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Dear Fregenet supporters, free sale

We wrote to you recently about the fundraising luncheon in Addis Ababa attended by friends and supporters of the Fregenet Kidan Lehitsanat (FKL). See below for more good news from FKL staff, sale leaders, diagnosis and students.

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Best wishes,

Tafesse Woubshet, President
The Fregenet Foundation

Neighborhood Leaders Show Strong Support
FKL parents, leaders, and staff recently met with district and neighborhood authorities to ask for help in securing a permanent home for FKL. While there is no firm plan, Woreda [District] 11 CEO Tesfaye Aferra and his colleagues said that they would do all they could to keep FKL in the neighborhood.

Making Connections
In March, FKL Manager Selam Negussie joined leaders from 25 other education organizations in eastern and South Africa for a four-day Knowledge Exchange Workshop hosted by the Global Fund for Children. Selam returned to FKL with new connections and opportunities to share resources on programs and fundraising efforts.

Growing the Library
Thanks to the assistance of the U.S. Embassy in Addis and the Minnesota nonprofit organization Books for Africa, the FKL library collection is growing by leaps and bounds. With more materials and resources available, FKL staff and neighbors will be able to build the library into a resource for the entire community.

ìSeeing Lucy in the Museum was my happiest moment!î
Eighty-eight FKL students made an expedition to the National Museum in Addis in January. The childrenómembers of the FKL ìKnow Our Countryî Clubówere given a tour of the historical and anthropological collections, including Ethiopia’s oldest resident, 3.2 million year old fossil Dinknesh (Lucy). They enjoyed themselves tremendously!