Muday Charitable Association (http://www.mudayassociation.org) is a remarkable organization that is teaching and caring for 160 children in the Kotebe area of Addis. It also provides income generating activities for the mothers of the children. Muday is an Ethiopian woman with a huge heart, and she and her family live at the school and pour all […]
Nehemiah Autism Center (http://autismethiopia.wordpress.com/; http://youtu.be/_J4RNFCDJxA) is one of the very few schools in Ethiopia for children with special needs. The Center requests interns with special education skills or experience working with autistic children. They also appreciate assistance with writing proposals and creating an online presence.
RAEY Foundation (http://www.raeyfoundation.org) is a community school for children whose families suffer from extreme poverty and illness. Many of these children have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. They provide essential schooling in a supportive, protective and nurturing environment and attend to the health and nutritional needs of the children and their families. Interns have trained […]
St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College in Addis Ababa is the second largest hospital in Ethiopia. Non professional interns have shadowed medical professionals. Biomedical engineering students have conducted research on medical device development.
The main Red Cross blood bank is located in Addis Ababa (http://redcrosseth.org/). Interns trained in phlebotomy can assist in blood collection.
[Nikki is a sophomore Morehead Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She interned with Destiny Academy June-July 2013. We loved having Nikki as part of our community!] “What does volunteering mean?” “Helping others for free,” the students chant in unison. I asked this question and heard this response from my […]
Thanks to the Hawkins Scholarship from the PAX student exchange organization, three more Ethiopian high school students have arrived in the U.S. for their junior year. The youth had to complete an application and interview process and demonstrate exceptional academic and English skills, an ability to adapt and an outgoing personality. Meet the 2013-2014 scholarship […]
Remember these guys? One year ago this month, they took off to spend their junior year of high school in Ohio, New Mexico and Alaska respectively as part of the PAX student exchange program. Now they are back in Addis—taller, more confident and with lots of great stories. They will start their 12th grade year […]