Amesagnalau Ethiopia!

Aug 6, 2016

It has been a whirlwind last month in Ethiopia to be sure that included both 11 days of fieldwork across the region of Benishangul-Gumuz to get the perspectives of the different indigenous ethnic groups in the area and then making an appropriate Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Education package with factsheets, activities and posters. It has been such a rewarding experience to volunteer in Ethiopia through Cuso International and I felt that I have gained some lifelong friends. So a big thank you or “betam amesagnalau” in Amharic.

Pictures are sometimes worth a thousand words so here are a few photographs from my last few weeks in Ethiopia:

Making injera with our wonderful landlady, Elizabeth, and my co-volunteer, Agatha

Making injera with our wonderful landlady, Elizabeth, and my co-volunteer, Agatha

It is a lot harder than it looks!

It is a lot harder than it looks!

But the results are delicious!

But the results are delicious!

Doing fieldwork visiting different indigenous ethnic communities in Benishangul-Gumuz, such as this Berta community

Doing fieldwork visiting different indigenous ethnic communities in Benishangul-Gumuz, such as this Berta community

Lady from a Gumuz community

Lady from a Gumuz community

Gumuz children

Gumuz children

Last day before I left Assosa, I participated in the Breastfeeding Celebration to promote breastfeeding

Last day before I left Assosa, I participated in the Breastfeeding Celebration to promote breastfeeding

Lunch with the Cuso Ethiopia Addis Ababa Head Office team

Lunch with the Cuso Ethiopia Addis Ababa Head Office team

Final Khaldi macchiatos!

Final Khaldi macchiatos!

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4 thoughts on “Amesagnalau Ethiopia!

    • Yeah…as I am currently travelling in Egypt in the land of Nescafe…I’m really missing Ethiopian coffee and the delicious macchiatos!! Hope the coffee shops in Stratford are able to keep up with your expectations now 😉

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