We are often asked why we chose Walmara as the main destination of our projects and we state that it was the Ministry of Education which pointed out Bacho school as the most in need at that time. As soon as we visited the place, we realized that Gaba Kemisa, the kebele of Walmara where we work, was in need of help in many other aspects, apart from the school.
These are the “words” of Ismael, a social worker who collaborated with us for some days mainly in the task of selecting beneficiaries of the child sponsorship programme.
“My short stay in Gaba Kemisa has come to an end. I have been devoured by fleas, but I am happy because I have discovered the true meaning of Ethiopia (after spending 3 months in Addis Ababa).
The harshness of life in the rural area, the humanity of the people and the solidarity. Thank you Abay (for many years)”.
Ismael Ribera. June 2013