Christmas known as Genna in Ethiopia is a celebration rich with culture and rituals making it a beloved holyday amongst all Ethiopian Christians and tribes. Being the oldest nation in Africa Ethiopia continues to use the old Julian calendar especially the Orthodox Church thus Genna falling on January 7th each year.
This autumn, a class of twenty new students started their studies at the PROJECT-E Hospitality Institute in Addis Abeba. For two years, they will work towards their goal to receive their degree. A lot has changed for the students in the recent weeks, as they were leaving home and moved to the student accomodation of PROJECT-E. We wish all of our students, who have just started, a very warm welcome and all the strength, success, luck and fun they will be needing in the coming semesters! One of the new first years students, Misrak Hailu, sat down with us to talk about school and life.
According to the UN, Ethiopia has some of the lowest gender equality performance indicators in sub-Saharan Africa (UN Women 2013). Ethiopian women’s rights are being violated in almost every sphere of their lives. This was recently confirmed in a survey conducted in 2016, at the time of which only 1 in 3 of the women […]
On the first weekend in September PROJECT-E’s Team Europe came together for the meanwhile traditional bi-annual Strategy Weekend. This time the city of Heidelberg, Germany gave us a warm welcome and the basis for a couple of days of planning, evaluating, looking back and looking forward and – having fun meeting old and new friends!
After Germany and Austria, Switzerland just became the third country, in which PROJECT-E is registered as an association.
Our series of “3 Questions To…” continues this month with an interview with our new Country Representative Sena, who talks about her first weeks at PROJECT-E and the role of women empowerment.
Our students got to visit the Castel Winery in Ziway in January to learn about growing of grapes and wine making. They were accompanied by our volunteer Iga, who captured the trip in photographs and words.
On the first weekend of the year, the PROJECT-E team came together in Vienna, Austria to kick off the year by evaluating ongoing work, making new plans and meeting old and new team members and friends.
In autumn, the members of the Management Board Moritz Kolbe and Julia Schubert visited the Project-E Hospitality Institute (PEHI) in Addis Ababa again. They here report their impressions and give a general view of how Project-E is organised.
An important task during the summer was the selection of our second year of beneficiaries. How do we select the students, what are critical selection criteria and what was the best way to arouse attention to our call for applications?