Report on change of site of the children village

Bridge of Hope was previously named Bridge to Israel in Ethiopia has been operational in Ethiopia since 2001. Starting December 14, 2009, it was re-registered by the FDRE Charities and Societies Agency as foreign charity organization and was authorized to work under license No. 1161
In order to  realize its vision and mission the organization has been provided with 20 hectare of land from the government which is located at the out-skirt of Gondar city, a place called “Sammuna Ber”- 8 kilometers from the city centre and established Gondar Children’s Village as well as its project implementing office.

The once barren land of Samuna Ber was transformed in to a beautiful village with modern buildings and facilities on one hand, farming and animal husbandry on the other hand. The village is now a home for 150 orphan children and currently employs 97 permanent and many daily workers thus being an income source for many families.

Increasing undergraduate and postgraduate level higher education intake capacity is one of the growth and transformation plan of the country Ethiopia, the higher university of Gondar is located next to our children village and the university would have to apply the plan by expanding its sectors, hence, it was mandatory for Bridge of Hope to come to an agreement to leave its compound by receiving its equivalent amount of money to all its buildings, infrastructures and plantations. As a result, our organization, Bridge of Hope obtains 61,383,362.49 as a compensation payment for its Buildings, Infrastructure and plantation from the university per the contract agreement signed on April 08 2015.

Therefore, Bridge of Hope is demanded to expend and utilize the assigned fund earned as compensation to enable itself to reconstruct its new infrastructures, buildings as well as plantations on the new plot that is being given by the city municipality and required to move to its new location within the anticipated period of time which is in February 2017.
Currently, all the procedural operations of the paper works are accomplished and started the construction work.

State at the beginning of the construction

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