AHEAD Chairman Visits Ethiopia – October 2019

From 18th-27th October, Dr Elfneh Bariso, Chair of AHEAD visited Ethiopia on behalf of the Charity’s Trustees. He conducted community consultation on current needs in collaboration with the Trustees of Unity Development Association (UDA), Community leaders and members: elders, young people, men and women of all ages and abilities.

Elfneh also met with Bule Hora University President, Dr Chala Wata, Vice Presidents (Mrs Metasebia Adula, Dr Fufa Esayas, Dr Getachew Godana, Mr Dembella Gemeda), Deans, Department Heads, staff members and students. He gave a presentation at the University’s Administrative Council meeting on good academic practices.

Dr Elfneh Bariso presents to Bule Hora University Senior Managers on
The Quality of Higher Education

Elfneh held discussions with AHEAD/UDA hostel beneficiaries, Shakiso Town Administration Authorities, Odo Shakiso District Adminstration, Shakiso Women’s and Children’s Affairs Bureau, Secondary School and Preparatory school headteachers, teachers and students. Their views will be used in AHEAD/UDA’s project planning.

Additionally, Elfneh carried out a research study on Ethnomathematics in collaboration with the university’s staff members in Guji Zone and West Guji Zone among parents, primary school teachers and pupils.

The research team observed lessons and toured schools. The research study seeks to identify indigenous methods of mathematics education with a view to assessing the possibility of integrating them into modern mathematics education to enhance quality of teaching and learning the subject.

Irreecha 2019

AHEAD work closely with the Oromo community in the UK. On 5th October 2019, our trustees and volunteers took the opportunity to participate in the celebration of the Annual Irreechaa (The Oromo Thanksgiving Festival) organised by the London community.

The Oromo in the UK

The Oromo people celebrate various cultural festivals. The UK community is one of the longest standing black and minority ethnic groups in the country, with resident communities in Bolton, Brighton, London and Manchester since the early 1980s.

Oromo Culture & Language

Oromo people speak Afaan Oromo which is the third most widely indigenous African language on the continent. It’s a lingua franca in Ethiopia and also spoken in the Horn African countries such as Kenya, Somali and Djibouti. The Oromo socio-political system called Gada is also on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.


AHEAD’s Annual Bike Ride and Walk 2019

2018 Summer Event

Please join us at our annual summer event on Saturday June 8th to raise funds to equip a newly built hostel for disadvantaged girls in Shakiso town, Oromia, Ethiopia, who otherwise would be unable to access secondary school education.  Enjoy a great day out across the new and old of North East London, keep fit and support a great cause!

This February…

AHEAD is holding a social event to raise funds to build on the success of it’s first girl’s hostel in Shakisso town which has helped address the needs of destitute girls from the local countryside. AHEAD and our partner UDA have provided them with secure accommodation allowing them to attend the town’s secondary school without the need to pay expensive rent which they would otherwise be unable to afford. The aim of this event is to raise funds for a second hostel.

For more information on our Lolotu Girl’s Hostel Project (LGHP) please click here

If you’d like to donate directly to the project you can do so by visiting us at WONDERFUL

To celebrate our work, please join us for…

What: Delicious Ethiopian food and other dishes. Drink and music with story-telling and fun family activities.
When: Saturday 2nd February from 18.00 to 22.00hrs
Where: St Patrick’s Parish Hall (64 Blackhorse Rd, Walthamstow, London, E17 6NH)

TICKET PRICES:
Adults £20
Students & Unemployed £10
Youth (8-18 years old) £5
Children under 7 FREE

To register for this event please visit us at EventBrite
and bring your ticket along with you on the night to pay at the door.


AHEAD’s Cycle Bike & Walk Event

A massive THANK YOU, to all who participated in our annual Cycle Ride and Walk across the Lea Valley Regional Park and Walthamstow Wetlands on Sunday 10th June.  We all had a great time – See our Facebook page for an update and come back and visit us for a video of the event.

https://wonderful.org/charity/actionforhealtheducationanddevelopmentahead
AHEAD Bike Ride & Walk 2018 – Hello!

If you’d like to donate please visit us at Wonderful.org

Join AHEAD’s 2018 Sponsored Bike Ride and Walk, this June

 

Ahead’s cycle ride last year

Register here   |    Sponsorship Form  

Please join us at our annual summer event on Sunday June 10th to raise funds to equip a newly built hostel for disadvantaged girls in Shakiso town, Oromia, Ethiopia, who otherwise would be unable to access secondary school education.  Enjoy a great day out across the new and old of North East London, keep fit and support a great cause!

Download this year’s flyer!

 

AHEAD’s Ethiopian Visit 2017

Happy New Year to all our supporters.  We are happy to update everyone on Elfneh’s visit to Ethiopia during December 2017.  It was an extremely busy but productive visit and has galvanised the organisation to push ahead with the completion of our hostel project and continue to support higher education in the country and local projects in the UK.

We are already planning initiatives for this year.  Please visit the website over the next few weeks for updates on these.

A short video can be viewed here of Elfneh’s visit.

Contact us
Phone: +44 (0) 7570 799 157
Email: info@aheadcharity.org
Facebook: aheadcharityuk

Wonderful
We’re now on Wonderful.org, where you can make donations that will directly go to us with no admin or operational fees  charged. This is our recommended way to donate to us.

 

AHEAD’s Bike Ride and Walk 2017

Early June saw AHEAD hold their annual sponsored Bike Ride and Walk.  It was a beautiful day and the event was enjoyed by all.

To relive the event and sample the atmosphere of the day we have compiled some videos that we hope will reflect the fun we had, but also encourage all who would like to help and take part in AHEAD’s objectives, to sign-up for next year’s event.

Enjoying the day, celebrating our objectives!

Relive Active Map

 

 

Join AHEAD’s 2017 Sponsored Bike Ride and Walk this July

Ahead’s Sponsored Bike Ride and Walk – Download the poster image and pass it on to your friends!

Register here   |    Sponsorship Form    |    Single Donation Form

Please join us at our annual summer event on Sunday July 2nd to raise funds to build a hostel for disadvantaged girls in Oromia, Ethiopia, who otherwise would be unable to access secondary school education.  Enjoy a great day out across the new and old of North East London, keep fit and support a great cause!