The COVID-19 pandemic has brought attention to child sexual abuse as more cases are reported. A national strategy to combat the crisis is being drafted and several organizations are working on tackling the problem.
Mitiku Abebe has more than a decade of experience in development and aid within Ethiopia. Here, he reflects with The Reporter's Samuel Getachew on the ideals of development, on his own career, on helping change the narrative of aid and on how to make it better, as well as on how it can become more effective on the ground rather than a way of life for the intended experience and more.
Siham Ayele is the Program Director at Dereja.com – a business unit of Ethiojobs.net. On the verge of launching Dereja’s Virtual Career Expo and HR Conference, she reflects with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on it, on helping young graduates get opportunities for employment, on finding partnership and using her own experience to share wisdom for others to secure sustainable employment. Excerpt:
Marakie Tesfaye is the CEO, leader, founder of the Jegnit Ethiopia Movement who is a self-described “The Queen of Toilet”. The host of Gwadegna TV on KANA is the founder of Jegnit, a movement working to eliminate obstacles women and girls in Ethiopia face.
Jeff Pearce is a Canadian author and historian. He is the author of the acclaimed book - Prevail - The Inspiring Story of Ethiopia's Victory over Mussolini's Invasion, 1935-1941 and is also known as a passionate defender of Ethiopia's interest in the world.
Gebregziabher Gebre is an alumnus of Harvard University. He grew up within SOS Children’s Village in Mekelle after his parents were killed by the drought of 1984. His grandfather, when he was just five months old, transferred him to SOS Children’s Village, in the words of Gebregziabher himself, because he was “too sick and too poor” to raise him and his younger brother.