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Cleft Palate Training Day 1

Cleft Palate Training Day 1

1/9/2015 – or 5/1/2007 according to the Ethiopian Calendar Josh Hays, our videographer (aka “the fly on the wall with a big camera”), finally arrived in Addis and joined the crew this morning. As soon as Josh loaded the van with his camera and...

Christmas in Addis!

January 7th, 2015 Merry Christmas from Addis Ababa! The TC SLP team started off Christmas morning at a leisurely pace (apparently being transported back in time 8 years didn’t make any of us eager to rush downstairs at dawn), spending the morning chatting and...

Of Bunna and Baboons

January 8th, 2015 Good morning from Rebecca (and the rest of the TC SLP team)! We woke up this morning to the news that the inclusive community school (St. Anthony’s) which we were scheduled to visit was still closed for Christmas break. Being the adaptable and...

A Day Without a Break!

January 5, 2015 Twenty teachers and our TC Team of 11 spent a full and fun-filled day of professional development today at Nehemiah Autism School in Addis Ababa. We divided up into six tables—the five teams—Konjo (Beautiful), Nebir (Tiger), Faris (Beyond...

Prep Party

Back in Addis! After departing the lovely Lalibela, we spent the afternoon back at the hotel preparing sample augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) materials for our professional development day at Nehemiah. We broke into teams and made calendars,...

(Not so) Live from Lalibela!

1/3/15 Hey friends and fam! Annie and Sam here, reporting from Lalibela. We had a thrilling (and exhausting) day exploring and seeing all the sights. Lalibela greeted us with stunning views on our drive up from the “airport.” We got stuck in a bit of donkey traffic,...

Excursion to Bahir Dar

Post for 1/2/2015: Hello!  Georgia and Michael here again, here to tell you of our adventures in Bahir Dar (on Friday). Our apologies for the radio silence! Upon landing in Bahir Dar, we immediately noticed just how lush and green the area was (especially compared to...

Visit to Nehemiah Autism Center and Ethiopian lunch

Hi everyone!  Michael and Georgia here! We had a very productive first “official work” day here in Addis Ababa. We visited the Nehemiah Autism Center in the afternoon. Here, we toured the classrooms, met with teachers, and watched their interactions with students. We...

We made it!!

Hi family and friends!!  HAAAAAPPPYYY NEW YEAR!!! This is Amika and I get to be the first to blog about our exciting day 1! We have finally arrived in Ethiopia after a 12-hour flight to Dubai (which I must personally say, was…wow, great) and a 4- hour flight to...