Students from Charles Thorp Comprehensive, Gateshead have arrived in Ethiopia and have begun their long awaited trip to Ethiopia. They will be travelling to Addis – Lalibela – Gondar – Simien Mountains – Bahir Dar before returning to Addis and then back to Newcastle. During their time in Bahir Dar they will be working at the NDCC and Simbet School. Follow their progress by reading their daily diary: http://www.ethiopiatravel.co.uk/tours-for-schools/charles-thorp/daily-diary/
William Luker will be running the London Marathon on Sunday April 13th to raise money for the New Day Children’s Centre. To support William please click http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/WillLuker
New Library at the Centre Thanks to a kind donation from VSO the Centre has been able to afford to buy a full library of text books for the students. Also, by popular request from the students, the Centre is now going to be kept open and staffed until 9pm each evening to allow the students to study with access to their new books. When news of the donation came the students complied a list of the books… Read More »New Library at the NDCC
Students Graduate from NDCC November 28th saw six students graduate from the New Day Children’s Centre. It was a particularly memorable occasion as the Centre was saying goodbye to three of its original cohort who joined the Centre in 2006. Abera, Wobalem and Worku, who recently graduated from technical college, are now working as the drivers of the Centre owned TVS. The TVS is a small ‘tuk tuk’ style taxi that operate in their hundreds… Read More »Students Graduate from NDCC
Great Ethiopian Run ’13 On 24th November 37000 took to the streets of Addis Ababa participating in the 13th Great Ethiopian Run – the biggest running race in Africa. Richard Griffiths and Harriet Loxley both did their bit by raising money for The New Day Children’s Centre making over £800 between them. Thanks to all sponsors.
Give ’em 5 The NDCC needs regular donors. Can you afford to Give ’em 5? £5 a month will go a long way in helping the students at the NDCC and 100% of all money received goes to support the students at the Centre. For more details click here The Great Ethiopian Run Richard Griffiths and Harriet Loxley will be taking part in this year’s Great Ethiopian Run on November 24th – a 10K run around Addis… Read More »Three ways to help NDCC
Two new videos about the New Day Children’s Centre and its students have recently been produced. The videos highlight both the future plans for the Centre and the support currently given to those students who started university in September 2012. Ex BBC producer Sue Turbett, who now runs her own video production company Turbett and Crew, visited the Centre in August to film. This was the second time that Sue had been to Ethiopia and… Read More »Two New Videos
The New Day Children’s Centre has recently started using Kindles to help students improve their English. The Kindles have each been loaded with a wide selection of books and groups of students have signed up to reading groups. The Kindles have proved very popular, with students quickly understanding how to use the e-books. They particularly liked the built in dictionary that has helped them understand words that they have not come across before. The students… Read More »NDCC uses Kindles to Improve Reading
Liverpool Football Club donated gift bags for all of the students at the New Day Children’s Centre. The students received a range of Liverpool stationary including pens, pencils and note paper. The Centre and its students wish to thank Liverpool FC for their generous donation.
Manchester United kindly donated a number of brand new football shirts to the New Day Children’s Centre. 10 lucky students received a shirt each as a reward for their hard work during the Centre’s summer programme. A huge thanks to Man United for their generous donation.