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December 8, 2020

Here we are, approaching the end of 2020. Our grade 8 and 12 students have been attending a revision class for the last three weeks and are now waiting to take the government final exam. Other grade levels have already started their classes for the new year. Say a prayer and wish the 8th and 12th graders luck on their upcoming exams. They’ve studied very hard.

Life skill training sessions were given for both Sodo and Addis Children. The training covered the following topics:

Children’s trauma healing -

o What is Trauma?

o Causes and Effects of Trauma

o Types of Trauma and healing from it

Vision, Mission and Goal Setting

The training was given to our children by CDTRC Team members and it was for

three consecutive days. During training time, there were games, group activities

and interesting discussions. It is a type of training which helps

children to see inwards and think about their futures. It encourages them to set goals on their own and work hard to achieve their dreams.

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A quick update on the new land ownership. For those who have been following along for a while know we have been working on this a long time. The government officials are not ready to decide or issue the final letter to us. The main reason for this is the political situation and instabilities of the area. We are still hopeful and will continue to pursue the land for more group homes.

We do have some exciting news to share. We also have been working towards owning electricity power and this effort has taken a long time! Currently, the Government’s electric office brought the line of electricity to the group homes and in the coming few days, the electric monitor will be installed at each group homes and the group homes will have their own electric power!! 

One of our project moms, Aselefech, has resigned due to marriage. We invited new and experienced candidates to come and apply. We had a great turn out for the position with more than 60 applicants. We selected five candidates for the interview and will hire one mom in the near future.

Although this year has been met with challenges for everyone around the world, we are hopeful and believing in great things for the future. We know with God on our side, anything is possible. We hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday season!

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