Kidane Mehret Integrated Project – Adwa

Background

The mission is “a hope lighting up the lives of the very least”, the only steady point of reference for thousands of people, who turn to “Kidane Mehret” in an emergency, when they need advice, or help, or in any difficult moment.

How is it possible, people ask, that in an area like Adwa, scarred by years of warfare and abject poverty, so much has been achieved in such a short space of time?

In 1974, the war zone precluded access to the area up until 1991. The first missionary of the order of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians came to Adwa on a reconnaissance trip in 1994. The community established itself officially at the end of the same year, with the arrival of another sister from the same order. That was when the “miracle” of Adwa began.

Ethiopia uses as a medium of instruction the local languages from Kindergarten till grade 8 (KG and Primary School). English is used from grade 9 till 12 (Secondary and Preparatory School). Teachers and students find very difficult to pass from local language to English. Therefore, there is a need of supporting teachers to learn active methodologies to teach English in order to help the students to master the language that opens for them more possibilities to be in touch with the globalized world.

SLM Ministry Opportunities

  • Formation of teachers and vocational training instructors
  • Assisting the English teachers during the week
  • Assisting/chaperoning the students in between periods, during chores, and during mealtimes
  • Helping with those who live in the school with homework and practicing English as well as evening recreation
  • Teaching plays, songs, skits
  • Helping with decorations for the various events
  • Opportunity to share all individual talents

Read more about the project here.