About Ethiopia

Hi, my name is Mark Sidey. Between Sep 2007 and Jun 2009 I was working in a small village in Ethiopia with VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas). For the past few years, I have been using my experience to educate people in the UK about life in a developing country.

Ethiopia resources:
(some will open a new window)



via YouTube


Virtual Gilgel Beles

Walk around my village, see my house, the college, the river etc

My Blog

I sent in regular entries for the entire two years in Ethiopia containing all the events going on and thoughts I was having.

Ethiopia Information and links

Workshops for Schools

I can come to your school and do a variety of workshops. My availability diary is here.

More information about VSO

Make a donation to VSO*

and help people in developing countries.

Guest Book

*You can also donate direct to VSO online or by post, cheque or phone

11 Nov 2011 Minor updates to layout and text
18 Jul 2010 Fixed bug which meant photos and Virtual Gilgel did not work in certain browsers - should do now. Please email if pictures are not displaying in your browser
13 Nov 2009 Test Guest Book Added - try adding a message
02 Nov 2009 Sound and Photo sections started. New Icons for home page
15 Oct 2009 Three more videos added. Also tried to make home page easier to navigate by making the links big and blue.
10 Sep 2009 "Booking Diary" added in Workshops for schools. Links added in information section.
08 Sep 2009 Added menu table to home page.
07 Sep 2009 - This site has only just opened and is very much under development at the moment, so bear with me and after having a look around, re-visit again soon to see what I have added.

All original material on this site is copyright Mark Sidey. It may be used in schools / non-profit organisations for education purposes only but please credit me as the author / artist.
For all other uses, please contact me Mark Sidey