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[Ashley visited Addis six years ago as a gap year student. She recently returned with her husband Christopher as part of a trip around the world to witness stories, made possible by a Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship from Vanderbilt University. Follow their journey and witness the captured stories here.]   I wish you could […]


[Benton is a rising sophomore, Morehead-Cain scholar at UNC- Chapel Hill and a pitcher for the varsity baseball team. This summer he taught at Hanna Orphanage in Addis Ababa.] The Ping Pong Gospels In spare time, we all go about enjoying friends’ company differently. Personally, I have always loved playing ping pong after ball practices, […]

Ethiopian students arrive!

Welcome to the U.S.A, Hosea, Samuel and Joshua!!! As you may recall from our post several months ago, Hosea, Samuel and Joshua are Ethiopian high school students who received Hawkins Scholarships from our partner PAX to spend their junior year in the U.S. Well, the paperwork is processed, the visas granted, vaccinations received, orientations observed, […]

Nikita @ Connected in Hope

Nikita with AyelechGossa (Manager at the Entoto compound) Nikita is interning with our partner Connected in Hope this summer. Connected in Hope is a non-profit, social venture addressing the needs of women and families living in Mt. Entoto, Ethiopia by supporting sustainable income development, improved educational opportunities and increased access to basic health care. This […]

Reflections by Joey

Joey is a rising sophomore Morehead-Cain scholar at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. He’s been spending time this summer at Hanna’s Orphanage. The following reflections are excerpts from Joey’s personal blog. A woman named Hanna who has a genuine love for children, especially children off of the street, created Hanna’s Orphanage. She told […]