Raising Funds for Adi Geda School Project - 2023 

The Friends of Eritrea UK are delighted to confirm that our new Project for 2023 will support an Eritrean School, close to the heart of members and supporters, everywhere. 

Following a request from the School Rehabilitation Committee, Debarwa subZone Education Office Adi Geda Elementary School for help with essential renovation and improved facilities (see Here for request in Tigrigna), we have set up a Fundraising  Project.   

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If you are able to support us we would be most grateful, Please see the links at the bottom of the page 


Thank you

Chairman's Message

Dear members and supporters of the Friends of Eritrea/UK

A Project to Support my former elementary School: Adi Geda Elementary School/ መባእታ ቤት ትምህርቲ ዓዲገዳ

As a former pupil of Adi Geda Elementary School/መባእታ ቤት ትምህርቲ ዓዲገዳ, I recently received two letters. One of the letters is addressed personally to me and the other to residents and former residents of the two villages, Adi Gered & Adi Geda, which use the school. I am attaching copies of both letters, Here  in Tigrigna.

For those of you who do not understand Tigrigna, the letters show that the school, which is one of the oldest schools to be established in Eritrea (late 1940s), requires financial support to buy teaching resources such as computers and basic facilities such as chairs and desks for pupils and teachers. I have not got the exact figure of the number of children, but I understand that the school receives about 100 new pupils every year.  Unfortunately, some of the children have to attend lessons sitting in the floor because of lack of chairs and desks and they do not have access to computers.  I have also received some excellent photos of the children and the school.

As one of the main objectives of the Friends of Eritrea in the United Kingdom is to support educational institutions in Eritrea, this is a good project to support.  Of course, as a beneficiary of this fantastic school, I have a vested interest. This is the school where I learned my ABC (ፊዳላት) and started to learn maths, history, geography, and basic sciences in my mother language. It gives me great pleasure to see this great school continue to teach children in their mother language.  This school has also produced some innovative Eritreans such as my childhood friend Yemane Russom, who was one of the early developers of Tigrigna and Geeze software for computers.


The Friends of Eritrea UK will support the School's list of Renovations and Development. Specifically, we will help these children get access to the vast resources of the World Wide Web, allowing the school to buy computers, TV  and related infrastructure. The full list of needs is Here (english) and Here (tigrigna)


Therefore, I am writing to ask you to support this appeal by sharing this information with your friends and colleagues or by joining our team of fundraisers. (eMail: Chairman@friendsoferitrea.co.uk )


 ነዛ ጽሕፍቲ ተንብቡ ኣብ ዓዲ ገዳ ዝተመሃርኩም፡ ከምኡውን ካልኦት ደቂ ዓዲገዳን ዓዲገረድን፡  ነታ ናብ ደቂ ዓዲገዳን ደቂ ዓዲ ገረድን ዝተላእከት ደብዳበ ናብ ካልኦት ተወልድቲን ደገፍቲን ክትልእክዋ እላቦ፡ ምውቕ ሰላምታት ድማ ይብጻሕኩም።

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Projects we have  supported;

2022 - £1000 to Daaro Youth Project to promote the wellbeing of young Eritreans arriving in the UK as unaccompanied children

2021 - £3000 to the Covid-19 account of the Eritrean Ministry of Health, for PPE etc

2015 - £500 to the Faith Mission Elementary School, Dekemhare for clothing and uniforms, etc for orphan children

Other Projects we have supported include;

£3000 to the Adi Ugri School for computers, printers, books and consumables

£500 to Action Group for Eritrea (AGE)

£3000 to the Keren Public Library for computers, printers and consumables

£10,000 in two tranches, towards emergency food and medical supplies and logistics