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Open Hearts Big Dreams Builds Connections That Bring A Book About COVID-19 To Ethiopian Families

Sharing interests. Enriching skills. Building friendships. Discovering connections. If someone had told me there was an organization that would provide all of these enriching experiences—as well as help families around the world understand the pandemic—I wouldn’t have believed them.  “What an over-promise!” I would have said. “How can one organization do all that?”  Truth is, …

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Become a Book Ambassador and Bring Stories of Ethiopia to Readers Everywhere

When my first picture books were finally published—stories I had heard as a child in Ethiopia—I woke up to the reality that the artistic journey (already agonizingly hard) had barely begun. I realized it was up to librarians, teachers, and other book ambassadors to put my stories into the hands of young readers. It was …

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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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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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