Livestock Challenge Day Eight: Fostering learning in the desert


After a day-long journey by road from Afar to Djibouti, the Can-Go Afar Mission 12 team had enough time to fit in a quick dinner and sleep before kicking off the final leg of our trip: a visit to our first funded project in the small French- and Arabic-speaking country. This trip marks the second … Continue reading Livestock Challenge Day Eight: Fostering learning in the desert

Livestock Challenge Day Seven: Journey to Djibouti


After three days visiting our project partners in the Afar region of Ethiopia, the Can-Go Afar team was ready to set out on another leg of our journey, this time to neighbouring Djibouti where we are actively engaged in supporting the Afar community there. Though the total number of Afar living in Ethiopia outnumber those … Continue reading Livestock Challenge Day Seven: Journey to Djibouti

Livestock Challenge Day Six: Saving Lives in Mille


Mille is a moderate-sized Afar town about 90 minutes south of Semera that, on first glance, virtually indistinguishable from any of the other towns along the busy Djibouti-Addis highway. Pay a visit and you’ll notice a number of restaurants, a few hotels, and an assortment of stores and shops, all of which exist primarily to … Continue reading Livestock Challenge Day Six: Saving Lives in Mille

Livestock Challenge Day Five (Part Two): To Biru and Beyond


Following an arduous (and hot) morning trip to check out the first of five water reservoirs being built in the Afar region of Ethiopia with support from The Can-Go Afar Foundation, the mission trip team spent the afternoon of Day Five heading even further afield, to an Afar village so remote it didn’t even have … Continue reading Livestock Challenge Day Five (Part Two): To Biru and Beyond

Livestock Challenge Day Five (Part One): The Hard Road to Bidu


 After a Friday spent in Semera and nearby Loggia, the Can-Go Afar team woke up Saturday with one goal: to travel to the remote northern region of Bidu (pronounced biru in Afar) to check on the progress of a weir, or water reservoir, that is being built with some of the 1 million ETB (Ethiopian … Continue reading Livestock Challenge Day Five (Part One): The Hard Road to Bidu

Livestock Challenge Day Three & Four: From Addis to Afar


As much as we enjoy Addis Abeba, after two days the Can-Go Afar team had collectively spent enough time in the urban jungle that is Ethiopia’s capital city. So, on Friday we packed our bags, bid farewell to Addis, and boarded an 8 a.m. flight to Semera, the capital of the Afar State. Within an … Continue reading Livestock Challenge Day Three & Four: From Addis to Afar

Livestock Challenge Day Two: On the Ground


Today was Can-Go Afar Mission 12 team’s second day in Ethiopia, and we awoke to a  cool and crisp day Addis Abeba. Our day got off to a great when we met with two Afar post-secondary students that Can-Go Afar supports in their studies in the capital city. Yusuf Issa, a second-year Nursing student, and … Continue reading Livestock Challenge Day Two: On the Ground

Livestock Challenge Day One: Up in the Air


Hello from Addis Ababa! After months of planning the team members for Can-Go Afar’s Mission 12 were up at the crack of dawn this Tuesday to board an 8 a.m. flight out of Ottawa and begin their journey to Ethiopia. After one regrettable Canada Customs snafu at Pearson Airport — and a resulting chauffeured lift … Continue reading Livestock Challenge Day One: Up in the Air

Can-Go Afar’s Livestock Challenge aims to raise $50,000 to replenish much-needed livestock lost during drought in Afar region


July 6, 2016, Ottawa, Canada — A local charity is using its latest mission to Ethiopia to kick-off its first-ever online crowdfunding campaign, which aims to help the indigenous nomadic Afar tribe replace some of the estimated 2 million goats and sheep that perished during the recent drought. As part of its 12th Mission, which … Continue reading Can-Go Afar’s Livestock Challenge aims to raise $50,000 to replenish much-needed livestock lost during drought in Afar region