. Metego has places for 800 students in eight grades and will be run by the Education Bureau, with no fees charged. The ceremony was attended by many senior dignatories and entertainment provided by the EYES Circus & Cultural Dance Troupe with traditional food provided by the community. On Wed 23 Oct Tigray Regional President Abay Woldu visited the school. (Top Left).
EYES Student Coach Haftom Desta accepts Mekelle City League Cup for his winning EYES under-14 team. Our Under-16 team came third. Haftom, the youngest coach was also awarded “Top City League Coach” and a place on a Coaches Training Course.
EYES Student Coach Haftom Desta accepts Mekelle City League Cup for his winning EYES under-14 team. Our Under-16 team came third. Haftom, the youngest coach was also awarded “Top City League Coach” and a place on a Coaches Training Course.
At Mekelle University's 21st Commencement, for the very first time in its history, an Honorary Doctorate was awarded to A-CET's Founding Chairman and CEO as
At Mekelle University's 21st Commencement, for the very first time in its history, an Honorary Doctorate was awarded to A-CET's Founding Chairman and CEO as "Doctor of Community Services honoris causa (DCS)". Seen here with Bisrat Mesfin, CEO of EYES, A-CET's Ethiopian implementing partner. A singular honour indeed and an appreciation for all our work supporting education in Ethiopia over the last 16 years.
After 10 years as our student and five years at Adama University, Nazret; disabled Kokeb graduates as an Architect with a GPA of 3.43. He has been appointed as a tutor at the University next year. Our congratulations for his hard work and perseverance.
After 10 years as our student and five years at Adama University, Nazret; disabled Kokeb graduates as an Architect with a GPA of 3.43. He has been appointed as a tutor at the University next year. Our congratulations for his hard work and perseverance.
Scott Sherman of (http://www.bookrescuers.com) has been supporting A-CET since 2006. In our last financial year they have donated over £20,000 to us. Seen here with Trustees Dr Sammy Ayalew, Dame Dr Claire Bertschinger, Scott Sherman and Chairman David Stables.
Scott Sherman of (http://www.bookrescuers.com) has been supporting A-CET since 2006. In our last financial year they have donated over £20,000 to us. Seen here with Trustees Dr Sammy Ayalew, Dame Dr Claire Bertschinger, Scott Sherman and Chairman David Stables.
Grade 9 15 year old students, Meron & Haftom, winning at the National Gymnastic Championships in Addis Abeba March 2013 with Rufael Assefa, our Liaison Officer
Grade 9 15 year old students, Meron & Haftom, winning at the National Gymnastic Championships in Addis Abeba March 2013 with Rufael Assefa, our Liaison Officer
On 20 Oct 2012 A-CET celebrated 15 years of educational support work in Ethiopia
On 20 Oct 2012 A-CET celebrated 15 years of educational support work in Ethiopia
The new EYES Football Team came fourth out of 24 teams in the under 14's league this summer. Seen here are Bisrat (EYES Manager) with Team Coach & Founder - Student 393 Haftom Desta being congratulated by David (A-CET CEO) on getting an award.
The new EYES Football Team came fourth out of 24 teams in the under 14's league this summer. Seen here are Bisrat (EYES Manager) with Team Coach & Founder - Student 393 Haftom Desta being congratulated by David (A-CET CEO) on getting an award.
Graduation
Graduation
Three students graduate from Mekelle University Jul 2012: Meareg Giday - Computer Engineer, Medhin Woldu - Applied Biology & Abel Girmay - Electrical Engineer
Three students graduate from Mekelle University Jul 2012: Meareg Giday - Computer Engineer, Medhin Woldu - Applied Biology & Abel Girmay - Electrical Engineer
EYES Manager Bisrat with visiting US film star Will Smith Mekelle Jul 2012
EYES Manager Bisrat with visiting US film star Will Smith Mekelle Jul 2012
A-CET CEO David with Sammy Ayalew - Wellcome Trust Sangar Institute Cambridge
A-CET CEO David with Sammy Ayalew - Wellcome Trust Sangar Institute Cambridge
Opening of new EYES Training Centre 16 Jun 12
Opening of new EYES Training Centre 16 Jun 12
A-CET Patron Angela opens new EYES Mahder Training Centre 16 Jun 12
A-CET Patron Angela opens new EYES Mahder Training Centre 16 Jun 12
EYES Circus Performers & Stage Crew happy Prize Winners
EYES Circus Performers & Stage Crew happy Prize Winners
Proud EYES Circus Prize Winners with their Circus Master Haftom K
Proud EYES Circus Prize Winners with their Circus Master Haftom K
EYES Circus prize winners Meron & Haftom, both 14 yrs and Grade 10, with their Circus Master Haftom K - Architecture Undergraduate
EYES Circus prize winners Meron & Haftom, both 14 yrs and Grade 10, with their Circus Master Haftom K - Architecture Undergraduate
Patron Angela presents books to Dansa School: (Emperor Tewodrus II in English & Amharic)
