Stichting ISOB (Internationale Steun aan Onderwijs en Bibliotheek) is per 1 februari 2020 beëindigd.

The ISOB Foundation has ended 1 Februari 2020.

Laatste Nieuwsbrief - Januari 2020  ( pdf)

BeekeepingSupport for the Bio-Diversity Farmland Training Centre - a project of WODA.
See their publications: https://wolaittada.org/sustainable-livelihood.php

ISOB received the proceeds of a collection among parishioners of the RK Parish Paus Johannes XXIII GG Houten. The donation is spend on the Diversity Farmland Training Centre in Ampo Kosha in Southern Ethiopia.  Farmers learn how they can re-fertilize depleted land using various bio-organic techniques.


Stone Benches and Wi-Fi network installed at Wolaitta Public Library - 2019.

The Public Library is very popular and crowded with students. The garden is an extension for them where they can read, study, and discuss with peer groups. We raised budget for Stone Benches in the garden and Wifi improvements in and around the Library that meet their demand. This project is accomplished in September 2019.   Read more at the Public Library Project Page.

Nieuwsbrief - November 2018 ( pdf)

Nieuwbrief - Augustus 2018 ( pdf)

Cheque uitreiking Soroptimistclub West-Betuwe, juli 2018

De Jaarlijkse Betuwse Bloesem Fietstocht van de Soroptimistclub West-Betuwe heeft  7000,- opgebracht voor kwetsbare meisjes in Afrika. Stichting ISOB heeft daarvan € 3500,- ontvangen voor de meisjes van de Liqa School, een middelbare school voor talentvolle leerlingen die economisch kwetsbaar zijn. Met deze donatie zijn de nog leegstaande nieuwe slaapzalen ingericht. Hartelijk Dank!

  More information about the Liqa School Dormitories at the Project Page.


A visit to Ethiopia in November 2017

ISOB was invited at the 10th Year Anniversary of the Wolaitta Liqa School on 21st of October. Two of our group of five friends left earlier than planned to be present at the official opening of the New Dormitories  by the first Lady of Ethiopia. One of the goals of our trip was to visit the charity work of ISOB and our partner Wollaita Development Association. For that reason we visited the Liqa School as well as the Offa Primary School and several other interesting projects that Woda is working on in Wolaitta region.

A Solar Panel for Offa Primary School Library

Marjon vd Berg collected money during her birthday party in October 2017. A solar panel has been purchased for the Offa School. When we visited the school in November the Solar panel set was already installed and functional in the Library of the Offa School.  Read the Light for Damot Offa Community project page.

Cementing classrooms at Offa Primary School

Besides the solar panel we helped to start cementing 4new classroom in the Offa School.  See the Cementing Floors at Offa Primary School project page.