Tag Archives: Children

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: http://vimeo.com/90066576   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 […]

Catching up with Cherokee House

Spring and summer have been hoppin’ here at the Cherokee House! So much so that we are woefully behind in posting about it. Here’s a brief summary to get you up to speed: Mung San Originally hailing from Myanmar/Burma, Mung San was a highly talented intern with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). He was […]

Gap Year Student Extraordinaire!

(Chandler and Taye, a social worker at Onesimus)   [Chandler took a year off after graduating from Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has been traveling around Africa, volunteering and generally impressing everyone she meets. We were thrilled to have her at the Cherokee House from January to March 2013, working with Onesimus […]


[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 […]

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 […]

Alyssa & Onesimus

[This blog was written by Alyssa, one of our Spring/Summer 2012 superstar participants in our Cultural Awareness and Leadership program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is spending time with street children at Onesimus Children Development Association. You can also follow her adventures on her personal blog.] Selamnachu! This week, I want to tell you a […]

PARTNERS IN ETHIOPIA – Connected in Hope

The Connected in Hope Foundation (CHF), in partnership with the Former Women Fuel Wood Carriers Association (FWFWCA), supports sixty former fuel wood carriers in the Mount Entoto area of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The women weave scarves or make baskets, but their access to even local markets is limited. Through the internet and print media, CHF […]