The last week has been spent with our friends at AHISDO and CBISDO as we start a new chapter as a newly registered UK Charity. The main aim was to discuss and formalise a partnership agreement, whilst getting a good sense of how things are going.
It’s so encouraging to see the huge changes made in both organisations. There are still big challenges, and some major needs. The same applies to Ethiopia at large. Costs just keep on going up and up, especially food costs, and it’s hard to know how people survive. In this context, the work that both organisations do is invaluable: not just providing a lifeline for the children and elderly you sponsor, but offering opportunities for a fuller life.
However, there is a sense of hope: not only for the country, but also for AHISDO and CBISDO. After a lovely week of renewing relationships and setting out plans for the future, we look forward to continuing our support so that this hope is fulfilled.
Simon Paylor is a Trustee
It’s been our vision for some time to create a new Trust to build on the Sponsorship charitable work we have been running through our long-term partner, Life Church, over the last 19 years.
The vision is that over time, we will be able to expand the work and our links with two very special local charities working in the slums of Addis Ababa.
We currently enable 205 children to be sponsored and 16 elderly but we are keen to grow those numbers as sadly there remains a waiting list of both children and elderly in need of a sponsor.
To our existing sponsors, we say a huge thank-you for all your support for the sponsorship schemes – you really are making a massive difference to the lives of the children and the elderly.
And to anyone thinking of becoming a sponsor – please do get in touch, we’d love to have you on board!
All the best
Paul Wilson is Chair of the trustees
The Tesfa Sponsorship Trust UK has now received its registration from the UK’s Charity Commission! Our registered number is 1177205.
Congratulations to our partner NGO, AHISDO, who have launched a new website! You can find out more about AHISDO’s work and organisation, as well as seeing pictures from around the community. See more for yourself at: