Category: Ethiopia

Death couldn’t stop my purpose as an African leader. Melaku Asmamaw.

They say good people are like candles , they burn themselves up to give others light. This describes Melaku Asmamaw who I met in June in the U.S for the Mandela Washington Fellowship. I don’t know why I always picture him playing  David, Moses or Joshua, the Biblical characters...

I polish the gold in African children. Habteselassie Birhanu Tilahun.

Habteselassie Birhanu Tilahun adores children and so do I. He has invested his time and resources in projects that involve children. His lower education was faced with many challenges. His primary school was overcrowded with over 60 children assigned to one teacher. His mother who was the bread winner passed...

Blindness doesn’t stop me because my purpose is timeless. Hana Bekele.

Having a heart to heart conversation with the beautiful and passionate Hana Bekele warmed my heart and challenged me. This young lady is taking Ethiopia by storm and disrupting the status quo.   I was eight years old when I lost my sight. It was frustrating for me and...