Happy Easter weekend!!

29 Mar

Peace Corps/Ethiopia Volunteers & Senior Staff, All-Volunteer Conf., March ’13

Greetings from East Africa! It’s that time of year and I almost forgot. It is Good Friday and Sunday is Easter, well my Easter. Ethiopian Easter aka Fasika is actually at the end of next month. Those belonging to the Ethiopian Orthodox church are on a long fast of no meat leading up to Fasika next month. For me, that means very limited meat intake for a while. Oh how time flies when you are having fun. Anyways, I wish all my family and friends a very Happy Easter! I only got a couple cards but they were from someone very special. You know who you are. Thanks.

I’ve been back in Aman about a week now following Peace Corps Ethiopia’s 1st All-Volunteer Conference in Addis. The conference was a lot of fun and it was great getting to visit with old friends and other volunteers I hadn’t met from the Peace Corps Ethiopia team. This week has been quite a success. As I may have mentioned in my previous post I finally got my own classroom. Upon my return from Addis things moved very fast and I got my room cleaned, furniture moved in for the most part and I’ve started decorating what will soon be the Aman Primary School English Language Improvement Center (E.L.I.C.). The E.L.I.C. will be one of my main projects for my remaining time here in Ethiopia so I’ll have plenty of time to hopefully reach a lot of students as well as teachers and help them practice their English and encourage them to do their best and study hard. The E.L.I.C. will be stocked with donated children books and other language games as I collect resources or make them. Once I get the center up and running I’ll post some pictures. The center will potentially have regular hours where students can come in and read, play language games and more. I’ll also use the center to facilitate my teacher trainings, student and teacher English clubs, model teaching, etc.

As for this weekend I’m headed to the Bebeka Coffee Plantation right down the road from Aman. I’m going with my friends Diana and her housemates Uday and Munjela as well as the Filipino professors John, Res and Jun all whom live in close proximity to me in Aman and all work at the local Mizan-Tepi University in between Aman and Mizan. We plan to have quite the feast including lamb and chicken. Expect pictures sometime next week with a recap of my adventures to Bebeka. Happy Easter and God Bless!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

LAC Perspectivas

The Latin America Center is the Korbel School’s hub for scholarship and events on Latin America.

Adventures in Ethiopia

27 months in the homeland of coffee

The returned Peace Corps Volunteer

formerly known as 27 months of sunshine

Reflections from Around the World

The contents of this website are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. government or the Peace Corps.

Salem Y'all

From PC Graduate to PC Volunteer

Ethiopian Escapades

Leslye's Peace Corps Adventure

The Herald

News for those who served with the Peace Corps in Eritrea and Ethiopia.


My life class. On a mission to change the world. (Pictures posted are not mine unless otherwise stated).

winging it with whitey

one solitary man. one great big world. no destination. no common sense. no plan.

the Ishi Bekka Chronicle

The Ishi Bekka Chronicle and bonus features... which in no way represent the views or opinions of the Peace Corps, or the United States government, yet still manage to be enjoyable. If you'd like to contribute to the Ishi, contact us at


An education sector Peace Corps Volunter in Ethiopia; The contents of this Web site are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. Government or the Peace Corps.

Diana in Ethiopia

So how am I getting on in Africa?


Travels and Plans of a PCV in Ethiopia


Peace Corps (mis)adventures

Courtney in Ethiopia

My meanderings as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia

This is Not Dowagiac

The contents of this blog are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. Government or the Peace Corps.


An Ethiopian Experience


Just another site


just writing my story~

Peace Out Paula

Follow my adventures as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia!

%d bloggers like this: