AHEAD held its annual sponsored Bicycle Ride and Walk on Sunday 9 October 2022. The event was attended by 22 supporters. 12 took part in the walk and 10 enjoyed the bike ride. This was the first event we have held for nearly 4-years (since before COVID restrictions) and we are extremely happy with the amount of participants. The day went extremely well with beautiful weather.. A punctual start and […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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.Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
We are on Instagram
If you’d like to find out more about our events and our work helping the disadvantaged gain a bright future, please visit us on Instagram at aheadcharityRead more
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, […]Read more
An Evening with AHEAD on 30th November. Entertainment confirmed. Don’t miss it.
Get ready for our annual “Evening With AHEAD” on 30th November.
Contact us for more details if you’d like to attend. If you can’t make it, but would like to support us, please consider donating. We really hope you can make it to the event, it’s a fun night out for all the family.Read more
AHEAD’s Annual Bike Ride and Walk 2019
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!Read more