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The Gada Lifelong Learning Framework

On 17th December 2021 our Chairman, Elfneh Bariso, represented AHEAD at the Italian Society of Applied Anthropology (SIAA) Conference hosted by the University of Palermo. The conference covered a number of diverse issues such the Oromo Gada and South Omo cultural philosophy and practices in Ethiopia. Elfneh gave a presentation entitled, “The Gada Lifelong Learning Framework: It’s potential for socio-cultural and educational transformations”. Given the lack of participation, a very […]

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Towards a brighter future…

It’s about education. Despite the use of old regimented rows of heavy benches and desks in a poorly lit environment, children are attentive and want to learn. We are continuing to work hard to help our children towards a brighter future. If you’d like to help us please consider donating to our cause. The future will be bright and full of promise with your help.

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Children are our future – Education is key.

During our last visit to Oromia, AHEAD and UDA were welcomed by local school pupils who shared their experiences and hopes for the future. We continue to work with local groups to ensure education remains accessible. Our hostel provides secure accommodation to the most disadvantaged students. Education is key to our mission in Oromia, and for the prospects of the region’s next generation. Please support us in our work. You […]

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A massive THANK YOU!

We’d like to throw out a massive thanks to everyone who took part in AHEAD’s Summer Virtual Challenge. We all had a great time walking, cycling and running, but we also appreciate how hard this summer has been with so many restrictions in place keeping us indoors, away from our families, friends and loved ones. We hope you are all keeping well and are still energised to support us over […]

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Helping families in Arjo

Arjo is a district in Eastern Wallaga in Oromia Sate (Ethiopia) and like most rural regions, Arjo families suffer from acute poverty due to a lack of sustainable incomes, poor housing and access to children’s education. The Arjo Family and Children’s Project (AFCP) was established after Mrs Ejigayehu Kiflemariam visited the beautiful scenery and observed the fertile natural resources of the area. Mrs Ejigayehu Kiflemariam, supported by the local people, […]

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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 […]

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