We interviewed London-based Ethiopian Tibebu Bogale of charity Plan UK to find out more about Ethiopian culture in London.
Moving to London
I moved to London in October 2009 for better opportunities. In my opinion, what most appeals to Ethiopians about London is the English language, most of us have had exposure to the English language before we came. The second reason is the cultural diversity of the city.
Ethiopian Culture in London
Ethiopian cuisine consists of spicy red papers, which is important to prepare a â€œWotâ€ [thick stew] served with â€œInjeraâ€. There are different kinds of Wot but the most famous type is the Doro Wot which is made of different spicies and chicken. Injera is a kind of flat bread which is made of different kinds of grains.
The Olympic and Paralympic Games in London
Sport is very important to the Ethiopian community and I’m really looking forward the 2012 Games.
More about Plan UK and Blog 4 Girls
Plan UK works for children and their communities to help promote children’s rights. The charity works across a range of sectors, including education, health, child protection, child participation, economic security and water and sanitation.
Plan UK is running a competition for bloggers to win a trip to Plan Ethiopia to see some of their projects first hand in Africa. To enter, you’ll need to write an original blog post about barriers to girls’ education in the developing world. See Plan UK’s website for more information and use #blog4girls to spread the word on Twitter.