Volunteers Brooke and Anoushka sorting books
One of AAI's most recent humanitarian projects has been collecting and shipping math and science books to Ethiopia. The books are for the brand new Dr. Tsegaye Berhe Woldu Academy of Honor Students. AAI Volunteer Barb Patton has done an amazing job of coordinating the shipping and storage of some very fine textbooks. AAI also purchased a number of dictionaries for the school and more books are en route with upcoming travelers. We are so pleased to be able to help with this worthy effort.
Traveling parents have been carrying boxes over for the last several months and at last count, we have at least 250 books. Here are some photos of staff and volunteers inventorying the books as they arrive at Layla House.
Our accountant Addis helping out
The school is a project of Dr. Tseghuye for his hometown in a very poor area of northern Ethiopia, about 10 hours from Addis. Once the books arrived at Layla House, we rented an ambulance to bring them to Adua so they could arrive in time for the opening ceremonies on March 1st which were reportedly attended by many dignitaries including the Prime Minister. Temesgen, AAI's legal representative, was also in attendance.