Ellenore Angelidis

OHBD RSG Book Distribution and Library Training in Gondar

OHBD RSG Book Distribution and Library Training in Gondar By Caroline Walker, Executive Director of Together We Learn (an OHBD collaborating organization) Access to reading materials is very important to the lives of the young people we work with. Across the country, many children do not have books at home. Those that do have access …

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Open Hearts Big Dreams – Five Years into the Organizational Journey

In 2016, I started the process of taking Open Hearts Big Dreams from the fundraising event we started in 2011 to a full-fledged not-for-profit. I was inspired by our amazing daughter and the opportunities we saw to contribute after funding and expanding a library in her birth-town of Bahir Dar (pictured here). That year was …

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OHBD Launches Award Program

We are excited to launch our OHBD Big Dreams Heroes and Leaders in Literacy, Innovation, and Inclusion Awards to recognize their invaluable contributions. These volunteers and supporters are heroes and leaders in the truest sense of the words. They exemplify our mission of empowering youth to transform their futures and follow our tenets to accomplish …

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Building on Mike Carr’s Legacy – A Role Model for Inclusion and Equity

I am still in denial that my dear friend has left this existence. I log on to Facebook expecting a funny, insightful, thought-provoking, or uplifting post. His range was impressive – from sports to music, politics to cooking, or tv shows to technology. It seems impossible that there will be no more of these treats …

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Ready Set Go Books, a publisher of books spotlighting Ethiopian stories and languages, set to release 100th book

For immediate release Contact: Ellenore Angelidis ellenore@openheartsbigdreams.org; 425 295 8841 Ready Set Go Books, a publisher of books spotlighting Ethiopian stories and languages, set to release 100th book “Letter From a Plow Nation” explores oxen-plow farming and agricultural technology in modern-day Ethiopia. Seattle, WA October 6, 2020— Ready Set Go Books, a publishing initiative from …

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OHBD Board Member Dr. Teferi Adem Receives Fulbright Scholarship Award

From Ethiopia to Yale University and Back Again – Congratulations to Board Member Teferi Abate Adem on his Fulbright Scholarship Award. Open Heart Big Dreams (OHBD) is pleased to announce that our Board member, Dr. Teferi Abate Adem has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award in the field of anthropology for the 2020-2021 academic …

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