As I look into these girls’ eyes I can just see the life and playfulness in them! Please help us to advocate for these girls! Could they possibly be part of your family?
Name: SK & BK
Age: 8 years and 6 years
Gender: Both children are female
Country of Origin: Ethiopia
Waiting Since: April 7, 2012
Summary: SK and BK are from the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Although BK is a little shy at first, she likes to laugh and play with her friends. Her personality really starts to show around adults and children she knows well. BK is in 2nd grade and performs at her grade level. SK enjoys playing with her friends and looking at clothes. She is in 3rd grade and also performs at her grade level. Are you their forever family?
Want to find more out about any of these children? Here is the information below!!
IAN's Waiting Children Info Emailwaitingkids@internationaladoptionnet.org
Information about Tigray
Location: northern part of Ethiopia
Canyon west of Adigrat in northern Tigray
President: Ato Tsegaye Berhe
Area: 80,000 square k.m
Topography: 600-3000 meters above sea level
Climate: Hot and mild
Working language: Tigrigna
Distance from Addis Ababa to Mekele: 783 k.m
(the following was found on http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/595583/Tigray)
Tigray, also spelled Tegray, Tigrai, or Tigre, historical region, northern Ethiopia. Its western part rises in high-plateau country where elevations generally range between 5,000 and 11,000 feet (1,500 and 3,300 metres).
The region is drained by the Tekeze and Gash (Mareb) rivers. To the east lies the Denakil Plain, including the Kobar Sink (some 380 feet [116 metres] below sea level).
Tigray contains the core of the ancient Aksumite kingdom and the historic settlements of Aksum, the kingdom’s capital; Yeha, a ruined town of great antiquity; and Adwa, the site of a battle in 1896 in which the Italian invading force was defeated.
Although vegetation is sparse, most of Tigray’s population is engaged in agriculture (cereals, legumes, coffee, and cotton) and stock raising. Hides and skins are important exports. Salt and potash from desert deposits are also exported.
The region, which has long been home to the Tigray people, also supports the Raya, Azebo, Afar, and Agew peoples.