These are just some everyday photos I have taken around Ambo University. They just portray a normal day at and around the university. The theme for the photos is ‘after-class’ as they were all taken at the end of school and classes. So enjoy the three photos below from Ambo.
This photo was taken one afternoon as the Addis Ketema government school finished for the day. All the schools in Ambo (and Ethiopia) have a different coloured uniforms, this purple colour is from Addis Ketema. The students were walking home from school in search of gelati (ice-popsicles) and stopped at this local shop to try their luck. Unfortunately for them, there were no gelatis today. This is because we had a 12 hour power cut during the previous night and all the gelatis had melted. Better luck next time.
We are currently in the small rainy season, called the belg, which usually last from February – May, give or take a few weeks. This picture was taken on campus just before it started raining one day. This road leads towards the university stadium and sports facilities (behind us) and connects to the only road intersection on campus. The large mustard coloured building in the middle consists of the new lecture theatres for students. It has a wheel chair ramp that winds itself in a circle to the top floor for students in wheel-chairs. The bricks on the left are remnants of the building work from the university sports festival, which have yet to be removed.
This photo was taken in the late afternoon while walking around campus. The buildings in the back of the photo are the student dormitories which were completed at the beginning of the year and house 4,000 of the new first year students. The building directly in front of the dormitories, on the left, are the toilets and wash basin for all these students. In the foreground of the photo you can see some Muslim students praying while next to them you see an abandoned tractor littered across the field. The entire photo is framed with the mountain range Wodisa which runs across Ambo and down towards the next town, Guder.