Ellenore Angelidis

Entrepreneurial Focus: OHBD Founder Ellenore Angelidis is Interviewed by All Things Habesha

💐Hi IG family✋🏽This week’s big-up goes to Ellenore Angelidis, Founder & Board President of Open Hearts Big Dreams (OHBD), a nonprofit organization. Under the direction of Ellenore and her board of advisers, OHBD focuses on #Literacy, #Art and #Education in #Ethiopia. she has an amazing entrepreneurial spirit as well…enjoy her insight below: 🔻 1. Describe …

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An insider’s perspective on what drives OHBD’s mission: Founder Ellenore Angelidis is interviewed by EthioFresh

Imagine not being able to read this article or anything written into words for that matter. People often forget children’s literacy is one of the key issues still problematic in Ethiopia but also the rest of the world. That’s where the Open Hearts Big Dreams Fund comes in. Through their mission of inspiring and enabling …

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Official opening event of the new library of Yekatit 23 School

The day of March 29 was a great day for Yekatit 23 School communities, student’s parents, Ethiopia Reads (ER) and donors from Open Hearts Big Dreams for which it was a day to the official completion and opening of the new library building in the school compound.  The construction process was started on November 15, …

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Students from the Northwest School in Seattle, Washington traveled to Ethiopia

In March, a group of students from the Northwest School in Seattle, Washington traveled to Ethiopia as part of the school’s two week immersive learning series known as “The Summits”.  While in the capital Addis Ababa, the group met up with students from the International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia (ILAE), which serves as a collaborating …

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Together We Rise

Guest post by Kara Wiegand – Board member for Open Hearts Big Dreams Fund, Founder & COO for Threads Worldwide, Huff Post Contributor, and Director for Strategic Partnerships for Emerging Women At the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit, the Dalai Lama predicted that Western women will save the world. At the time, I believed that he …

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Social Responsibility is Everyone’s Responsibility (Especially an Entrepreneur)

Guest post by Rajitha Boer – Founder, President & CEO Yerra Solutions AG Many entrepreneurs approach corporate social responsibility (CSR) with the attitude that “we will tackle that when we grow”. I would like to assert that planting the CSR seed at the beginning of a new venture is exactly the right time to do it. Giving …

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Breaking Boundaries: Starting a School in Ethiopia

Guest post by Ellen Taussig – Founding Executive Director, ILAE and Advisory Board Member Open Hearts Big Dreams Fund The first graduates of International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia/ILAE, class of 2017, will be attending Duke University, Swarthmore College, Middlebury College, NYU Abu Dhabi, India, among others, and have attended summer programs at Yale University and NYU. They have …

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Books: Ready, Set, Go!

When I helped start Ethiopia Reads in the 1990s, there was little support for childhood literacy in Ethiopia. Even though the government had lofty goals for getting more children into school (and was generally meeting those goals), many schools had under-trained teachers and no books.  Ethiopia Reads focused on shipping English-language books and planting libraries …

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