Gambella, the Example Village

Today we visited the village of Gambella.  Gambella is a village that GHNI started working with three years ago.  This village is very important because it sets the scene for the work that will be done in the next three years at Ola Nagele.  A brief history of Gambella and their accomplishments thus far … three years ago the children in the village attended school under a tree.  People lived in little circular huts made of grass, they were drinking water from the same river as the camels drink, they had no way of making money for themselves, the child mortality rate was ridiculously high and the overall sentiment of the people was that of a forgotten people.

AJ talked with Jeff Power about the changes that have taken place in the Gambella village.

We then talked to Jeff about the school in the village that started out underneath a tree and now is comprised of 7 classrooms, a cafeteria, dormitories for teachers (would had to walk 32 kilometers a day to teach the children), a brand new office for the principal and teachers and a flag pole that was put up this morning with a brightly waving Kenyan flag.

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Extended Village is a social digital experiment in partnership with Global Hope Network International to help make a big world just a little smaller by using digital technologies to connect the world.  We will be educating and working with tribal leaders and local staff in two African rural villages (in Kenya and Ethiopia) on the use of new media and cloud based technologies to empower them to tell their own story and connect with the world in new ways.

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