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Educating Africans to develop Africa

A-CET: The independent responsive charity run by experienced, competent, caring & committed volunteers. Supporting vulnerable young Africans, principally Ethiopians, giving them hope, higher aspirations & self-confidence to achieve their potential through education.

Working in partnership with the Education authorities and communities A-CET, through EYES, is supporting hundreds of vulnerable youngsters with long-term scholarships plus building and furnishing village-based elementary schools providing free education.

All locally selected scholarship students and their backgrounds are well known to us and, with dignity and symapthy, are assisted from kindergarten through to higher education and into gainful employment or self-employment.

Birhan Woldu was an A-CET/EYES supported student for over ten years, together with her six siblings, three of whom still receive A-CET/EYES scholarships. After high school Birhan attended College receiving a Diploma in Agriculture following which she studied at a private University to get a degree in Nursing. After working with the World Food Programme as a Nutritional Nurse she took maternity leave and now helps manage her husband’s hotel and café in her home city of Mekelle. Birhan acts an Ambassador for A-CET/EYES. EYES is managed by Bisrat Mesfin, also featured in this video clip. EYES is the implementing partner for A-CET in Ethiopia building rural community elementary schools and administering long-term scholarships to hundreds of vulnerable youngsters.

Hohole School Foundation stone ceremony Oct 2015

Dr Kindeya, President of Mekelle University, officiated at this ceremony for the tenth Full Elementary School we will have built & furnished in the last 10 years with paid community labour for the government costing £165K. It will have 8 grades in 8 classrooms, latrines. an administration block plus solar lighting. The school capacity is for 800 students in two shifts and will be ready for the next 2016 academic year. The school will be run the Ethiopian education authorities and maintained by the community. Future funding is being sought for an urgently needed new Grades 9 & 10 Secondary School in nearby Hiwane.

EYES 10th Anniversary (in 2014)

EYES, the Ethiopian charity implementing the A-CET programmes, was ten years old in 2014. Its achievements were celebrated in grand form starting with a parade of students through Mekelle streets on Sat 17 May; followed by a full programme of entertainment in Romanet Square on Sunday - attended by delighted thousands. Well done EYES!

See fully updated recent photographs of our activities. Click on photo & play to see all

We are totally independent and rely on NO government funding. None of your donatiions are spent on UK salaries, pension schemes, professional fund-raisers or consultants. In the UK we have no office or car. We do not invest your donations but expend them within 12 months carefully on the educational you donate to. We are not able to fund other charities, so please do not apply to us.

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Latest news

15 Oct 2015
Hohole new school opening
3 May 2014
Dansa, Dejen new classroom opening
21 Oct 2013
Metego School opening
1 Sep 2013
Football Cup Winners 2013
20 Oct 2012
15th Anniversary Prize Giving
23 Apr 2012
Ziban Albe School opening
9 Apr 2012
Ziban Albe School nears completion
23 Mar 2012
Latest images from Ziban Albe Full Elementary School Project
7 Mar 2012
Circus EYES help celebrate 37th Anniversary of TPLF
7 Feb 2012
The Ziban Albe Full Elementary School Project Story
27 Jan 2012
Sammy helps fight malaria
5 Dec 2011
A baby girl for A-CET's Birhan Woldu
23 Oct 2011
Ziban Albe school progress
7 Oct 2011
A-CET 2011 magazine available for download
28 Sep 2011
Highly Commended Award
29 Aug 2011
EYES Circus & Band perform at Festival of Ashenda
17 Aug 2011
Feed the world: Birhan Woldu and Live Aid
10 Jun 2011
Foundation Stone laying at Ziban Albe
11 May 2011
Our youngest fund-raiser
8 May 2011
New projects bringing light
31 Jan 2011
First solar computer lab opened
19 Dec 2010
EYES wins top Ethiopian Award
22 Nov 2010
David Stables book launched
27 Oct 2010
Schools opened at Adibaekel & Dansa
23 Sep 2010
A-CET Third Sector 2010 National Award Winner
19 Jun 2010
Abinet school dedication
15 Mar 2010
EYES wins new award
31 Dec 2009
Claire Bertschinger receives honour
24 Nov 2009
Bob Geldof opens Hagere Selam Elementary School
30 Aug 2009
Top Students Awarded 29 Aug 2009
3 Aug 2009
EYES honours local supporters
6 May 2009
Gumselasa Full Elementary School #4

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Text ACET00 and up to 10 to 70070 to donate up to £10 to A-CET Give as you live Give with confidence Two of our young students, Meron & Ruta, in Ethiopian National Costume
Two of our young students, Meron & Ruta, in Ethiopian National Costume
Ethiopian Patriarch dedicates Abinet School Classroom Jun 2010
Ethiopian Patriarch dedicates Abinet School Classroom Jun 2010
Ethiopian Patriarch dedicates Abinet School Classroom Jun 2010
Bob Geldof makes a point to EYES Manager & David at an A-CET party Nov 2009
Dave Stables' autobiography
To the young at heart everything is fun
Charles Dickens


Please help us educate Ethiopian children

Education brings with it the best chance of defeating poverty, better parenting, better health, better nutrition, greater opportunity and a direct line to economic growth. Please help us educate Ethiopians to develop Ethiopia. Your donation will be used wisely and efficiently. Use the form below to donate via PayPal, or click on one of the buttons on the right for other options.

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