New Manager

posted Nov 26, 2016, 11:25 AM by Mengesha Alemu

As of 01.12.2016 we sign contract with Ato Liben Bire as a new manager in Ethiopia. 

Name change

posted Nov 29, 2014, 7:10 AM by Mengesha Alemu   [ updated Nov 29, 2014, 7:11 AM ]

Vik-gedeo have registered officialy in Norway.

As of  November 2014, we have decided to upgrade the activities and organize our self in organization NGO. There for our name changed from Vike-Gedeo Project to Vik-Gedeo Development.

We are pressing forward

posted Feb 10, 2014, 2:14 AM by Mengesha Alemu

We have completed the construction of the dormitory and 48 students have got a place. They joined Dilla high school and are very happy to get a place to live. As we have described before the dormitory has facility (kitchen, shower, toilet, cloth washing facility, etc)

We continue our work with GDA on the strengthening of the dormitory and make it more comfortable for the students to succeed on their education. We have hired a social worker and three guards to assist the work. This helps us to coordinate the work more quickly and effectively.

The next target will be securing the compound by making new face and construction of office and storage facility for further activities in the project.  

posted Sep 16, 2013, 12:22 PM by Mengesha Alemu

Inauguration of the project

posted Aug 10, 2013, 11:24 AM by Mengesha Alemu   [ updated Sep 16, 2013, 12:20 PM ]

After 3 years of carful implementation, we are now arriving the end of the construction. We have now complete 90% of the block and left with interior parts. We hope to finish every thing by the end of this month and inaugurate the project officially on the 30 of September 2013. There will be a group of 9 people from Vik, Norway in Dilla to inaugurate the project. 

First fundraising 2013

posted Dec 25, 2012, 1:07 AM by Mengesha Alemu

The first fundraise will be held in January 2013 at Vik Women prayer group. They are hoping to prepare deferent activities and sale Ethiopian traditional things.

New report

posted Apr 8, 2012, 8:07 AM by Mengesha Alemu

I have got a report from Netsanet that the girls are having good time in the dormitory and going to school daily.

She told me that they are facing big challenge that there is no water on the tap, even if they are building water storage and the necessary facilities. This is a problem for Dilla town and she told me that they are working hard to get permanent solution.

We will hire two guards and one controller soon who can assist the girls in their performance at school.

The next block construction will start soon. When the next block completes we will accommodate more than 40 girls.

Report by Mengesha

Officially open for service

posted Dec 30, 2011, 1:42 PM by Mengesha Alemu

Our project will open for service for the girls. We have finished building one block which will accommodate 24 girls. The official opening ceremony will be on 5 Jan 2011. I will travel to Ethiopia and be part of the opening ceremony. We will have 24 girls who will be selected from all over Gedeo Zone. They will attend Dilla high school.

Report by Mengesha Alemu

Netsanet Graduation.

posted Aug 1, 2011, 12:23 PM by Mengesha Alemu

Netsanet Alemu our representative in Ethiopia has graduate on 24. Jun 2011. She has studied Urban development in masters program. She is hoping to go back to Dilla and do more development with GDA(Gedeo Development Association).

She will travel to dilla to asses the progress of our project activity and send us report in a week time. She will also discus with GDA leaders on Somson Mengestu’s last month external audit report and bring some change in GDA according to the report.  

According to Netsanet they are preparing to open the dormitory in September for some students for the first time.

The construction of the rest of buildings will continue side by side and we are hoping we will accomplish the complete project in few years time.

Report by Mengesha


Project activity report

posted Jul 18, 2011, 11:40 AM by Mengesha Alemu

We have got report from Samson Mengestu who is volunteer construction engineer to help our work in Dilla. He when to Dilla two weeks ago and sent me the report he has observe on the Girls dormitory construction activity. I have attached the report and invite you to read it for yourself.  Check the attachment on the bottom. I am hoping that we will get more support from friends and family to complete the work.

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