Category Archives: Philanthropy

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…

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…