Author Archives: Hiruy Amanuel

What Communities Can Do to Help Ex-Offenders

What Communities Can Do to Help Ex-Offenders

Reducing prisoner recidivism remains a challenge for lawmakers and community leaders, but some solutions are emerging that help former prisoners successfully integrate into society and avoid returning to prison. About 700,000 ex-inmates reenter to society each year, and communities and agencies across the nation have started programs to help them find jobs and housing and… Read More…

The History and Impact of the Tigrai Development Association

The History and Impact of the Tigrai Development Association

Established in late 1991, the Tigrai Development Association (TDA) has worked to free Ethiopia’s Tigrai region from poverty and set it on the road to prosperity by strengthening its infrastructure, providing aid, and building and supporting schools. TDA was founded in Washington, D.C., by volunteers from the Ethiopian diaspora, and after a few years its… Read More…

You Need to Know About These 3 Entities Improving Education in Tigray

You Need to Know About These 3 Entities Improving Education in Tigray

Education in the Tigray region of Ethiopia is still recovering from the aftermath of the country’s civil war, which was fought from 1974-1991. As the country has struggled to rebuild, it has renovated and reopened schools that had been bombed and otherwise damaged in the war. Other items that needed revamping included school curriculums, which… Read More…

Kallamino Special High School Provides Hope and Education in Ethiopia

Kallamino Special High School Provides Hope and Education in Ethiopia

The value of investing in education in Sub-Saharan Africa cannot be understated. Reports from a recent conference on the topic showed that the number of school-aged children in the region has increased 29 percent since 2000, which means the area is now home to 49 million more children. The government alone cannot accommodate the growth,… Read More…

Mz. Shirliz Transitional Helps People Transform Their Lives

Mz. Shirliz Transitional Helps People Transform Their Lives

Shirley LaMarr has dedicated more than 20 years to helping people in San Mateo County, California, overcome everything from drug addiction to homelessness. Thanks to her unwavering commitment to people who have struggled with “debilitating darkness” and to support from community and business partners, LaMarr’s programs continue to help people transition into fulfilling, productive lives. Here’s more about LaMarr’s… Read More…