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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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New Gonder Library Built in OHBD Advisory Board Member’s Former Elementary School

My name is Mekonnen Fentahun Kassa. I was born in a very small town located south of Gonder, Ethiopia. My parents brought me to Gonder, a small town that has evolved into a city in the last half-century, when I was probably a little over one year old. My mother, Tewoda Gebeyehu and father, Sergeant …

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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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Junior Board Blog Series: Julia Mayner – Why I Joined OHBD

I got involved with Open Hearts Big Dreams (OHBD) during the 2016 fall semester of my sophomore year in college. I knew very little about the organization, other than that the people involved are continuously working toward something great and that joining served as a phenomenal opportunity to learn and serve. My mother is friends …

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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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