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Rainbows4children is an independent foundation set up in memory of Nicolas Robinson (son of the founder) and provides education for disadvantaged children in Ethiopia; primarily the children of adults suffering from disabilities such as loss of limbs and blindness. 100% of donations go directly to the educational projects. This is made possible as all the administration work is carried out entirely by unpaid volunteers. The town of Mekele in Tigray is in a very poor region of Ethiopia. The people there are hard-working and determined to make progress, but they do need outside help. Rainbows4children supports the children of parents with disabilities, usually caused by the loss of limbs due to landmines or through other war injuries. This group has set up a self-help organisation called the Tigray Disabled Veterans Association(TDVA). In cooperation with the TDVA, Rainbows4children has completed the building of the Nicolas Kindergarten, and since 2005 this educates 240 children per year, aged 4 to 6 years. We have completed construction of the Nicolas primary school, and now 700 children are studying in grades 1 to 8. Finally, we completed the building of the Nicolas Secondary School, with 4 laboratories, sports facilities and 360 children from grades 9-12 are educated. Children can complete their education entirely at the Nicolas School. School furniture is produced in workshops, employing many of the children?s parents who have disabilities, providing valuable work for them. Equipment for the school is supplied mainly by local businesses in Mekele and in Addis Ababa. We have equipped the school classrooms and library with approximately 20,000 books and have active computer classes to give the very best opportunities to these children. Our laboratories are among the best in Ethiopia, to encourage the students to excel in science. A total of 1400 children are now studying at the school and 700 of them are sponsored in their education by overseas supporters.

   

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Rainbows4children is an independent foundation set up in memory of Nicolas Robinson (son of the founder) and provides education for disadvantaged children in Ethiopia; primarily the children of adults suffering from disabilities such as loss of limbs and blindness. 100% of donations go directly to the educational projects. This is made possible as all the administration work is carried out entirely by unpaid volunteers. The town of Mekele in Tigray is in a very poor region of Ethiopia. The people there are hard-working and determined to make progress, but they do need outside help. Rainbows4children supports the children of parents with disabilities, usually caused by the loss of limbs due to landmines or through other war injuries. This group has set up a self-help organisation called the Tigray Disabled Veterans Association(TDVA). In cooperation with the TDVA, Rainbows4children has completed the building of the Nicolas Kindergarten, and since 2005 this educates 240 children per year, aged 4 to 6 years. We have completed construction of the Nicolas primary school, and now 700 children are studying in grades 1 to 8. Finally, we completed the building of the Nicolas Secondary School, with 4 laboratories, sports facilities and 360 children from grades 9-12 are educated. Children can complete their education entirely at the Nicolas School. School furniture is produced in workshops, employing many of the children?s parents who have disabilities, providing valuable work for them. Equipment for the school is supplied mainly by local businesses in Mekele and in Addis Ababa. We have equipped the school classrooms and library with approximately 20,000 books and have active computer classes to give the very best opportunities to these children. Our laboratories are among the best in Ethiopia, to encourage the students to excel in science. A total of 1400 children are now studying at the school and 700 of them are sponsored in their education by overseas supporters.

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  • Fri, November 20 2020, 10:32 AM : RT @martinplaut: Reports of a relentless purge of #Tigrayans in Addis. Authorities going door to door, searching homes without a warrant. A…
  • Fri, November 20 2020, 8:01 AM : RT @SDoughtyMP: Just raised worsening conflict in #Ethiopia #Tigray with PM Johnson + urged him to seek urgent de-escalation and humanitari…
  • Wed, November 18 2020, 7:55 AM : 2 weeks ago, we were only worried about getting the harvest in before the locusts ate it. Now we are worried about all our friends, their safety and the beautiful hard-working community that has achieved so much in the last 25 years. https://t.co/wLOy3aurc9
  • Mon, November 16 2020, 7:50 AM : RT @WorldPeaceFdtn: Alex de Waal's latest for @BBCWorld explores Ethiopia's rapidly approaching civil war and as the government's own 2002…