The Aysanew Kassa Trust
Improving Education in Azezo, Ethiopia
Registered Charity Number: 1090931

Azezo Community Library

In 2009, with the support of the entire local community, the Aysanew Kassa Trust began building Azezo's first public library. It was completed in 2011 and now proudly stands at the centre of a new residential area. It was designed to provide a safe and quiet place for children to do their homework and access books and periodicals.

The Community Library was inaugurated with great joy on 28 October 2011 in the presence of many enthusiastic locals, council officials and friends from Addis, Gondar and the UK. We thank all those who helped make the event such a success: Aysan's mum, who made ambasha (local bread) for the launch and party afterwards at St Raphel's, the Daughters of Saint Anna Sisters who hosted us, our committee in Azezo for organising it, those who donated tables, chairs, etc., the local Dashen brewery for supplying us with copious amounts of beer and, of course, all those who supported us, without whom Azezo would not have a public library today.

As intended, the library was then handed over to the local kebelle (council), ensuring that it truly is run by the local community.