Charles Sutton Named YESSERA Envoy

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CharlesFrom time to time YESSERA has been fortunate to have received the encouragement, support and tangible contributions of significant, professional members of the Diaspora and those at home in Ethiopia.

Mr. Charles Sutton, that legendary musician who delighted generations of Ethiopians, as part of the historically famous Orchestra Ethiopia, YESSERA is pleased to announce, is now its Ambassador.

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YESSERA ADDIS 2014 PROJECT: Women’s Empowerment

After years of going around the four corners of Ethiopia (Hawassa, Bekoji, Debre Birhan, Assosa, Ebinat, Metu, Bonga), Yessera‘s focus is Addis Ababa this year.

Also, unlike the other places where gender balance had been 50/50, Yessera Addis 2014 training is 100% women, with the addition of reaching out to children with material provision for schooling. Continue reading

Heart of Texas Peace Corps Association (HoTPCA)

HoTPCA made a generous contribution of $850 in 2011 which was used to fund a skills training program for at risk youth in Ethiopia. HoTPCA aims to promote world peace and friendship by:

  • Engaging, uniting, and supporting the Peace Corps community in Central Texas.
  • Organizing and supporting activities that cultivate cultural understanding.
  • Supporting sustainable community-building projects both locally and overseas.

Website: http://www.hotpca.org/

Sanitation Project

Surfing through the web, I came across a video of a sanitation project in India which basically attempts to address the fact that having a flushing toilet connected to a central treatment facility is not a workable solution for most of the world.

It might be a good idea for us at YESSERA to teach our students this technology so that they can use it to create a more environmentally friendly community.

Delhi’s Dark Waters from The Common Language Project on Vimeo.