Author: Kevin Davis

Rolling

Rolling

A scenic shot of clouds rolling in over the rolling hills that surround Harbu Chulule. The white rectangle to the left of the bottoms of the trees …

 

Knowledge

Knowledge

This is one of the walls of the elementary school in Harbu Chulule. As you can see, the wall is decorated with the periodic table of elements …

 

Vibrancy

Vibrancy

That colourful building in the distance is the Orthodox Church of Harbu Chulule.

 

The ponderder

The ponderder

Sometimes team members needed some time to just sit and think about the day. Matt found the perfect place in Harbu Chulule to do that.

 

Beauty

Beauty

This is just a glimpse of the beautiful land that surrounds all of Harbu Chulule. This photo was taken near their elementary school.

 

Field trip

Field trip

During the rainy season the roads get quite washed out in Harbu Chulule. This meant that we got the opportunity to walk around the town …

 

Cutie

Cutie

I could not resist taking a picture of this cute little girl in Harbu Chulule.

 

Follow me!

Follow me!

The kids would run behind, in front, and beside the truck as we entered into Harbu Chulule. They would follow us to wherever we were …

 

Arable land

Arable land

This photo was taken on the land that was given to HOPEthiopia. This is where the team got an opportunity to do some reforestation. The …

 

Stoicism

Stoicism

The kids of Harbu Chulule really liked seeing their pictures on the screen of my digital camera. Many of them would strike three or four …

 

GOOSE!

GOOSE!

Matt running as fast as he could after being selected as the goose during an absolutely massive game of duck duck goose with the elementary …

 

Duck duck duck…

Duck duck duck…

This little girl and Kathy were eagerly awaiting the start of what was probably the world’s largest game of duck duck goose.

 

New hat

New hat

The kid in the front sure found an interesting use for a baseball glove. I think he started a fad because soon after there were …

 

Game Face

Game Face

These kids really showed me how to get your game face on.

 

The crowd

The crowd

These joyful elementary students were following around Dr. Ralph Dubienski just waiting for the next exciting event at the sports camp held by HOPEthiopia.

 

Determination

Determination

Baseball was a huge hit (no pun intended) with the elementary students in Harbu Chulule. You can really see the determination in this student’s eyes.

 

Excitment

Excitment

A few of the excited students from Harbu Chulule.

 

Batting Practice

Batting Practice

Matt teaching his little friends how to swing a baseball bat.

 

First Throw

First Throw

A school girl enjoying her first taste of a frisbee.

 

Skip Master

Skip Master

An elementary student showing us a thing or two about skipping.

 

Good Times

Good Times

The principle of he school enjoying activities with his students.

 

The Games Continue

The Games Continue

Elementary students playing games with us.

 

Balloon Relay

Balloon Relay

A couple of elementary students exhibiting the under arm balloon pass.

 

Reflection

Reflection

Elementary student reflecting on the days events.

 

Blending In

Blending In

Dr. Ralph Dubienski blending in with local elementary students.

 

Perspective

Perspective

A couple young ladies intently listing to Dr. Ralph Dubienski.

 

Dum Dum Diddy

Dum Dum Diddy

Entertaining the elementary students through song.

 

pssst.

pssst.

A little boy discussing our crazy Canadian antics with his friend.

 

Snack Time

Snack Time

Three students at the elementary school enjoying rice crispy squares, a true North American treat!

 

Greybird

Greybird

Another one of the morning visitors at the Belay hotel.

 

A morning visitor

A morning visitor

One of the many birds that came to visit us in the morning at the Belay hotel.

 

Garden centerpiece

Garden centerpiece

In the middle of the Belay hotel was a beautiful garden. The variety of plants and trees attracted many birds, especially in the morning.

 

Home away from home

Home away from home

The Belay hotel was our home away from home in Ethiopia. It is located in Woliso (approximately one and half hours from Addis Ababa). This …

 

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

We spent most of the layover in the British Museum. On the walk to the museum from the cafe I was amazed by all of …

 

Traffic

Traffic

We encountered some interesting traffic on the highway from Addis Ababa to Woliso.

 

Farewell

Farewell

And so the nine hour layover adventure in London comes to an end so we bid farewell to London. Next stop, Addis Ababa.

 

A unicorn?

A unicorn?

While having lunch we noticed a unicorn perched high up in the air. What a strange sight to see!

 

The layover

The layover

We had a nine hour layover in London so we decided to make the best of the time and take in some sights. The team …

 

The journey begins…

The journey begins…

Our trip starts with the flight from Calgary to London.

 

Thank you

Thank you

A thank you card in Amharic from HOPEthiopia at the Schools of Hope Fundraiser.

 

Schools of Hope

Schools of Hope

The Schools of Hope fundraiser was a Stampede style fundraiser that helped raise money for schools in Ethiopia. One of such schools is Garbo Elementary.

 

Ballots

Ballots

There was a free draw at the Schools of Hope fundraiser. The prize was a beautifully framed picture of Ethiopia.

 

The Four Musketeers

The Four Musketeers

These four gentlemen are known only as the Four Musketeers. They volunteered their time and skills on the grill for the Schools of Hope fundraiser.

 

Orthodox Cross

Orthodox Cross

An Ethiopian Orthodox cross with the flag of Ethiopia behind it.