Projects

1. At Mehur Eyesus Monastery

  • With permission from Holy Synod he had built a full fledged Theological Boarding School.
  • By hiring Ethiopian traditional religious school teachers and administrative staff, he had helped in producing many disciples with the knowledge of liturgical, mass and hymnological services, as well as the interpretation of the New Testament.
  • Established and built the seven houses of assemblies. These are, “bête nibab” (house of reading where one learns to read fluently and rhythmically); “bête kidasie” (house of training for mass and other liturgical services); “bête qine” (house of poetry where one learns the ways of praising the Lord through poetry and verses from the psalms); “bête aquaquam” (house of training for hierarchical standing and parts of prayers that each clergy man says); “bête digua” (house of training for religious dancing and rhythms); “bête tirguame ze hadisat” (house of learning for the interpretation of the New Testament and religious application); “bête enzira” ( house of training for religious songs and instruments).
  • As the monastery is very historical and dates back to the middle ages, he was the main actor in the building of a museum to preserve artifacts.
  • Since many visitors and church fathers come to the monastery, he considered it very essential and put it in to         practice the building of guest  houses and bed rooms.
  • He has built a church after the name of saint Abune Zena Markos at a local place known as “Kereib”.
  • In order to help those who completed the Ethiopian Orthodox Church traditional religious school course and children in the monastery acquaint them selves with the modern education and civilization, he had built a 1st-8th grade (second cycle) school.
  • A new church building in the place of the old one is being under construction.
  • With donations from Greek NGOs one hundred needy children  have been provided full support and are enrolled in the school system.
  • Under his coordination the congregation has been able to build a G+1 building for administrative office, a residential block and concrete wall around the monastery.
  • Thousands of trees such as eucalyptus, avocados, mangoes, “enset” (false banana that is used as a staple food in southern Ethiopia), etc. have been planted around the monastery.
  • He had caused for the construction and repeated maintenance of a 3.5 km gravel road from the near town “Hawariyat”.
  • In consultation with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development Commission, he solved the acute lack of drinking water through constructing a 3.4 km pipe line. This  has benefited the rural population surrounding the monastery.
  • Previously he had donated a generator that would provide electricity to the monastery. Moreover in consultation with Southern Regional Government and Ethiopian Electric Corporation, the monastery’s power problem was resolved with provision of a 24 hour electricity.
  • He had transferred his personal properties and sacred goods such as crosses made of silver and gold as well as other precious stone to the monastery’s museum.

2. In Hawariyat Town

  • He had built a modern kindergarten, and this is benefiting the town population.
  • In connection to the monastery’s second cycle level school, he had caused to the construction of senior high school. It is expected that the school will begin to enroll 9th grade students this academic year.
  • In order to accommodate visitors of the monastery, a guest house and cafeteria has been under construction.

3.  At Wolkite Town

  • By soliciting donations from NGOs and individuals and in consultation with the local government, he had succeeded in building a four-storey school building on an 8,811 sq. meter of land. In recognition of his efforts, the town’s municipality has allowed the school to be called after his name (Abune Melketsedek Academy).
  • Through his Self Help Program, he has provided three floor grind mills in order to alleviate beggary. It his hoped that, it will be functional after some red-tapes are avoided.

4.  At Addis Ababa

  • After acquiring 10,000 sq. meter of land in Sebeta sub-city, He had built a modern school. This time,  the school is enrolling nursery to 3rd grade students.
  • Upon his far sighted vision, His Grace Abune Melketsedek had sought a land at Western Addis Ababa and had began constructing a four-storey multi-purpose building, that would  help the monastery generate its own income.

5.  In Kembata Tembaro and Hadiya zones

  • Has caused the construction of  a first cycle (grade 1-4) school after the name of the late His Grace Abune Gorgorios I.
  • He has caused the planting of thousands of trees, constructing of fences, meeting halls, guest rooms and income generating houses for the churches in Hossaena Town, where the center of the Diocese is situated.
  • Has established an English language learning school in the compound of the Diocese’s office.
  • Has built a modern school block on a 900 sq. meter.
  • He had donated two floor mills with houses built to them to the “Gologotha Medhanealem Church” for income generating purpose.

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