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Empowered Ethiopian Mothers Create Ripple Effect of Social Good

Empowered Ethiopian Mothers Create Ripple Effect of Social Good

This Huffington Post article highlights the Ethiopia Speed School initiative, where over 45,000 mothers across the country are keeping their kids in school, saving money and starting businesses.

Below is an extract from the article:

“Despite a vast history – it’s home to the world’s oldest human remains, it’s Africa’s oldest independent country and it’s even the birthplace of coffee–Ethiopia is most often portrayed through the prism of its struggle. It’s a struggle so often caricatured in the media as lacking and needing, and so often represented by figures of pity such as Starvin’ Marvin, that it can be difficult to see the country beyond the images and stories that have been embedded through repetition into our consciousness.”

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Of Stones & Schools

Of Stones & Schools

In this Huffington blog post Cameron Conaway shares his personal journey to Ethiopia where he visited our Speed School program.

Below is an extract from the article:

“Of course there was a drought, droughts are part of the cycle of this region, but the government was also covering everything up. They feared losing power if either people throughout Ethiopia or the international community saw the terrible truth of what was happening. They blocked journalists and aid workers from coming in, and I remember great stretches of land lined with bodies… either people who were trying to sleep their way into death or those who already had.”

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