CRDA – Monitoring and Evaluation – Axum
Ato Berihu and Ato Yonas went to Axum to conduct a Monitoring and Evaluation session for the end of ACSOT’s CRDA project. The pair visited the project and ensured all 3 CCCs received their Birr 24,000 as part of their phase over. A meeting was also held with the 3 woredas that housed the CCCs and issues like their next steps and action plans were discussed. ACSOT also discussed plans to insure the projects sustainability and the capacity level of each CCC’s after the end of the official project.
CRDA – Review meeting with Grass Roots level – Wukro
ACSOT and Mums for Mums traveled to Wukro for a review meeting that was to be held with the Grass Roots level as a part of the CRDA phase over project. ACSOT invited three CCC’s from Wukro, Agazi, Hareui and Dedawit. Each CCC’s gave an account of what their experience has been to date. They discussed the amounts they have been able to save and what their contributions have been to their communities. They said their number one job up till now was to assess the problems of their districts. They identified these to be clean water. A problem they also said has now been solved. Another issue discussed was the fraction between the 8 different themes of the CCC’s. Some work with women, other children and people with Disability, but even though individual focus on these issues is important, a community must also realize they have common problems that must join together to solve. Only with unity will the major issues be solved.
Hizaeti-Afras Dam Construction Project
Also while in Wukro ACSOT members participated in the opening ceremony of the Hizaeti-Afras Damn Construction process. In response to climate change and non-secure rainfalls that lead to long dry season and drought, Adigrat Diocese Catholic Secretariat and Spanish FLS (Fundacio Lleida Solidaria) have come together to build a Birr 19.2 million damn. This new Damn is believed to have the potential to benefit more than 340 farm households through irrigation schemes. The opening ceremony was attended by Abune Tesfaselessie Medhin, Dishop of Adigrat, Abba Melaku, Abba Teum Berhe, the secretary General as well as many members of the FLS that flew in from Spain.