Ethiopia Projects

Grand Ethiopian Book (GEB) mission - Library and Youth Development project for Rural Ethiopia

The GEB mission started to address textbook and reference materials limitations in school libraries in Northern Ethiopia. Such endeavors will support education that builds next-generation scientists and leaders in the country. The first mission in GEB will target about 10 high schools and 5 universities that need the books the most. The Universities are Debark University, Debre Birhan University, Debre Markos University, Enjibara University and Woldyia University, and the high schools are…

AASDO -ESAN Books for Ethiopia Project (Dr. Abebe Kebede) - Ethiopia

The AASDO Mission has been very active in securing books for schools in Asella-Arsi areas. Following this experience we expand our work to include many schools, colleges and universities in collaboration with the Ethiopian Scientific and Academic (ESAN) community.  The ESAN community members are spread throughout the world and will play a vital role in identifying needy schools and aggressive fundraising efforts. About 99% of the schools in Ethiopia have no library, and more than 57% of the…

The Borena Girls Dream of Reading a Book - Ethiopia

For a young pastoralist Borena girl living in southern Ethiopia 650 kms from the capital city Addis Ababa, reading a book is an extravagance task, more like passing a camel through the eye of a needle.  She has to surpass her role as a cattle shepherd for the family's livestock, her mother's assistant in domestic household chores with intention of grooming her to be a potential bride before reaching the age of 18! Not to mention her only hope is the access to school library, the nearest one…

Partnership for Literacy – One Million Books for Oromia (Jote Taddese) - Ethiopia

A Minneapolis based East African community has partnered with Books For Africa (BFA) to organize a literacy campaign and bring 1 million English reference books to multiple communities, schools, and libraries in Oromia region, Ethiopia. This is a globally coordinated collaborative project that will help provide vital learning enrichment for students in subject areas of basic literature, math, chemistry, biology, physics, technology, agriculture, and health education.

EBS TV Helen Show project (Helen Mesfin, Asratie Teferra) - Ethiopia

Helen show is about celebrating and inspiring Ethiopians, Ethiopian -Americans and Africans by facilitating honest conversations and in-depth discussion to Inspire, Inform, Entertain, Educate and Empower viewers to transform and improve  their lives. As a result of a recent interview with the Washington DC Books for Africa Director Asratie Teferra on Helen Show, several requests have come from Ethiopia for book donations to their schools. In order to respond to these requests and allow our…