Category Archives: Charity

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…

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…

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…