A special “Thank You” to those who attended “A Taste of Ethiopia,” January 26, 2020.

The Corvallis Sister Cities Association-Gondar Council is so thankful to the many friends and members who attended this recent Sunday evening.  Your many years of continuous support have made it possible to continue the work in our sister city, Gondar, Ethiopia. In addition, a special acknowledgement also goes out to the many  student volunteers who helped serve our guests  during this evening of friendships, food and culture.  Lastly, a standing ovation goes out to our two cooks, Yodit “Judy” Tadesse and Ligaya DiCosino.

Our Current Mission:

Citizens and city officials from both Corvallis and Gondar have worked jointly to identify mutual goals, which have formed the basis for the Corvallis Sister Cities Association-Gondar’s (CSCA-Gondar) work plan. To date, efforts have focused on the following:


      • Access to clean drinking water through drilling of wells.
      • Restoration and rehabilitation of Gondar’s watershed area with extensive tree planting.
      • Establishment of a revolving loan program in a rural kebele to provide more opportunities for income generation by the residents.
      • Development of a culture of readers with partial funding in a 3-year librarian and literacy training program serving 46 schools in Gondar.
      • Improvement in children’s learning through usage of classroom materials and professional development of teachers.
      • Computer literacy for faculty and students with the creation of a computer classroom, installation of computers, and internet access.

We invite you to learn more about our activities and to become involved with our efforts!

Our Most Recent Work:

Completed Kindergarten Building