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Members of the Anglo-Ethiopian Society either work for, or are directly involved with, the charities listed below:

The Asra Hawariat School Fund

The objects of the Charity are to support the relief of poverty and the advancement of education in Ethiopia through the work of the Aswa Hawariat School. The fund has no paid staff and is run on an entirely voluntary basis. The school was founded by a Declaration of Trust dated 10th October 1974 and is registered with the UK charity Commission.

The Aysanew Kassa Trust

The Aysanew Kasa Trust provides educational opportunities for the children of Azezo, Ethiopia

Book-Link

Original aim: to send 10,000 books a year to the Ministry of Education in Addis Ababa. By December 2003 210,000 books had been sent. They are stored in the Ministry of Education’s warehouse. The planning Committee decides how the books are distributed - to which Region, to which libraries and which subjects should go where.

Care International UK

Care International works hand-in-hand with community organisations to find innovative solutions to end poverty. The CARE International Ethiopia country office was established in 1984 in response to the famine. CARE Ethiopia's involvement in non-emergency programming now includes agricultural extension services, income generation and food-for-work (primary infrastructure, conservation, agriculture), as well as family planning and HIV/AIDS education.

The Dinkenesh Fund

The Dinkenesh Fund finances projects in Ethiopia to help animals in need. It works with local Ethiopian partners, including private animal clinics and the state veterinary service.

The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary run a clinic in Ethiopia at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Debre Zeit and two mobile clinics which treat up to 450 donkeys a day in the markets surrounding the clinic. Vets are also trained at the clinic.

Ethiopian Education Foundation

The Ethiopian Education Foundation (eef) has set itself a specific mission: to give bright and very poor Ethiopian children a chance to dramatically change their lives through education.

Ethiopian Female Student Assistance Fund (EFSAF)

The prime objective of EFSAF is to provide grants to girls from the provinces, who are students at Addis Ababa University.

Exeter - Ethiopia Link
Devon Aid - linking Devon with Africa

This link was set up in 1987 to promote a Community Link between Exeter in Devon and Hareto in Wellega in Ethiopia. In 1994 the Link was extended to include Nekempte, the principal town in Wellega. The Link supports health, agricultural and educational projects in Horeto and Nekempte and encourages educational links between schools in Exeter and the communities of Ethiopia.

FARM-Africa

FARM-Africa has been working with poor rural African farmers and herders since 1985. Programmes in Ethiopia include: Afar Prosopis Marketing Project, Bale Eco-Region Sustainable Management Programme, Drought Cycle Management Project, Ethiopian Pastoralist Project, Participatory Forest Management Programme, Pastoralist Livelihoods Initiative, Semu-Robi Planning for Development Project, Training and Advisory Unit, Women's Enterprise Development Project, Woreda Capacity Building Project.

Friends of Prison Fellowship Ethiopia

Practical (water pumps, tanks, shower and toilet blocks) and spiritual aid for men, women and children in prison in Ethiopia.

Glastonbury-Lalibela Link

The Glastonbury-Lalibela Link is run by Dr Hugh and Catherine Sharp to help raise money to improve the life of Ethiopians living in the area around Lalibela. As well as organising links between schools in Somerset and schools in the Lalibela area they have initiated a Safe Motherhood Project which they help supervise and monitor.
They work through the charity www.plan-uk.org who are responsible for running the projects in Lalibela.

Gondar (Ethiopia) Eye Surgery (GEES)

GEES is a small focused charity promoting eye services in Northern Ethiopia through support for the Eye Department at Gondar University.
The improving department and associated teaching will act as a template for improved eye care for rural Ethiopia and provide places for students from other parts of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa.

Hamlin Fistula UK

Exclusively supporting the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.

The Kindu Trust

The Kindu Trust works in partnership with an Ethiopian charity, Kindu Erdata, to shelter homeless children in Ethiopia. It meets the needs of poor children with health problems, gives guidance on childcare to poor mothers living in slums, teaches teenagers about HIV/AIDS through anti-AIDS clubs and runs projects to help street children.

