from the board of the "sunflower"!
There is still some good news:
On December 12, 2018 donations to the sunflower
rose to a total of over € 250,000!
Many thanks to all donors!
News from Menjisko Tade
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:
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.
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!!
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