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If you  visit Ethiopia with us you would  see this beautiful country and the work that Meketa is doing there. A part of the proceeds of the tour goes directly to help Meketa’s work supporting the Jews of Gondar.   

 

 

The Northern Ethiopia tour provides an introduction to this amazing country in all its richness – its culture, its music, its food, its religion, its historic sites, its wildlife and of course its hugely welcoming people. 

 

The tour provides a chance to engage with the Jewish community in Gondar and help with Meketa projects. Starting and ending in Addis Ababa, and visiting Axum, Lalibella, Gondar, Bahar Dar,  and Lake Tana.  The cost will be approximately £1500 + £500 donation to Meketa.   The price includes internal flights, accommodation in modest but comfortable hotels (sharing a double/twin room), most meals,  all road transport in Ethiopia, tour guides and entrance tickets. International flights and personal insurance are not included.   The preliminary itinerary is shown below.

Day 1              Evening flight from London Heathrow to Addis Ababa.

Day 2              Early morning arrival in Addis Ababa.  Morning rest and a city tour of Addis Ababa.  

Day 3              Fly to Axum to visit the funerary stelae amd Sheba's Palace.  Stay overnight in Axum.

Day 4 & 5        Fly to Lalibela, visit Rock Churches, a local market,  and the monastery.

Day 6 - 9         Fly to Gondar, visit the After School Club, celebrate Shabbat at the Synagogue, visit the

                       castles of Gondar, the Debre Birhan Selassie Church,  Ambober and Wallaker Jewish

                       villages, volunteer with Meketa projects.

Day 10            Trip to the  Simien mountains on a coach or mini-bus.
Day 11            Drive to Lake Tana on a coach or mini-bus. Overnight in Bahar Dar.

Day 12            Boat trip on Lake Tana, visit to a monastery.  Fly to Addis Ababa in time for dinner.

Day 13            Late night  flight to Heathrow to arrive early morning.   

 

      

 
 

The next trip to Northern Ethiopia is 4th November - 18th November 2019,  which will be operated in conjunction with Jewish Renaissance.  Please register your interest in this trip  by  contacting Meketa at meketafunding@gmail.com.

Latest News 

Most girls in the Gondar Jewish community tend to stay at home and miss school during some of the days of their monthly cycle.   They could fall behind with their schooling and struggle to keep up with the class. We have linked up with the Days4girls project to provide girls with re-usable feminine hygiene kits. Seven kits were sent in time for International Women's Day.

We started a new club in Shewa Dabo – an area further out in Gondar where many of the Jewish families have moved to because the housing is much cheaper.  Click here to find out more about it 

Our programme, LIFT, gives direct support to elderly and infirm members of the community living in poverty.  Learn more about it here.

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