Insomnia Library Support project: computers delivered to coffee farm society and Ethiopian students

December 10, 2012

We just received an e-mail from the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union, that 30 Dell LCD desktops for the 4 high schools which are part of our community projects have been delivered, thanks to the funds raised during Fairtrade Fortnight for our Insomnia Projects in Ethiopia. We’re proud and happy to share the great news & picture from the site with our INSOMNIACs!

One of the major problems faced by the education sector in Ethiopia is lack of quality, high student to teacher ratios, under trained teachers and limited teaching materials and text books. Libraries are critical in supporting education and literacy needs of society. Here at Insomnia, we are very happy to have an opportunity to help improve the quality of education through our community projects at the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (OCFCU).

Pictured: Students of Yadeno Elishu Beriso high school, one of the 4 high schools supported by Insomnia’s projects

Fairtrade Fortnight & Insomnia’s Projects

Every year during Fairtrade Fortnight we donate five cents for every coffee, tea and hot chocolate sold towards our two nominated Insomnia Community Projects. One is the “Girls empowerment project”, which promotes the full growth and development of female students in all aspects of life and to help respond to the various challenges girls face. Our second project is the “Library support project”, which aims to improve the level of the quality in education through establishing school libraries, for which 4,000 books have been supplied through the Insomnia donation last July (read more here), as well as the 30 computers as mentioned above.

We raised a fantastic € 10,012 during Fairtrade Fortnight 2012. As this is our third consecutive year of donating to our two nominated Insomnia projects in Ethiopia, we have now contributed a total almost of €30,000. We’re looking forward to Fairtrade Fortnight 2013!

Learn more about Insomnia’s Faitrade Fortnight initiatives and our two nominated projects in Ethiopia in the short video below, or in the link here.

What can you do to help?

Over a year we sell over 6 million Fairtrade cups of coffee and 16 tonnes of Fairtrade chocolate. Isn’t it satisfying to know that by enjoying your favourite coffee you are also supporting a great cause? With the steady and fair business generated by Insomnia, farmers and workers, who produce our products, are enabled to improve their working and living conditions.

Thank You, we could not do it without you!

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