Another year...another batch of wonderful friends from abroad! This August we were joined by a group of volunteers from the U.S., Ireland, Zambia, Ethiopia, and the Netherlands. Together, these 10 individuals conducted trainings in cued speech/visual Amharic, staff professional development, parents/family support sessions, and more. Hearing tests were conducted and hearing aids provided to another 18 individuals. Basic speech assessment and support services were introduced for the first time. And educational / instructional videos in Ethiopian Sign Language were produced. We are grateful to our friends for their efforts and for forging bonds with our staff and community here in Bahir Dar.