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Internships for PROJECT-E students

For PROJECT-E’s first year students it has been an exciting end to their academic year as they embarked on their internships at some of Addis Ababa’s most prestigious hotels in April and May 2018. This was always going to be met with a little bit of nervousness trepidation by the students as it was their first step into the public hospitality arena – it can be difficult at first to transfer the skills learnt in the classroom into a real scenario where there is extra pressure to perform well in front of potential employers. It was especially challenging for the students as they were no longer comforted by the collective presence of their peers – although they remained roommates, most of the young women had their internships at different hotels in Addis.

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Team Thursday Part 19 – Meet Emebet

Emebet Tenaw joined our Team in Addis Ababa in March 2018 as a trainer assistant. What makes this special is that Emebet actually is a PROJECT-E graduate! As not much time has passed since she went to school herself, Emebet surely got all the empathy needed for her job. We are glad to have her on board (again)! Please, check out her answers to our Team Thursday questions below.

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An Emotional Goodbye – The Graduation Ceremony of the 2nd-Year Students

On Saturday 28th April, PROJECT-E celebrated an important day. The second batch of Hospitality students at PROJECT-E finished their level 1 & 2 programme and graduated that day. Within the two years that have passed by, it was great to see these young ladies grow and develop into more confident and independent women. As their careers finally begin, they will finally be able to see all their knowledge and hard work be put to use.

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Team Thursday Part 17 – Meet Alemitu

This Thursday, you have the opportunity to meet Alemitu Negash who is responsible for the delicious daily lunch and more! 1. What’s your background? I’ve worked at countless jobs, but my last occupation before I came to PROJECT-E was at Selam Vocational Center. 2. What’s your involvement with PROJECT –E? I am a house mother […]

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Amharic – a language with a long history

When coming to Ethiopia, many people expect English to be an official language and are surprised to learn that, in contrast to other countries in East Africa, English is not among the official languages. Ethiopia is probably one of the oldest independent states in history. The country successfully fought and prevented a colonialization and could therefore preserve its own languages. Ethiopia’s official language is Amharic (Amharigna) and its origin goes back to 2000 years ago. Amharic belongs to the Semitic language family, which also comprises Arabic and Hebrew. Besides Amharic, there are around 80 other languages and 200 dialects spoken in Ethiopia, as for example the languages Tigrigna, Wolaytigna, Somali and Oromigna. However, Amharic represents the official language and is spoken by a quarter of Ethiopians population, with around 22 million speakers.