Team Thursday – Yordanos

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What is your background? I am form Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I graduated from Addis Ababa University with a Bachelor degree of social anthropology.    What is your involvement with PROJECT-E?  My involvement in PROJECT-E is in public relations as a Content Creator. What are you passionate about? I am passionate about uplifting others, and I believe […]

10 Inspiring Ethiopian Women

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“Empowered Women Empower Women” is the motto under which the current PROJECT-E fundraising campaign is running. In the past, we have sometimes introduced you to female employees and students of the PROJECT-E Hospitality Institute (PEHI), sharing what being a woman means to them, what inspires them as women and what makes them strong. Now, in […]

Education for Women in Ethiopia

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Education is key in the fight against poverty. Education overcomes borders. Education creates equality. Education enables a self-determined life. Or, in PROJECT-E’s words, “Education Empowers”. There are numerous sayings about education and its power, and yet their implementation is by no means easy. All over the world, women and young girls in particular have to fight for their […]

Team Thursday – Meseret

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What is your background? I am of British-Ethiopian descent, and I was born in Ethiopia What is your involvement with PROJECT-E? I have recently joined PROJECT-E under the Fundraising Team. I am also currently volunteering with Team Ethiopia in Addis Ababa, working on the project extension proposal and other tasks. What are you passionate about? […]

Intersectional Feminism

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As the UN puts it, “International days are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity” (  Hence, the 8th of March is a day to honour womanhood; to celebrate gender–based achievements and, most importantly, to reflect […]

Strategy Weekend 2021

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This has been PROJECT-E’s second online Strategy Weekend – the first one took place in August 2020 and was just as successful and motivating. However, due to long screen times, it was demanding and sometimes tiring. For this session, the organizers and PROJECT-E chairwomen Stella Sak and Josefin Weindorf took the feedback from the previous […]

Team Thursday – Rachel

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What is your background?  I grew up in rural Wales before moving to Norfolk, where I completed my degree and spent the last 12 years. I have a management background in Health and Social Care and Occupational Health, but I currently work part time as a Curator while I complete my Human Resources Management qualification. […]

Team Thursday – Shivakshi

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What is your background?  After studying Biomedical Engineering in the UK, I decided to pursue a Masters in International Management in sunny Barcelona, where I learnt a great deal about myself and working in an International environment. I am now working for Emma Matratzen in Frankfurt, releasing exciting sleep tech products into the market. What […]

Tigray crisis in Ethiopia

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Despite Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali declaring victory on the 28th November, a two-and-a-half month long conflict between Ethiopian government forces and the TPLF (Tigray People’s Liberation Front) is still raging in Tigray, the northernmost region of Ethiopia.   The causes of this civil war (or “law enforcement operation”, as the government calls it) are complex and historically rooted. However, tensions […]

Italian influence in Ethiopia during the colonial period

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As an Italian volunteer with PROJECT-E, I find myself fascinated by the country, the NGO operates in. Ethiopia has a rich culture and history, and it is a place I hope to someday be able to visit. I am also aware of my country’s past, and of its destructive, imperialistic, colonial campaigns in the Horn of Africa. I, thus, found […]