Hello to All,
Greetings to all of you. We are always glad to share with you the ongoing work of the Ethiopian Reaching Beyond Words NGO.
We have mentioned before that our new year begins in September, but for those that have not heard we would like to share a little of our history.
Enkutatash (Ethiopic: እንቁጣጣሽ) is the first day of the New Year in Ethiopia. It occurs on Meskerem 1 on the Ethiopian calendar, which is 11 September (or, during a leap year, 12 September) according to the Gregorian calendar.
This holiday is based on the Ethiopian calendar, which was fixed to the Julian calendar in 25 BC by Emperor Augustus of Rome with a start date of 29 August J.C., thus establishing the New Year on this day. The date marks the approximate end of the “rainy season”. It has also been associated traditionally with the return of the Queen of Sheba to Ethiopia following her visit to King Solomon in Jerusalem in ca. 980 BC.
We accomplished the following things in the month of August 2018. We have had our meetings with our children and their families, in this meeting we have discussed about our children’s health education and all-important things of their support.
This month is our last month of the year of 2010 E C. We see a need to give extra help to some of our children regarding their education, so we are going to do extra tutorial classes every Thursday morning and afternoon.
We have purchased new shoes and distributed them to all the children.
I have had meetings with our oldest children and in these meetings, we encouraged the children to make decisions to do the right things at school as well as at home. We discussed that they need to be good examples.
Our social worker also gives the children advise on how to keep their personal hygiene and the proper ways to use the sanitation material’s we give them such as soap, hair oil etc.
All our ongoing work is continued with progress. Currently Brother Burt and Brother Yaguo Ide are here. They are teaching and giving us advise and helping us to improve the ongoing work.
We thank God for them and may God bless them and all their families.
You might remember us sharing a testimony from our secretary Zenu Gemechu Mersha in May. Her and her husband were expecting their first child. That little bundle of joy was born a few weeks ago and she is a beautiful girl. For now, they are calling her Fiker until they give her, her official name. We are rejoicing with them for this healthy baby girl.
We thank you all for your continued support. God Bless You All.
Brother Jemal and the Ethiopian Reaching Beyond Words Staff