Mekelle Blind School recognised as a Special School!

November 19, 2017

An official Proclamation – which has the status of a law – has been issued, recognising the school as a Special School and obliging the government to treat it as such. This will have a major impact on the school and its pupils.   click

Further batch of MP3 players delivered for Talking Textbooks

July 17, 2017

After the struggle to deliver the previous batch of MP3 players, carrying 45kg in two people’s luggage, we opted, as an experiment and with warnings ringing in our ears, to have a consignment sent direct from the factory – and it worked!  

Our Spring Newsletter is now on the Media page – click the tab!

May 29, 2017

Yet more MP3 players for the Blind in Tigray

May 29, 2017

After the stress of taking the last consignment through customs, we’ve ordered a further 400 Envoy MP3 players for the Talking Textbook project, and these are to be delivered direct to Mekele from the factory in China. Our fingers are firmly crossed.

Easter visit to Mekele

May 29, 2017

Ian, Liz and Pete travelled to Mekele with 400 Envoy MP3 players for use as Talking Textbooks, and had such fun getting them through Ethiopian Customs, you wouldn’t believe!

New Newsletter Posted 23 December 2016

December 26, 2016

New Newsletter posted on the website, and mailed to supporters.  It includes Pete and Gary’s report of their visit to Mekele in November, latest news of the Talking Textbook project, and of the progress being made by SENTigray, our daughter organisation in Mekele.

October 2016 Newsletter

October 27, 2016


Big Give Fundraising Success!

December 11, 2015

Fantastic result from our fundraising with the Big Give – met and surpassed the targets we set ourselves, thanks to huge generosity from Pledgers, Donors and Supporters.  More details elsewhere on the website.

New Director for SENTigray

February 28, 2015

Masho, a former student at the Blind School who graduated in law at Mekelle University, has been appointed the new director of SENTigray.  He and the trustees are re-grouping for a significant step forward in support for the Blind School.

Cake And Book Sale Raises £283!

August 18, 2014

£283 raised for our wall by Lu, Charlotte and Ben. They held a book and cake sale, asked their friends and neighbours and what a result! Great cakes too, lemon tart, fruit cake, Rosemary and Madeira, Poppy Seed and lemon, chocolate, finger cake, Victoria sponge and more and so many books!! Thanks to you all.