Category Archives: Education

Why Gebeya Is the Best Choice for Improving Africa’s Tech Sector

Why Gebeya Is the Best Choice for Improving Africa’s Tech Sector

As entrepreneurs and philanthropists recognize the need for a more skilled technology workforce in Africa, several organizations have formed in response. New training schools in the Horn of Africa seek to provide Africans with vital technology skills that will enable them to secure good jobs. However, the motivations and outcomes of Africa’s technology training schools… Read More…

Celebrating 3 of the Most Amazing Cultural and Historic Sites in Tigray

Celebrating 3 of the Most Amazing Cultural and Historic Sites in Tigray

Ethiopia’s Tigray region, which occupies the country’s northernmost area, is home to some of the most significant historic and cultural sites in Northern Africa. Known especially for its rock-hewn churches that date back to the eighth century, Tigray’s archaeological history also encompasses its former prominence as a trading port and its status as the center… Read More…

This Nonprofit is Dedicated to the Recovery of the Tigray Region

As tensions once again escalate between Ethiopia and its neighbor, Eritrea, it is worth recalling that the conflict between the two countries has resulted in organized efforts to improve the lives of the people in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Founded in the late 1980s as the thirty-year war between Ethiopia and Eritrea finally ended, the Tigray… Read More…

Israeli-Ethiopian Writers Focus on Bridging Cultures

Israeli-Ethiopian Writers Focus on Bridging Cultures

Two Israeli-Ethiopian writers are using literature to create cultural understanding. Germaw Mengistu and Daniel Belete are part of a migration from Ethiopia to Israel that began in the 1970s. During this time, Ethiopian Jews started immigrating through refugee camps in Sudan. Many were escaping persecution, famine, and war. The Israel military conducted two staged airlifts… Read More…

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…

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…

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…

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…