From Bread Wraps to Books: Betty Combines Her Loves of Literacy, Ethiopian Culture and Cuisine to Make A Delicious Dish for OHBD

My name is Betelhem (Betty). I moved to the USA eight years ago. I am a mother of 5 kids. Growing up, I saw my mom helping needy people. She would make food and tea and take it to a beggar who lived on the street or she would help kids from families in need. …

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Honoring my Ethiopian heritage by giving Amharic language lessons

My name is Bethelehem.  I am married with 2 wonderfully-made kids whom I’ve successfully raised to fluently speak Amharic.  I moved to the US at around 15 years old; old enough to speak Amharic well, but young enough to ignore it.  The latter happened for most of my life until I was pregnant with my first …

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Why I volunteer for the OHBD | American Embassy CS Boot Camp

My name is Abebe Amare and I am an undergraduate student at Duke University studying Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. I have always appreciated how chains of opportunities brought me here and how the opportunity I have at Duke takes me to the next stage of my life. Opportunities are the fragments of …

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Building an Innovative Culture Among Youth through American Spaces in Ethiopia

Currently, there are 6 American Corners/Spaces in Ethiopia: Bahir Dar, Jimma, Dire Dawa, Mekelle, and two spaces located in Addis Ababa. What is the mission of these spaces? They are venues to host public diplomacy programs, promote cultural exchange, and serve as platforms for engagement between the people of Ethiopia and the United States. These …

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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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