It’s hard to believe it is already July! We are loving the summer, and have certainly been busy with exciting things!
June was a fun month for fundraisers – the Medicine Hat Chapter hosted their first ever Hues for Humanity
event, as well as the Drive the Wagon golf tournament
. Both events were a success, and between them raised enough funds to feed 50 students one hot meal a day for a year at our Education Support Centers.
We are looking forward to holding our next Hues for Humanity event in Virginia this fall!
We took a great group of students from Okanagan College to both Ethiopia and Malawi in May. It was a wonderful trip, full of great experiences!
The team was able to do medicals, and provide the community clinics in rural areas, as well as introduce some local children to Frisbee – a game they had never seen before!
We have just released the 2016 Schedule of Expeditions – take a look below!
We’re super excited for these custom-made Kids Hope Ethiopia blue and white nail wraps and also the blast of color to support our Hues for Humanity color runs! What a great way to support our cause and look FABULOUS in the process! Thanks to Hawna Curliss for designing, selling and donating 100% of her commissions to support our programs in Africa!
Hawna and Spencer Curliss
Kids Hope Ethiopia Jamberry Nail sheet
Each sheet includes enough for 2 manicures and 2 pedicures
Hues for Humanity Nail Sheet
To order these nail wraps:
Kids Hope Ethiopia Jamberry Nail Wraps
Hues for Humanity Jamberry Nail Wraps
Each sheet of Jamberry nails = $25 USD
Commission earned by Hawna and donated to Kids Hope Ethiopia = 30%
Dan Alger and Lyndon Grunewald (Executive Director of Canadian Humanitarian and Kids Hope Ethiopia) visited the Foresight Fathers and Students in Kersa and Turge in February. Check out a few of their favourite pictures
from the trip!
With Kids Hope Ethiopia expanding and opening new programs, we are excited to announce that our expeditions are changing
Expedition volunteers can now travel
to one, two or all three of the countries we work in: Ethiopia, Uganda, and Malawi. For more information, or to start an application, contact Deb
Another exciting announcement is that this fall, a new education support center will be opening in Lira
Help us fill up the center! We need books
, school supplies
, and food
to stock the new education support center and give children the tools they need to reach their potential!
Highlights From This Quarter
We are having an amazing year so far with two expeditions
to Ethiopia, and summertime on its way. Check out our favourite blog posts from the past couple months:
Guest Blog Post by Shelley Van B (expedition volunteer)
Global Youth Citizen Award
22 Children in 22 Days
Making a Difference
Scholarship Update: Eyerusalem
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With the exciting news of a new education support center in Lira, Uganda
; and a new program opening up in Malawi
, we are excited to start traveling to these countries as part of our expeditions. The first expedition to include all three countries
is going in October 2014. Applications for this, and for next years expeditions, are now open!
We are expressly seeking volunteers who have training in all fields of expertise for Medical Health Care, Social Work, Child Development, Construction and Education. Each expedition is open to anyone wishing to volunteer, but these areas are of a particularly high need.
If you feel you are someone who would be willing to volunteer, despite challenging work environments, Kids Hope Ethiopia needs your help. Contact Deb
to find out how you can travel to Africa as a volunteer!
20 Volunteers traveled to Ethiopia with our February 2014 Expedition Group. Because the group had a wide range of skills, we were able to offer medical care, renovate and paint two education centers and much more! Read about our adventures by Heather
, and Colleen
on our blog
January 2014 marked a new Chapter’s birth for Canadian Humanitarian, Kids Hope Ethiopia’s sister organization in Canada.
We are delighted to announce the formation of a new fundraising Chapter, with an enthusiastic group of volunteers, in Lethbridge, Alberta
would like to begin a chapter in your area contact us
Child Sponsors Needed
Our Child Sponsorship Program
Help us sponsor 22
children in Ethiopia in 22
days. Please share to help us reach our goal.
Canadian Humanitarian is also pleased to announce our new programs
. We are very excited to offer Canadian Humanitarian’s unique afterschool program in these countries. Help us sponsor 100 new children
by September in time for their new school year!