Announcing “Corona Virus Appeal” for Gondar, Our Sister City

Dear Friends of Corvallis-Gondar Sister Cities Association,

We are requesting an appeal from you.

Corona virus has arrived in Ethiopia, with 143 confirmed cases in Gondar, our sister city, with no testing and actual numbers certainly higher.  Schools and businesses are closed and stay-at-home orders have been imposed but compliance is incomplete.  In addition, Ethiopia is suffering from the worst outbreak of locusts in decades with 20 million people already suffering from food shortage.

We are currently working with Link Ethiopia and Bridge of Hope, our partner NGO’s in Gondar, with which we work closely.  Both organizations report the need for food and sanitation supplies, along with personal protective gear (masks, gloves, etc.).

We realize that this is a difficult time for all of us but it is also time when people worldwide have risen to the challenge to support those in other communities, like Gondar, who are in need.

Could you kindly donate donation today? As an example, $40 can provide food for four people for one month, $25 per month supports one child at Bridge of Hope for one month , and $75 per month to operate their health clinic.  Our goal is to raise $8,000. We can significantly improve the chances for the children with whom Link Ethiopia and its work with Walaj School and Bridge of Hope to safely weather the corona virus pandemic.

You can donate on-line through PayPal by clicking the link below, or you can donate by check to Corona Virus Appeal, Corvallis-Gondar Sister Cities Association, P..O. Box 424, Corvallis, OR 97339.  All money raised will be sent to support families and individuals in Gondar, Ethiopia, our sister city.

Thank you for your generosity,

Richard Raymond
Chair, Corvallis-Gondar Sister Cities Council

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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