Author Archives: Hiruy Amanuel

What You Need to Know about Gebeya’s Training Opportunities

What You Need to Know about Gebeya’s Training Opportunities

Gebeya, headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is aiming to become the top software engineering and IT training academy in Africa. The company is preparing to start its second round of training in an effort to build a qualified IT workforce for Africa’s growing technology industry. The institute was co-founded by Hiruy Amanuel, a native Ethiopian… Read More…

Lawsuit Alleges Harassment by Menlo Park Police

Lawsuit Alleges Harassment by Menlo Park Police

A recent lawsuit shows how one community member stood up to the police officers who harassed him during a traffic stop in Menlo Park, a suburban community in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. Lawyers for investor and entrepreneur Hiruy Amanuel filed a lawsuit in federal court in November 2013 against the Menlo Park Police Department.… Read More…

How Is Ethiopia Building a Better Workforce?

How Is Ethiopia Building a Better Workforce?

Ethiopia suffers from a lack of qualified workers in many fields. For example, the African Health Observatory reports that the country has a health workforce of .7 per 1,000 people and a critical shortage of doctors, midwives, and dentists. (The organization recommends 2.3 health workers per 1,000 people.) And while Africa is establishing a technology… Read More…

What You Need to Know about the Annual Tigray Festival

What You Need to Know about the Annual Tigray Festival

People from across the US celebrate Tigray culture at the annual Tigray Festival, which includes parties, dancing, meetings, and other activities. Each year,  the five-day event is hosted by a different city. The most recent festival took place in August in Washington, D.C. The 2015 festival, which was held in Seattle, was thoroughly documented by… Read More…

This is How Thinking Schools Ethiopia is Transforming Education

This is How Thinking Schools Ethiopia is Transforming Education

Despite recent obstacles the country has faced from flooding and droughts, as Ethiopia continues to develop, pioneers in education are building an improved system of schools that are making education more accessible and current. Whether it’s the new technology education movement initiated by Hiruy Amanuel or a series of “Thinking Schools” being developed by the… Read More…

How One Man Hopes to Boost Africa’s Technology Sector

How One Man Hopes to Boost Africa’s Technology Sector

Hiruy Amanuel, cofounder of Gebeya IT Academy in Ethiopia, recently sat down with Tesfaye Getnet of CapitalEthiopia.com to talk about the state of IT in Ethiopia and how he’s leading an effort to bring more specialized IT training to the country. The IT industry is growing slowly in Ethiopia, and technology companies have been slow… Read More…

Groups Aim to Save Planting Season in Drought-Affected Ethiopia

Groups Aim to Save Planting Season in Drought-Affected Ethiopia

As a critical planting season approaches in Ethiopia, government and nonprofit agencies are rushing to implement measures to ensure that recent severe weather conditions don’t continue to impede harvests. Seasonal flooding followed by a long drought, which experts say is the result of climate change, have led to famine in much of the country. International… Read More…

Humanitarian Aid Helps to Mitigate Effects of Drought in Ethiopia

Humanitarian Aid Helps to Mitigate Effects of Drought in Ethiopia

Aid agencies from around the world have united to help Ethiopia’s government bring relief to regions that are recovering from the most severe drought that the country has experienced in 50 years. In addition to fundraising, local and international partners have joined together to provide and distribute food and other resources across Ethiopia in hopes… Read More…

How Will Gebeya Transform the African IT Industry?

How Will Gebeya Transform the African IT Industry?

A four-year effort to train and employ Africans in the software industry continues to expand, as a Silicon Valley investor has helped establish Africa’s first private Pan-African IT academy. Called Gebeya, the program is designed to develop African talent and connect newly trained coders with the global business market. Gebeya is launching in Ethiopia, where… Read More…