New news from Ethiopia

In May Erdaw Miko was in Ethiopia and brought us lots of news. First a picture of our transit - still doing his services for 5 years - faithfully!

 

 

In Menjikso Tade, Erdaw has launched the construction of a school building for the 9th and 10th class. The people in the village have given us the idea. For children, this is a huge advantage, because they must not wander on Mondays to Cheffe Dunsa and go back on Fridays. For the families it is a great improvement because the children can help through the week - long absences have held many parents to send children to school. So that 'our' school is even greater - currently there are just under 600:

 

 

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The construction of the teacher accommodations is almost complete. More teachers are needed for the 9th and 10th class, we will then consider whether even more room for the teachers need to be built.

 

 

 

The second year of grade of the class 12 has finalized the Ethiopian secondary school in Cheffe Dunsa in 2016 – that is the same test across the country and will be assessed according to a point system in Ethiopia far. The best in point directly won the admission to study at the University. The school in Cheffe Dunsa cropped again great: this time 50 children have received a place at the University directly. Here the exact list (on the Ethiopian date must be 8 years just expect - 2008 Ethiopian is 2016 for us) also the vocational school in Cheffe Dunsa slowly goes into operation: in addition to the training for seamstress and closer there is now training in the construction industry, wood processing, in metal processing and PCs - here a first image with the guys, learn the Masons. As far as the news in brief - more news will follow as new videos... 

 

 

 

also the vocational school in Cheffe Dunsa slowly goes into operation: in addition to the training for seamstress and closer there is now training in the construction industry, wood processing, in metal processing and PCs - here a first image with the guys, learn the Masons. As far as the news in brief - more news will follow as new videos...

As far as the news in brief - more news will follow as new videos...

 

 Menjikso Tade and Cheffe Dunsa from the air

For some time now, aerial images of our region in Ethiopia are available on Google Maps. So now

you can look at our activities from above. Here you will find a small collection of maps and aerial photographs - the quality is unfortunately modest; But you can find it on Google Maps.

(PDF)

 Walk in the footsteps of Heinrich Böll's

It is already a tradition: once in the year, Ellen invites members and friends of the sunflower to a hike. This time it was on 2 April in the footsteps of Heinrich Böll through the Bergisches Land.

The weather was perfectly this time, and not only because the hike was again a special experience!

 

 

Erdaw Miko on a nice donation:

Tina - our Club member - handed her piggy bank for our Club to me on 11 March 2017!

Her piggy bank spat out €240,31 for children.

We say thank you to TINA!

 

 Donations and running

Dry and cold was it as if the 20th Pulheimer Relay Marathon started on Sunday, the 15th January 2017 with almost 1500 participants.

 

Including the 5 teams, managed by CMS sports - who collected money for the "Sunflower" as every year.

 

 

 

A successful sports season opener and... a great campaign!!

 

 

Dear friend,

  The "Sonnenblume" celebrates the seventh anniversary of the founding of the association on 18.12.2009.

Many thanks to all our members, friends, supporters and companions in these years!

We wish you all a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Monika, Erdaw, Karsten and Rudolf

 

 

 

Children of the GGS Satzvey play Santa Claus and donate for the sunflower e.V.

Anxiously waiting children for the Nicholas day, they have candy or other small gifts in the boots. The pupils and students of elementary school Satzvey wanted to actively present this year. So that the children and the headmaster of the Gmeinschaftsgrundschule Satzvey, Stefan Plack, once again come to leave a donation of remarkable €587,63 to the Association "The Sunflower - Association to help Ethiopian kinder e.V.". For this purpose, the children of the fourth classes under direction of the class teachers Alexandra Offermann and Christiane Wehrle - had sold first, lanterns, which had made it before as a project in studying thing in a self-developed production line. The visitors of the annual flea market were very fond of the beautiful products of children and supported their project happy.

Small pocket money donations by the pupils and students, which were collected in the Nicholas celebrations in handmade boxes and it reminded that the Nikolaus Kinder like supported in emergency were added. The GGS Satzvey supports the Association to Erdaw Miko, who committed to the establishment of the school in the Ethiopian Menjikso Tade, for several years. So Erdaw Miko visited the elementary school and was able to show the students with the help of photos, what great progress was done since the donations were used direct 1:1 for the school and the children in Ethiopia. So not only a great school is created, also for the operation of the school for more important projects, such as the construction of a fountain, were carried out with the donations.At regular intervals, and with different actions support the students community primary school Satzvey this great project and are pleased that they help to provide school children in this very poor region in the world.

 

Dear friends, we are back online!  

A lot came together - we had to change the hosting provider for the web page during the summer, and it turned out that our site had been attacked. Fortunately this had no direct consequences for the visitors of our site, but we had to completely rebuild the site and will run it ourselves in future.

Please be aware that not all details have been restored yet - we are working on that.

We are also thankful for any suggestion or critique!  

The board of "Sonnenblume e.V."

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