Category Archives: Ethiopian Culture

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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back to school

It’s back-to-school time for most students in Canada this week. Just as our students & teachers are getting ready to return to the classroom, so are their counterparts in Ethiopia. Most schools there will start back in another ten days … Continue reading

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Amacho Wato fundraising auction!

The online auction to raise funds for Amacho Wato school is officially underway! It will end at 8 PM Pacific Daylight Time on Friday, August 16. Scroll down to see all the items available for bids. Please note the following … Continue reading

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Online auction coming soon!

Next week I am having an online auction of a wide variety of Ethiopian items, with all proceeds going to the Amacho Wato School learning resources project. Everything from clothing to artwork to pottery to coffee will be available to … Continue reading

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amazing Ethiopian women

Looking for strong Ethiopian role models for your kids? Check out Ethiopian Women Unleashed, a project with a huge database of accomplished Ethiopian women. Scroll through the database and read the bios of artists, authors, filmmakers, economists, doctors, entrepreneurs, activists, … Continue reading

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Ethiopian migrant labour in the news

There has been a rash of news stories lately about Ethiopian migrant workers. First was the Saudi Arabian government’s announcement of a ban on workers from Ethiopia, ostensibly in response to reports of a family accusing their Ethiopian maid of … Continue reading

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