Amacho Wato news!

“Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.”  ~Malala Yousafzai

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. Like this one, for example.

 

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The Amacho Wato School Learning Resources project is complete! Pictured is the newly-furnished study area, with 15 tables, 60 chairs, and of course 490 books. (Four bookshelves are still being built and will be delivered to the school shortly.)

The tables and chairs produced in a local workshop in neighbouring Doyogena town were delivered to the school this week…

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…and the new study area was set up!

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To everyone who helped with this project – I can’t thank you enough. From Roots Ethiopia and Desta Sium of BestBridge, who got the ball rolling in the first place, to everyone who donated or gave auction items or shared posts or held fundraisers or told their friends about this school….. you truly have changed lives.  Thank you.

 

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auction winners reminder

If you were a winning bidder in the fundraising auction, please check your email for payment instructions – and note that unless you have made other arrangements with me, the payment deadline is end of day Monday, November 25. If you didn’t receive an email from me with payment and shipping information, then please contact me right away at ethiocdnkids (at) gmail.com

All payments can be made on the Amacho Wato donation site. Thanks!

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Auction is closed!

The online auction is now closed! Thank you to all bidders, and to everyone who shared and posted about the auction! If you were the successful bidder for an item, please check your email within the next 24 hours for payment instructions. If you don’t receive an email, check your spam folder – and if there’s nothing there either, contact me at ethiocdnkids (at) gmail.com .

** update 10:00 PM Pacific time – emails have been sent to all winners!**

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auction item – market photograph

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Bids are for a matted & framed original photograph of women in a market in Konso, southern Ethiopia. Photo by Tanya Sturm.  Please see the auction rules here before bidding. Good luck!

Starting bid is $25 US.

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auction item – landscape photograph

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Bids are for a matted & framed original photograph of two beautifully painted homes in southern Ethiopia. Photo by Tanya Sturm.

Please see the auction rules here before bidding. Good luck!

Starting bid is $25 US.

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auction item – girl’s dress

dress size 6

Bids are for a beautiful girl’s traditional dress with scarf, for age 6-7.  Please see the auction rules here before bidding. Good luck!

Starting bid is $10 US.

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auction item – girl’s traditional outfit

2 piece girls outfit size 6

Bids are for a girl’s two piece traditional outfit, as pictured, about size 6.  Please see the auction rules here before bidding. Good luck!

Starting bid is $10 US.

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