ABC booklets for the children of Addis Ababa

The ABC Foundation

The work of the Art Bible Child Foundation (ABC) revolves around the series ‘What the Bible tells us’. This series consists of 28 Bible booklets illustrated by Kees de Kort, a Dutch painter, especially for little children and young mentally disabled people. To make these booklets available to disadvantaged children across the world, the ABC Foundation has translated these booklets into more than 25 languages. The foundation is looking for sponsors and donations to make the spread of these booklets possible.

Edukans is a leading educational development organization which is headquartered in the Netherlands. This organization plays a leading role in supporting and improving the quality of education programmes in developing countries, with a focus on underprivileged children. The work centres on general education for pupils of up to 15 years of age and vocational education for young people of up to 25. All activities are driven by the vision that education is the key to personal as well as national development.
Employees of Edukans travel regularly to the sites for maintaining contact with local partners. They also visit churches to hear about the work for children.

ABC booklets for Addis Ababa
In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Edukans has good contacts with local churches. For activities with poor children in this city the youth workers would like to use the booklets of ABC. The foundation has four titles in Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia. With these booklets the Bible stories can be told and children can share these with their families and friends when they receive a personal copy.

What is needed?
Employees of Edukans will travel regularly to Ethiopia and can take booklets in Amharic to distribute among the youth workers of Addis Ababa. The booklets cost 50 eurocents a piece. Edukans itself has no means to pay for these booklets. ABC seeks 400 euros to make the supply of 800 booklets possible.

Which youth club is willing to take action?
Members of youth clubs of the Netherlands Reformed Church of Wageningen are challenged to organize a sponsor event to collect the money needed for this project. After completion ABC can give the booklets to Edukans to take with them on their next trip.
After distribution of the booklets among the children of Addis Ababa a short report with pictures will be published.

Further information:
The account number (IBAN) of the Art Bible Child Foundation is NL37ABNA 0487059786 (Bank name: ABN Amro Bank; BIC: ABNANL2A). Please state: project ABC booklets for Addis Ababa.

Contact for Edukans: Kees de Jong
Contact for ABC: Gerhard Zielhuis