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Muday Charitable Association

Muday Charitable Association ( 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

Nehemiah Autism Center (; 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 ( 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 […]

Saint Mary’s School visits Ethiopia again

    Once again, Saint Mary School from Raleigh, NC was in the house!! What a great group! See highlights of their time in Ethiopia:   Here is an excerpt from their blog…   Monday, March 17, 2014   Well… let’s just say I woke up this morning a little sore. The harsh reality […]

What is Volunteering?

[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 […]

Meet the New Exchange Students!

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 […]