‘Today, I am going home by “Limo”’, we would say on days we would be taking a taxi to go home from school, back in high school. “Limo” is short for limousine, and is the term we would use to refer to the blue minibus taxis in Addis.
Shyness and timidity are confused with politeness and well-manner in the Ethiopian culture. ‘Look at her, she is so quiet, polite and won’t dare look into people’s eyes when spoken to!’ people would say to encourage the shy girl who rarely speaks, or speaks only when spoken to.
Those of you whose jobs relate to monitoring and evaluating programs and projects understand that indicators are everything when it comes to assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and projects and their implementation.