Amlaku’s visit to New Zealand, March – April 2017
Earlier this year, thanks to a gift from a generous supporter, Amlaku was able to spend a month with us here. For him, it was all new. It took 8 months to get his visa, with his appropriately stamped passport arriving in Addis from Pretoria just 90 minutes before he was due to board the flight up to Dubai! Stress like that we don’t need!
Once here, we worked him pretty hard. As you will see from the accompanying photo presentation, we travelled quite a bit, at times through the remnants of 2 big cyclones, so gumboots were an essential part of our travel kit!
Highlights of his visit were (in no particular order)
What amazed me was that, given his background, he was able to meet and talk with people from all sorts of sectors of New Zealand society in a totally relaxed way. He made a huge impact on people here in Ashhurst, who were able to spend significant periods of time with him.
Do check out the presentation, and do please feel free to come back to me with any questions or comments. I’d love to hear from you.
Tel 06 326 8887
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There is a slideshow here of these and other images in
RANDOM order WITHOUT any titles or commentary