Category Archive: People

A photo log of the people in Ethiopia

Thumbs up

Thumbs up

Thumbs up are given to the team as we visit the village streets

 

The crew hangs out

The crew hangs out

Rene and Kevin hang out with their local Ethiopian crew

 

Family is ready for their new home

Family is ready for their new home

2 New homes have been completed

 

Mud walls being applied to new home

Mud walls being applied to new home

 

Construction underway for new home

Construction underway for new home

Master’s Academy and College in Calgary, Canada teams up with Hopethiopia to provide new homes for people living in remote south eastern Ethiopia Construction of a …

 

A villagers home

A villagers home

A local villagers home

 

sharing the love…

sharing the love…

Holding hands and taking a walk the health care team was able to share some love.

 

wisdom and experience

wisdom and experience

Some of the stories about what individuals experienced were astounding. Practical stories of wisdom were well received.

 

walking the dusty road

walking the dusty road

A fter a long day of treatment at the health centre, Glenda and Ralph – a husband and wife team, get to take a …

 

best friends

best friends

Kevin and Renee get a chance to make friends with some of the local Ethiopian youth. Denise and Renne, dental hygienists from canada and Switzerland did …

 

a man of character

a man of character

The Hopethiopia team encountered people and faces that were full of character. This man was a fine example.

 

waiting…

waiting…

Life can be hard when one lives on the land and work is very challenging and weather dependant.

 

waiting my turn

waiting my turn

Each patient waited patiently for their turn to see one of the professionals on the health care team. Sometimes they would wait all day.

 

paint pans

paint pans

The health care team was able to organize painting of the health centre,

 

hmmm!

hmmm!

Dr. Peter of Clagary, Canada reflects on the days activities at the health care centre.

 

end of the day

end of the day

finally its the end of the day and this young girl will get her turn to see the health care team.

 

dr. ralph treats a patient

dr. ralph treats a patient

Dr. Ralph from Calgary, Canada provides dental treatment for the many people seen at the health centre.

 

toothbrush love

toothbrush love

A young girl receives dental care and then receives her gift of a toothbrush.

 

woman waits

woman waits

A woman waits for her turn to see the health care team.

 

bandaged up

bandaged up

A young girl that had received some burns from a broken pot is bandaged and treated by the health team.

 

hanging out

hanging out

The kids at the clinic just hang out and have fun together.

 

Sadness

Sadness

A woman ponders what lies ahead.

 

peaceful

peaceful

A woman is caried by stretcher from a distance and peacefully waits to see the team.

 

the long wait

the long wait

Often a long wait was required by patients as the health care team saw hundreds of people.

 

Peter and the boys

Peter and the boys

Peter, one of the Canadian emerg docs, heads out of town with the boys.

 

Walking in town

Walking in town

Glenda walks the road in town with a group of local friends.

 

Fun on the road

Fun on the road

Cracking a whip on the road is lots of fun and an important skill.

 

Valuable bottles

Valuable bottles

A young boy collects some water battles.

 

Medical testing

Medical testing

A woman gets some medical tests done

 

Remote Dental Hygiene

Remote Dental Hygiene

Denise from Calgary, Canada provides dental hygiene treatment to rural Ethiopians

 

Checking out the health care clinic

Checking out the health care clinic

An elderly man arrives for treatment

 

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.

 

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 …

 

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!

 

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 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.