St Michael's "Abinet" School

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“Abinet” means “Good example”.

This residential school has about 112 youngsters, over a third of whom are blind or otherwise disabled, some doubly afflicted. The church is their only refuge and offers them security & life-time employment as chanters, drummers or future Deacons.

Early discussions with Abba (Father) Silas and current trainees accommodation

Inside student’s accommodation and sample bunk bed

24 Jun Local made bunk bed frames arrive for assembly, mattresses already on site

These otherwise marginally excluded social outcasts it accommodates are impressive for their incredible, indomitable and positive spirit at all times.

School Dormitories dedicated by HH Abune Paulos, Patriarch & World Leader of the Ethiopian Church

On 5 July 2008, after attending the Mekelle Theological College Graduation Ceremony, Abune Paulos after an inspirational speech, blessed this project and new gowns for all students. Abune Paulos was awarded the Nansen Medal for peace efforts and humanitarian work. “No one loves Africa more than Africans ... and finding an African solution is signifcant to curb the continent’s problems” states Abune Paulos.

All the children moved in that evening, some for the first time to sleep on beds with mattresses & blankets with shower & modern latrine facilities conveniently nearby.