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- 22nd August 2014
One of the most extraordinary contradictions of expectation is of how beautifully green and lush the Ethiopian countryside is. It continually varies as you travel through the mountains, hills and valleys, the vibrant greens of the farmlands to the wild flowers of the highland peaks.
- 29th August 2014
A short video showing the children enjoying their technology lessons in the FSL sponsored classroom and dedicated teacher.
- 29th August 2014
Great to see the FSL sponsored classroom and teacher fully utilised and adding great value to the local community!
- 1st October 2014
October 2014 – As part of the restructure of FSL the management decided to change how we contributed to society through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities. Previous CSR activities involved giving cash donations to various charitable organisations, unnoticed by the staff and with little follow up as to the real social effect of these donations.
- 1st November 2014
November 2014 - Bekoji town is several hours drive south from Addis Ababa in the lush Ethiopian highlands. A Chinese built road runs through the town, the donkeys, horses and carts more suited to the unpaved side streets that are lined with simple built shacks or timber framed mud houses.
- 1st December 2014
December 2014 - From the outset it was important to the Directors of FSL that our programme of Corporate Social Responsibility be inclusive and driven by willing staff members. The presentation of the project, to support the technical department at the Bethany School in Bekoji Ethiopia, found more staff supporters than anticipated. The FSL Charity Committee was subsequently formed from a group of enthusiastic staff brimming with ideas.
- 16th January 2015
January 2015 - As the building works for the Bethany School technical department proceed at a pace, the scope of what we believe we can achieve with the computer facilities is beginning to take shape.
- 7th March 2015
March 2015 - David Spurdle, of Stand by Me, is one of those enterprising executives with old school values. The likes of which have been building the new British corporate successes. David’s drive is, however, not for commercial gain but from a strong desire to empower those in the poorest parts of the world to better themselves and their communities. He is a ‘get on with it’ executive where to make a decision is better than making no decision and the lessons learned from mistakes are as valuable as the successes.
- 25th April 2015
April 2015 - On 25th April 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the worst in the country’s history, struck at 11:56 am leaving over 8,000 people dead, injuring more than 23,000 with hundreds of thousands left either homeless or displaced.