Monthly Archives: September 2013

soccer jersey giveaway!

Have you been wondering where to get an Ethiopian soccer jersey? Maybe needing a great gift for someone special? Well, here’s your chance – Roots Ethiopia is going to give away a soccer jersey to one lucky Amacho Wato donor. … Continue reading

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Meskel celebration in Vancouver

Tomorrow is Meskel, an Ethiopian & Eritrean holiday commemorating the finding of the true cross by Queen Helena in the fourth century. In Ethiopia the celebration will begin tonight, with processions and the burning of a large bonfire, or Demera. … Continue reading

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Next up: desks!

As I shared last week, the grade 10 students at Amacho Wato school started the year with books in their hands. This is going to make a substantial difference in their ability to get the most out of the upcoming … Continue reading

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Dreams coming true

Today the school year began at Amacho Wato school in Doyogena, Kembata, Ethiopia. And thanks to many generous donors, the grade nine and ten students are starting the year with books in their hands. I am beyond excited to share … Continue reading

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Melkam Addis Amet!

Happy New Year! It’s Enkutatash in Ethiopia, and friends & family there are ringing in the New Year 2006. You can read a little more about Enkutatash here. And if you are wondering how on earth it is 2006 there, … Continue reading

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Lava Lakes of Ethiopia

In the category of “you learn something new every day”… I was not aware that Ethiopia had an active volcano. It’s called Erta Ale, and is unsurprisingly located in the Danakil Depression of the Afar region. There’s a great description … Continue reading

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Soccer jersey giveaway!

Did you miss out on getting a soccer jersey in the online auction? Here’s another chance – Roots Ethiopia is giving away a soccer jersey to one lucky donor this week! Any donation of any amount to any project will … Continue reading

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