Patron Angela presents books to Dansa School: (Emperor Tewodrus II in English & Amharic)
Signpost to Ziban Albe School Apr 12
Signpost to Ziban Albe School Apr 12
Mr Gobezay W/Aregay, Head of Tigray Education Bureau, unveils plaque - Ziban Albe School 21 Apr 12
Mr Gobezay W/Aregay, Head of Tigray Education Bureau, unveils plaque - Ziban Albe School 21 Apr 12
Ziban Albe students line up for their school opening 21 Apr 12
Ziban Albe students line up for their school opening 21 Apr 12
Thousands attending Ziban Albe school opening 21 Apr 12
Thousands attending Ziban Albe school opening 21 Apr 12
Tigray Education Head visits new classroom Ziban Albe 21 Apr 12
Tigray Education Head visits new classroom Ziban Albe 21 Apr 12
Ziban Albe new classrooms, one of over twenty new classrooms built
Ziban Albe new classrooms, one of over twenty new classrooms built
Ziban Albe School new standard furnished classroom, all with electricity
Ziban Albe School new standard furnished classroom, all with electricity
Children in new bright cool classrooms at Ziban Albe
Children in new bright cool classrooms at Ziban Albe
Ziban Albe School new classroom, one of over twenty built
Ziban Albe School new classroom, one of over twenty built
Ziban Albe School New Solar Computer Training Laboratory
Ziban Albe School New Solar Computer Training Laboratory
EYES CIrcus entertain crowd at Ziban Albe School 21 Apr 12 (see our Youtube for 4 min video)
EYES CIrcus entertain crowd at Ziban Albe School 21 Apr 12 (see our Youtube for 4 min video)
EYES CIrcus entertain crowd at Ziban Albe School 21 Apr 12
EYES CIrcus entertain crowd at Ziban Albe School 21 Apr 12
EYES CIrcus entertain crowd at Ziban Albe School 21 Apr 12
EYES CIrcus entertain crowd at Ziban Albe School 21 Apr 12
EYES CIrcus entertain crowd at Ziban Albe School 21 Apr 12
EYES CIrcus entertain crowd at Ziban Albe School 21 Apr 12
EYES CIrcus entertain crowd at Ziban Albe School 21 Apr 12
EYES CIrcus entertain crowd at Ziban Albe School 21 Apr 12
Circus members, all full-time students in their
Circus members, all full-time students in their "walking out" clothes
Circus members in their Ethiopian National costume
Circus members in their Ethiopian National costume
Circus members outside temporary rehearsal hall
Circus members outside temporary rehearsal hall
Circus performing traditonal Tigrean dance at a free public performance in Romanet Square
Circus performing traditonal Tigrean dance at a free public performance in Romanet Square
Circus perform in Mekelle Stadium at Gymnastic Competition for Bureau of Youth, Sports & Culture
Circus perform in Mekelle Stadium at Gymnastic Competition for Bureau of Youth, Sports & Culture
Youngest circus member - 11 yr old Grade 6 Meweal. Not only good at circus but 3rd in his class. The circus gives him self confidence, a sense of worth & builds team spirit
Youngest circus member - 11 yr old Grade 6 Meweal. Not only good at circus but 3rd in his class. The circus gives him self confidence, a sense of worth & builds team spirit
With over five years of A-CET support these 14 year olds are healthy, happy, bursting with self confidence and yes full of smiles. All are from challenging backgrounds, five years ago it was a different story
With over five years of A-CET support these 14 year olds are healthy, happy, bursting with self confidence and yes full of smiles. All are from challenging backgrounds, five years ago it was a different story
Full-time students & Circus gymnasts and acrobats enjoy an off-duty joke
Full-time students & Circus gymnasts and acrobats enjoy an off-duty joke
Our successful, talented and popular EYES student Circus Band
Our successful, talented and popular EYES student Circus Band
Construction of new library at Gumselasa School Mar 12
Construction of new library at Gumselasa School Mar 12
Ziban Albe School under construction Feb 12
Ziban Albe School under construction Feb 12
Birhan Woldu, husband & new baby daughter Claire at Christening Feb 12
Birhan Woldu, husband & new baby daughter Claire at Christening Feb 12
Ysakor Hailu gets his MBA (Merit) from DeMontfort University Leicester - Jul 11, with supporter ex-Trustee Liz Martin, A-CET CEO David & Patron Dr Michael Burden
Ysakor Hailu gets his MBA (Merit) from DeMontfort University Leicester - Jul 11, with supporter ex-Trustee Liz Martin, A-CET CEO David & Patron Dr Michael Burden
A-CET Trustee Claire on being made a Dame (DBE) - with Trustee Sammy
A-CET Trustee Claire on being made a Dame (DBE) - with Trustee Sammy
A-CET wins the Third Sector Award for Excellence in the Small Charity Big Impact category Sep 10 (in 2011 we were Highly Commended)
A-CET wins the Third Sector Award for Excellence in the Small Charity Big Impact category Sep 10 (in 2011 we were Highly Commended)
EYES visit Lalibela for
EYES visit Lalibela for "Ashenda Week" in 2011
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