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Linking high school kids with local universities in Ethiopia

College age adult enrollment at universities in Africa and Ethiopia is 8% and 6% respectively, much lower than the global average (32%). Students in Ethiopia are facing grim prospects. Only a fraction of them proceed to preparatory school and complete college degree programs. What is more disturbing is the fact holding degrees is no longer …

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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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An Exciting New Chapter for Open Hearts Big Dreams Fund

An Exciting New Chapter for Open Heart Big Dreams Fund: Supporting LIteracy, Education, Leadership Development to Equalize Opportunities in Ethiopia. When we brought our little girl home from Ethiopia in 2008, we committed to her and ourselves that we would make a positive impact in her birth country. And with her substantial involvement, we are thrilled …

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