Tag Archives: Destiny Academy

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 […]

Christmas with Destiny

Ethiopians celebrate Christmas on January 7th. Their Christmas holiday takes place in January because Ethiopia follows their own calendar. Last week, our local partner, Destiny Academy, kicked off the Christmas season before their vacation. The festivities included their very own Christmas pageant, singing, a banana eating contest, an egg race, pin the tail on the […]


Founded in 2003 in the Gofa neighborhood of Addis Ababa, Destiny Academy is an excellent school that provides high quality education to disadvantaged children. The school was founded by social entrepreneurs Yonatan Tekie and Hareg Geresu, a husband and wife team. Currently, the school educates 540 kids from 1st through 8th grades. Interns prepare and […]