Unfortunately since March, all schools, many businesses and NGO's have been locked down, closed or directed to stay home because of Covid 19. Students did no schoolwork during the pandemic. Lockdowns meant major downturns in profits for those already struggling in poverty.
Sadly, this affected our work too...
All training provided through Instruments For Ethiopia had to be temporarily stopped. Thanks to our partner in Addis Ababa, The Lelt Foundation our community of young musicians were still cared for. Lelt has been distributing emergency food aid to parents and families in need during lockdown since March.
But now that the state of emergency has been lifted, and things are getting back to normal, schools are opening again and music classes can re-launch in the coming weeks at the Kare Kore centre.
Staff are excited to welcome students back to school and sounds of traditional instruments will once again be heard through the streets of Addis Ababa!
Find out more here.