As PROJECT-E turns 11 this year, we want to go back to the roots of it all and find out more about how the idea to found PROJECT-E was born, and how it all started.
MEET THE YOUNG AND INSPIRING COMPUTER INSTRUCTOR JERRY AT THE PEHI
In honour of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, we want to celebrate cultural diversity all over the world and especially in Ethiopia and Addis Ababa, where our PROJECT-E Hospitality Institute (PEHI) is located.
In Ethiopia 65% of women aged 15-49 have experienced Female Genital Mutilation. The Ethiopian government officially criminalised the practice more than a decade ago and, according to UNICEF, the nationwide prevalence of FGM in Ethiopia declined from 74% in 2005 to 65% in 2017. Despite official banns more than half of the women in Ethiopia are still being affected by it.
The Association of Women in Boldness (AWiB) is a feminist movement and organisation aiming on creating a safe space for women of different ages through weekly sessions on topics that are important to women in Addis Ababa.
On the International Mother Earth Day, we would like to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set by the United Nations and give you an insight on how PROJECT-E works towards them.
In 2013, the United Nations declared April 6th the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. It stems from the understanding of the immense potential of sport in improving and promoting health, education as well as social and economic development.
The Hotel industry in Addis Ababa is booming. One of the various reasons for this development is that the city, as it has been the location of the African Union (AU) since 2002, is now known as the political and economic center of Africa.
Today we would like to present to you Bekalu Azene who has been the Academic Coordinator at PROJECT-E (PE) since the end of 2018. We got to know Bekalu as an extremely engaged and genuinely motivated men for women empowerment through education who is always open for deep and interesting discussions on a wide range of academic topics.
Women have been making a lot of progress in the past months, years and century in different parts of the world. 2019 is a very special year for women. Exactly 100 years ago, in 1919, for the first time, women have been allowed to participate in the elections in Germany. Also, in January 2019, the first female president of Ethiopia has been elected. This development is a huge and important step. It shows that women in power are being more and more accepted and even wished. This representation matters for young women, especially in Ethiopia.