Meseret Yirga Dance Centre (MYC)


Don’t panic! We only need a tenner!

And we're now over three quarters of the way there!!!!!

We are building a dance and community centre in Addis Ababa Ethiopia to be run by the fantastic Meseret Yirga and are selling bricks for ten pounds each.

Meseret is a truly amazing woman who we have known for 20 years. Now in her thirties she was originally a street kid in Addis who was taught dance by the UK based NGO - Adugna Dance Company. Once trained, Meseret decided to become a choreographer and pass on her skills, principally to the underprivileged, the disabled, the elderly, the homeless  - people on the fringes of society who have little or nothing to look forward to.

Her work is mind-blowing and has to be seen to be believed.

Because of rising costs she is unable to afford studio rental for her classes any more so we are building her a community and dance centre that she can also live in. The centre will contain additional elements that will generate income, so the project will become instantly sustainable from day one.

The cost of the land, design and construction is £61,710.  So far, the funds have been raised to complete the first phase of our project (#see website). We have already finished the designs and are about to dig and lay the foundations, meaning we now have to raise a further £51,710.  

STOP PRESS!!!  Fantastic News!  All of the funding for Phase 1,  2 and  3 of building has now been raised.  And the construction work is well under way.

This is a grassroots project which is why we are only asking for a grassroots amount: ten quid. Less than two big Starbucks!

You can donate via GoFundMe or PayPal on our website and also read all about the project, see the building plans, the budget and everything else connected with the Meseret Yirga Dance Centre.

Also check out Meseret’s twitter and see what’s going on, like us, link us and all those kind of things.

And of course see us on instagram.

Thank you in advance - this is a really worthwhile project! Your tenner could not be put to better use.


Team Meseret


Donations (0)

  • May R 
    • £10 (Offline)
    • 15 hrs
  • Bette Sebastian  
    • £200 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • £20 
    • 2 d
  • Weeny O'Hallow 
    • £10 (Offline)
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • £10 (Offline)
    • 3 d

Fundraising team: Team Meseret (2) 

Christine St. John 
Raised £28,736 from 308 donations
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Sharon Pearson 
Team member
Raised £3,775 from 48 donations
This team raised £5,239 from 65 other donations.
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