Lalibela Education Alternative Project (LEAP)

LEAP (Lalibela Education Alternative Project) is a small independent Scottish charity founded in 2005 by Scottish and Ethiopian friends (who live in the UK) with the aim of building a school for 500 youths in Lalibela, Ethiopia.

Link Ethiopia

Started as the first full school link between Britain and Ethiopia (Fasilides Comprehensive Secondary School, Gondar and Dr. Challoner’s Grammar School, Amersham, England). Link Ethiopia now organises and supports a growing number of links between a wide variety of schools in England and Ethiopia.

Maternity Worldwide
- saving lives in childbirth

A charity which is uniquely focused on providing essential obstetric care to those women most in need in developing countries. They were invited by Adventist Health International to help develop maternity services for Western Ethiopia and are now responsible for running the delivery unit in a new hospital in Gimbie which opened in 2003. Maternity Worlwide provide skilled maternity staff and have established a fund to help those less able to pay for care. They are now working on a proposal to provide a network of obstetrics care services throughout Western Ethiopia.

Mossy Foot UK

Mossy Foot is a disease which causes massive swelling of the feet and legs and affects about 10% of the population in some highland areas of Ethiopia. Simple, inexpensive treatment has dramatic results. Mossy Foot UK was started by a UK dermatologist to help to eliminate this devastating, yet avoidable, condition by raising money to support local treatment centres.

ORBIS

ORBIS is dedicated to the prevention of blindness worldwide. Its mission is to preserve and restore sight by strengthening the capacity of local partners to prevent and treat blindness.
ORBIS Ethiopia was established in 1999 specifically to save and restore sight in Ethiopia.

Project Harar Ethiopia

Set up in April 2001, Project Harar Ethiopia aims to aid children and young people from the poorest backgrounds with severe facial deformities. The charity transports individuals to hospitals in either the UK or Addis Ababa and provides support prior to and during the facial rebuilding operations. They also oversee their reintroduction back into mainstream society, offering the chance for them to go back into education or learn a trade so as to safeguard their future.

Project Pencil Case

The mission of Project Pencil Case is to help underprivileged Ethiopian students by equipping them with necessary school supplies and other material needs. In a poor country, one method of getting out of poverty is achieving an education and with one pencil case at a time, Project Pencil Case hopes to help students along this path……

Rainbows4children

Rainbows4children is an independent foundation set up to help the children of Ethiopia through the support of the work of both international charities and local charities. The foundation’s first donations went to the Save the Children Fund (UK), which they continue to actively support. They now support other charities which meet the criteria of their charter and also fund specific projects in local communities which have a positive effect on the lives of children.

St Matthew's Children's Fund Ethiopia (SMCF)

SMCF aims to promote the welfare of children in disadvantaged urban Ethiopian communities through supporting community-led projects and by raising awareness in the UK. They raise money for their long-standing Ethiopian partner, JeCCDO (previously known as JACH), which facilitates the community development projects.
The SMCF/JeCCDO partnership was established in direct response to the large number of children abandoned in the wake of the terrible famine and civil war in the mid 1980s.
JeCCDO was amongst the first organisations in Ethiopia to launch Integrated Community Development Projects. These projects are designed to work within a particular community to facilitate their own projects to promote the welfare of their children.

Tropical Health & Education Trust (THET)

Established in 1988 THET provides training for frontline health workers and develops the institutional capacity of local health institutions. This is achieved through focusing on the goals of overseas partners and offering specialist support and training from UK-based health professionals. Links are with 8 African countries and over 16 UK hospitals and NHS trusts. THET has been working on projects with Gondar College of Medical Sciences and with Jimma University since 1993 to define and address health problems in the areas. More recently it has started similar projects with Debub University and its Faculty of Health Sciences at Dilla.