African Children's Educational Trust

Christmas 2012 newsletter

African Childrens Educational Trust
African Children's Educational Trust

Merry Christmas

A recent survey stated that donors were put off donating to charities because they were “not clear about what they did”, “too little money went on the cause”, “too much spent on staff salaries”, “fund raisers were too persistent and intrusive”. At A-CET we claim a loud not guilty to any of these donor concerns.

In these tough financial times we are getting fewer donations. We will soon start building our eighth village elementary school in Ethiopia bringing closer, easier access to free education in quality buildings. We need your help.

2012 Magazine and accounts

A-CET 2012 Magazine
Shown above: Students Meareg Giday, Medhin Woldu and Abel Girmay graduate July 2012.

Our 2012 Magazine, including our Trustee's report and financial details, is now available online, please read it.

15th Anniversary Prize Giving

On 20 October 2012, A-CET celebrated 15 years of educational support work in Ethiopia. A-CET, through its local charity partner Ethiopian Youth Educational Support (EYES), has built, furnished and installed electricity in eight village community full elementary schools Grades 1 to 8 for the Government in the rural areas surrounding the Tigray Regional capital. These are providing additional free school places for over 5,000 children on one shift. Additionally two schools have solar-powered computer training laboratories.


A-CET also has had over 200 students on scholarships that have graduated - all now in gainful employment or self-employment. Currently A-CET has a further 200 students on full long-term scholarships, a third of whom are now already in tertiary/higher education. All our students are orphans, the abandoned or disabled and selected for their needs. Without our help none would be able to continue their education.


At the celebration, academic prizes were awarded by Guest of Honour and long term supporter Mr Marco Oehlenschalger, Rector of Coornhert Gymnasium at Gouda in the Netherlands. These awards went to over 20 high achieving students for the academic years 2010/11 and 2011/12. Over half the award winners are registered disabled.


After the presentation an entertainment, including cultrural dancing and acrobatics, was provided by the ever verstaltile, vibrant EYES Circus & Band, a voluntary group composed of 40 of EYES full-time students resident in Mekelle City where we are based.

EYES football team

Coached by Grade 10 Student Haftom DD and captained Student Kokob G, EYES football team has successfully started the new season by winning all matches so far. Seen here wearing their “Team GB” strip.

Please help us

NONE of this work could be achieved without the continuing vital support of our all our dedicated and fully committed donors. Can you help please?

Ways to help.



Donate via Just GivingDonate via WorldpayDonate via The Big GiveVigin money givingDonate via PayPal

A-CET, PO Box 8390, Leicester, LE5 4YD | Registered Charity 1066869 (England & Wales)
A-CET is a member of:
National Council of Voluntary Organization (Member 6689)
The Institute of Fundraising (Member Z84753)
The Fund Raising Standards Board
ImpACT Coalition

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