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Weʼre raising £1,800 to support my work with Alemachen this summer. Alemachen is a home for disabled children, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All donations appreciated!

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Hi guys, I am volunteering in Ethiopia this summer. I have always been aware of the opportunities that we have been blessed with in our lives. We may complain about them but we have some of the world's best education and health care available to us. In the hope to help provide these opportunities to others, I am volunteering this summer with Vincentian Lay Missionaries (a sub group of SVP). The centres I will be working at, as a teacher and youth worker, are a women's education and development centre in Alitena and Alemachen, a health centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Alemachen is a convalescent home for disabled children who require medical treatment. Children are from different religious backgrounds and between the ages of 5-12yrs olds. These children are mainly from poor families from all areas of Ethiopia and their disabilities range from neglected club foot, congenital limb deformities, limb deformities due to fracture or post poliomyelitis, osteomyelitis and TB.

Alemachen provides temporary shelter, food, clothing, medical and educational support for the children pre and post treatment in specialist hospitals such as ALERT (All Africa Leprosy Rehabilitation Training) hospital, Cheshire (which fits braces and orthopaedic shoes) and CURE.

Alitena is a remote village in the mountainous area of Northern Tigray, Ethiopia. The nearest large town of Adigrat is 55km’s away, getting there can take up to two hours- an uncomfortable journey on a winding road. Alitena may sound familiar to those that watched footage during Live Aid in which the area was heavily affected by famine. Unfortunately, continued drought and political unrest in nearby areas has inhibited the development of agriculture, education and employment in Alitena. VLM supports many health and education projects in the area as well as working to improve the supply of water and electricity to homes and improving land for agriculture. One of the main projects is to provide young people with the skills to gain employment; with the aim of reducing the chances of trafficking should they need to emigrate.

I have been tasked with raising £1800 for the projects, I really appreciate any donation that you can make in helping me reach this goal.

Many Thanks

Pauline

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others"

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 1, 2018

    Keep up the great work :)

    £50.00

  • Charlene Kitt

    Charlene Kitt

    Jun 23, 2018

    Good luck Pauline!

    £10.00

  • Claire Agnew

    Claire Agnew

    Jun 22, 2018

    Safe journey Pauline! Will be thinking of you. Love Claire, Gareth and baby Molly xx

    £10.00

  • Scullion family

    Scullion family

    Jun 21, 2018

    I hope this makes a little difference!

    £20.00

  • Ursula Agnew

    Ursula Agnew

    Jun 21, 2018

    £30.00

  • Pièr Fergus

    Pièr Fergus

    Jun 21, 2018

    Pauline - I admire what you are doing for the children. I am so inspired by you and other young people, including a few of my nephews who are giving selflessly to others. Pièr x

    £30.00

  • Michael Mcgarry

    Michael Mcgarry

    Jun 21, 2018

    £10.00

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