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May 6, 2019

A very emotional trip

First of all, we would like to thank you all for the great support you gave us during the Little by Little campaign. Thanks to your commitment, the result has been even greater than we expected!

The funds raised on that occasion will be used to buy ten sheep for ten new families.

Moreover, we have updates from the project! In fact, in January, our Project Assistant Ilaria, together with some Aleimar volunteers, went on a monitoring trip to Eritrea. This time, they were able to visit a rural village which had been unreachable until then. That moment has been deeply emotional! Ilaria and the volunteers met the families that received the sheep last year. They also experienced goat milking; this made them realize how precious a sheep is for those families, since it ensures milk every day. Finally, some lambs were born during the last months and the families are going to donate them in their turn to other families in need. The mutual help and support between these families, is certainly one of the best parts of the project!

Thanks again for your support, which makes this project real!

May 6, 2019

Raaf's story

Today we would like to tell you the story of one of the children welcomed by the Effeta Institute. Raaf is a little girl who is now five years old. Her family is extremely poor; in fact, her father is a simple worker. Besides his own family, he has to support his brother’s, since he died leaving her wife alone with five children. Raaf’s mother is unemployed and she can’t find a job, because of the difficult economic and political situation of the country. The little girl is affected by serious deafness and, even though her mother takes great care of her, Raaf can’t attend normal classes at school.

For this reason, in September she entered the Effeta Institute. She is making progress with school and she is learning how to use the hearing aid she was provided with. She is enthusiast with all the activities she takes part in, and she loves playing with her classmates, which she already considers friends. Since her house is too far away from the Institute, Raaf stays there the whole week and she goes home for the weekend.

Thanks to your support, Raaf can now attend a school which is adequate to her needs and she can live a more decent and peaceful life. Raaf is just one of the many children that you help through your commitment. Thank you for making this possible!

May 6, 2019

Mission updates from Ethiopia

Today, we would like to give you some updates about the mission we recently carried out in Ethiopia.

The trip was mainly focused on management and administrative issues. The main novelty is that two new counselors joined the staff, and they are now working alongside Temesegen, the program coordinator. Thanks to these new resources, the informal education activity in the family houses has been strengthened. This activity is in our opinion fundamental. In fact, the minors hosted in the family houses are not always ready to be reintegrated into school and very often the teachers are not ready to handle the insertion of a child victim of sexual abuse; this means that the return to school is postponed until after the children leave family homes. For these reasons, educational activities within the family environment are really necessary to compensate to the missed school attendance.

We are very grateful to all the contributors for their precious help and support. Thank you very much!

 
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