Hello there. Sorry I’ve been MIA lately, I have no valid excuse. But I shall return soon with awesome posts. In the meantime, enjoy this TEDx Addis video of Eden Gelan. The popular forum that brings together activists, thinkers, businessminded individuals, etc. went to Addis Ababa in 2010 and has returned ever since. TEDxAddis is the independently and locally organized version of the big TED conferences. A bit about Eden, community development worker:
Eden graduated from Haramaya University with a BA in Law, but her desire to help the underprivileged and give voice to the voiceless has been expressed outside of her academic descipline.
Shorty after graduation she co-founded an NGO, Beza Community Development Association (BCDA), which empowers people living with HIV by providing income generation activities, counseling, medical support, and education. During this time she also completed an MA in HIV/AIDS Counseling in Relation to Theological Studies at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology. Working as Project Coordinator, she has been able to create and implement new ways of taking care of at-risk communities.
She’s an inspiring young woman, a great example of the change our generation can and should make. Enjoy :)