Time Treasure Talent: Maurice Walsh Gives Back

Long-time Canadian Feed The Children supporter Maurice Walsh has made it his business to see the work he’s been funding up close and personally. Maurice and his wife Gloria have travelled with CFTC to several of our project locations, most recently, to Bolivia in 2011. Their first trip with CFTC was to Ethiopia in 2008. […]

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In Conversation With Faisal Islam

Faisal Islam, Ph.D., is CFTC’s Monitoring & Evaluation Manager. He sat down to help us understand more about the what, where, when, who and why of planning, monitoring and evaluation. CFTC: What is monitoring & evaluation? Faisal Islam: In international development and other social change, monitoring and evaluation (“M&E”), is a set of processes and […]

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Upping our governance game

Canadian Feed The Children’s Africa Regional Program Manager, Amboka Wameyo and new Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager, Faisal Islam, have travelled to Ethiopia and will soon be reporting back on their adventures visiting CFTC communities and local partners.  This is an important visit for a number of reasons. Having Faisal on board as our M […]

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Two celebrations in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 18, 2013—Faisal Islam, CFTC’s new Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, and I arrived in Ethiopia on Sunday, both of us exhausted after a long cross-continent trip that finally landed in Addis Ababa, the nation’s capital. As always, Canadian Feed The Children’s Ethiopia Country Representative, Gebriel Galatis, was on hand to meet us […]

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Safe water scarce in Gelan Idero

It’s World Water Day on March 22nd, and this post highlights Gelan Idero’s long-standing challenges accessing clean, safe water.  The lack of easily-accessible and safe drinking water and the long distances and waits at to water sources, creates risks for women and girls especially, and continues to have a negative effect on children, women and […]

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Desperate health realities in Gelan Idero

Until recently, it was possible for the people of Gelan Idero to walk – or, if very ill, to be carried on stretcher, or by horse or mule back or horse cart – 10 kilometres to the nearest health post.  But no longer.

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Credit that saves lives

Self-help groups let African families live long and prosper Micro-credit programs, village savings and loans associations, and self-help groups supported by CFTC’s generous donors and our partners in Uganda, Ethiopia and Ghana offer credit that saves lives – and lift countless families from poverty to prosperity. Each year, these groups help thousands of women to […]

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Greetings from Ethiopia!

A Supporter Sends News From The Field This month, we wanted to bring you a ‘postcard’ from Canadian Feed The Children supporter, Susan Weinert, who visited ISAPSO, one of our partners in Ethiopia.  I read Susan’s report from her visit with great interest.  The powerful connection she felt with the women in the ISAPSO Self-Help […]

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Learning in a different language

In our last post you heard about the alternate basic education (ABE) centre, which is the only educational facility for children living in Gelan Idero. This month, we’re introducing you to Fekadu Dabi Haile – an enthusiastic, 29-year-old teacher at the ABE Centre in Gelan Idero since it opened in 2005.

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ABE is only option for Gelan Idero’s school children

If you’ve been reading this blog, you know that one of Gelan Idero’s primary challenges is primary schooling for their children. There is no official school for formal primary education in the community, but there is one alternate basic education (ABE) centre which offers the only option to the community’s 250 children between the ages […]

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A virtual visit to Gelan Idero (new pics!)

Children attend an Alternative Basic Education school near Gelan Idero.   This month, we bring you a new set of photos from Gelan Idero taken by CFTC’s Program Manager, Amboka Wameyo, who visited in September 2012.  Although Gelan Idero is just 40 km from Addis, the rain and the difficult roads meant it took the […]

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