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

News & events

Lunch at The Albert Square Chop House,
with Sefton Samuels photography exhibition

On Sunday 31 March 2019, we held a wonderful lunch in conjunction with The Albert Square Chop House in Manchester and, most especially, with Sefton Samuels, one of Britain's most famous photographers. After lunch, Sefton gave us a fascinating (and at times amusing!) insight into some of his photographs that were hanging around the dining room, including an iconic portrait of George Best.

There were numerous other photographs of some of footballing greats associated with Manchester (Sir Alex Ferguson, Matt Busby, Joe Mercer,...), as well as portraits of other famous figures from politics, art and music and scenes from Sefton's "Northerners" series of photographs. All of the photos on display were available for sale, along with some of Sefton's books, and half of the proceeds from what was sold on the day went to support the work of the Aysanew Kassa Trust.

The day was a huge success and we thank everyone for their support. A huge thanks most especially to Sefton himself for his company and support, and to Wendy for organising. You can see some of Sefton's work on his website here.

Silent auction

We will be holding a silent auction over the summer of 2019 to raise funds for our work. This event is still being organised, but if you have any items that you would be willing to donate, it would be greatly appreciated. Please get in touch with us in any of the ways listed here.

Further updates about the silent auction will be posted here in due course.

Ethiopian lunch

For the second year running, the Aysanew Kassa Trust held an Ethiopian lunch, hosted by Tessa (one of our trustees) and cooked by Egygayu, on Sunday 2 September 2018. This was highly successful: the weather was excellent and the event furthered our secondary aim of raising awareness of Ethiopian culture and cuisine abroad. Many thanks to Tessa and Egygayu, as well as all those who attended for their generous support.

Plans are afoot for a similar event during 2019, so keep your eyes open!