1. Sidama Family Cultural Camps
- Experience the vibrant cultural heritage of the Sidama tribe: Families (including children) participate in a 7-10-day culture camp. Program will include sessions on the Sidama language, Sidama food/cooking, traditional arts and dance, visits to the local community, conversations with community members on Sidama life and hiking trips to local attractions. Child participants are invited to attend classes at the Common River School and interact with the local students. Each family will have a highly immersive and authentic experience by staying on-site at Common River. In order to ensure that the culture camp is beneficial to the community, part of the program will include previously established volunteer projects based on the skill sets of the participants.
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Nancy, Larry, Aidan, and Paige East BLOG (Adoptive Family visit)
Hello from the US! We hope all is well in Aleta Wondo if you are still there! We cannot thank you enough for allowing us to visit for the day and the experience is one we will never forget. I actually blogged about it and wanted to share it with you as I took so many photos of the children that you might want to have. They all left quite an impact on each of us, as did the both of you. We will continue to advocate for Common River and we still are planning to make a donation to the children’s lunch program.
If you want to see the photos and such, this is the link to the page where I write about out day with you:
2. Int’l High school groups from Addis Ababa We offer overnight field trips for classes of 20 students. An African4
3.Coffee Caravans (organized by Boot Coffee)Organized by Boot Coffee (www.bootcoffee.com)
Coffee lovers can visit the local coffee farmers in their fields and millers at the milling stations. Come to pick coffee cherries and learn about the processing of coffee and how to cup coffee.
- Come to Ethiopia before the tourists do. Come discover the Sidama people and the natural beauty of the Region, visiting the attractions….bamboo plantations, coffee plantations, waterfalls, mountain treks, etc.