October 2019 - we received the proceeds of a collection among the parishioners of the RK Parish Paus Johannes XXIII GG Houten. This donation will go to the Diversity Farmland Training Centre in Ampo Kosha in Southern Ethiopia:
Since 2018 we support the Bio-diversity Farmland Project Ampo Koysha run by our partner WODA. Farmers learn how they can re-fertilize depleted land using various bio-organic techniques.
See our Bio-Diversity Farmland Training Centre page,
or the project page on PifWorld (in Dutch).
and WODA's own publications: http://wolaittada.org/sustainble-llh.html
September 2019 - Stone Benches and Wi-Fi network installed at Wolaitta Public Library - This project is completed! See the results at the Public Library Project page.
January 2019: Start project "Solid Benches" and "Wi-Fi network" for Wolaitta Public Library
The Public Library is very popular and often so crowded that students have no seats! Then they go to the garden to read, study, and discuss with their peer groups. But it lacked proper seats to sit on and Wi-Fi netwerk didn't meet the demand. We raised enough budget for Stone Benches in the garden and Wifi improvements in and around the Library.
This project is accomplished in September 2019. See the results at the Public Library Project page.
Nieuwsbrief - November 2018 ( pdf)
Nieuwbrief - Augustus 2018 ( pdf)
Cheque uitreiking Soroptimistclub West-Betuwe, juli 2018
De Jaarlijkse Betuwse Bloesem Fietstocht van de Soroptimistclub West-Betuwe heeft 7000,- opgebracht voor kwetsbare meisjes in Afrika. Stichting ISOB heeft daarvan € 3500,- ontvangen voor de meisjes van de Liqa School, een middelbare school voor talentvolle leerlingen die economisch kwetsbaar zijn.
Met deze nieuwe donatie zijn de nog leegstaande nieuwe slaapzalen ingericht. Hiermee is het aantal meisjes dat veilige huisvesting heeft gestegen naar 120! - Hartelijk Dank!
A visit to Ethiopia in November 2017
ISOB was invited at the 10th Year Anniversary of the Wolaitta Liqa School on 21st of October. Two of our group of five friends left earlier than planned to be present and witness the official opening of the New Dormitories by the first Lady of Ethiopia. November 2017 the other three friend arrived. One of the goals of our trip was to visit the charity work of ISOB and our partner Wollaita Development Association. For that reason we visited the Liqa School again and Offa Primary School and several other interesting projects that Woda is working on in Wolaitta region.
DEDA learning Centre Project -Dessi Foundation
Volunteers organise a new Ethiopia DAY on the 14th of April 2018 in Rijswijk. More details about the program will follow. Lats year the volunteers of the DEDA project have established the Dessi Foundation. They will continue the project under the new Dessi Foundation. See the new website: http://stichtingdessi.org
A Solar Panel for Offa Primary School Library
Marjon vd Berg collected money during her birthday party in October 2017. A solar panel has been purchased for the Offa School. When we visited the school in November the Solar panel set was already installed and functional in the Library of the Offa School. Read the Light for Damot Offa Community project page.
Cementing classrooms at Offa Primary School
Besides the solar panel there was enough money to start cementing four new classroom in the Offa School. Read more at the Cementing Floors at Offa Primary School project page.