Congratulations to Kalkidan and Bezawit!
Posted by Natacha Soto on Thursday 10th November 2016
Kalkidan Getu and Bezawit Gebeyehu, long-time residents of the safe house of our partner AWSAD, recently graduated from university.
Kalkidan, 23, who was only 14 when she joined AWSAD shelter, graduated from Gondar University in Ethiopia with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing. Beza, 23, first came to AWSAD five years ago, and attended primary and secondary education while living in the AWSAD Addis Ababa safe house. She graduated as a Teacher from Kotebe College of Teacher Education. Kalkidan is now doing an apprenticeship in her area while Beza has secured a job as a teacher.
Throughout their studies, both women continued to receive support from us and our partner AWSAD in the form of supplies, a small stipend and accommodation for two months during the end of each academic year, during this time they volunteered at AWSAD helping both in the office and assisting hospitalised residents and new mothers at the safe house.
Kalkidan and Beza are a part of AWSAD’s family and a reflection of the amazing work our partners do. Some of AWSAD staff members travelled to their graduations and held a celebration party for them at AWSAD Addis Ababa afterwards.
Beza and Kalkidan at the party at AWSAD Kalkidan and some of AWSAD staff members
On behalf of everyone at Ethiopiaid we extend a heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to Kalkidan and Beza!
Learn more about AWSAD's work here: http://www.ethiopiaid.ie/our-work/womens-welfare.