Other ways to help

Link to UK/Overseas Travel & Volunteering


An ideal Christmas gift that helps A-CET. This full colour beautifully produced book is a selection of 124 evocative images of people from around the world by HH Judge Nic Madge. Ref ISBN 979-0-9557041-0-9. one world one view is due to be launched on 19 Nov 07. The full sale price of £25 will all come to A-CET due to generous support covering all production costs. Purchase will be through after the launch.

Buy Nurse Claire Bertschinger's book

“Moving Mountains” ISBN 0385 65801X, published by Transworld Books - now on sale in paperback. Holder of the Florence Nightingale Medal (1991), Bish Medal (1985) and Woman of the Year (2005), Claire was the Red Cross Nurse in Mekelle (A-CET’s base) during the Ethiopian famine interviewed by BBC’s Michael Buerk in 1984. Bob Geldof, moved by this interview launched Band Aid. A fascinating read. Royalties from this book help A-CET.
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones” - Confucius

Send us your unwanted foreign currency/notes

We deal with Coin Co International plc who collect, process and credit A-CET.

Donor visits to sponsored students/projects

Donors/project sponsors who wish to visit their sponsored students/projects may do so, but please make your own travel/visa arrangements to Mekelle. On arrival we can make hotel bookings & travel arrangements for your visits. Most of our activities are in poor remote rural non-tourist areas. Please be aware that the culture clash by the sight of over-seas visitors - so rich by local standards - can be a discomforting spectacle. Bisrat, our Volunteer Ethiopian EYES Manager at is an experienced independent Tour Operator and, given prior warning, can arrange tourist trips for you. He can advise you generally both before and during your visits and fix transport, accommodation and a guide/interpreter. Ethiopia doesn’t have a highly developed “tourism” infrastructure. Some services can be quite basic and medical facilities for foreigners are not always available outside the capital.
All this is compensated for by a beautiful historic country with absolutely charming, cultured, highly intelligent and welcoming people whose smiles will melt your hearts. Be assured, any visit you make will be unforgettable - and probably change your life.

To help Ethiopia read this

If you’re interested in Ethiopia and want to know more how to help, we recommend to you this excellent thought-provoking article by Gail Warden Open Season on Ethiopia.

Visit the Africa Guide

For a complete and comprehensive guide to every country in Africa visit Africa Guide

Shop with Club Shopping Mall

Go to Clubshop Mall where 2-6% of what you spend comes to A-CET.

Donations in kind

We do not have the resources to process & forward donated items, thank you. If you have good books (less than 10 years old) please contact Bookaid on 0800 0939394 or or if you have surplus computers (minimum Pentium 100) please contact Computeraid on 020 7281 0091 or

Extract from the last page of Stephen Lewis’s book “Race Against Time” on his visiting a Malawian school in 2005 - which could be any of our or other African school.
“I stepped outside to be greeted by the entire local primary school ... singing their little hearts out for the visitor. The principal [said ... ] “we have 350 children in my ... school but I think I must tell you that 250 are orphans.” Time stopped. I looked at those lovely kids, ... faces shining through the greys of malnutrition, every one of them seeking an adult touch or hug, and I thought about the often unbearable lottery of life. Has there ever been greater injustice in this world?”