2021 brought lots of adjustments for all of us. One of the best changes for Roots Ethiopia was the addition of our new Country Director, Mohammed Jemal. Welcome, Mohammed!
In May of 2018, legendary rock and roll band, Weezer, released a cover of Toto’s famous song, “Africa.” Shortly after, they created and sold “Bless the Rains” t-shirts and donated all of their profits to Roots Ethiopia! We LOVE Weezer and we think the feeling is mutual. And we want to SHARE THAT LOVE in 2019! Weezer and … Continue reading Enjoy Weezer & Improve Schools!
At just 12 years old, Jonah Faiso Larson has already mastered the art of crocheting and opened his own crochet business, Jonah’s Hands. It began when Jonah was just five years old. His aunt gave him a bag of old craft items and Jonah was immediately drawn to the crochet needle. After watching hundreds of … Continue reading Meet Jonah, an 12-Year-Old Crocheting Prodigy and Budding Philanthropist
Not even the rains down in Africa can keep us from our work to support quality education for all! And yes, we are quoting the classic Toto hit song, now covered by Weezer.
Two of our leadership team members from the USA are with our Ethiopian team in Addis Ababa this week. Welcome to the Roots Ethiopia office in Addis! It’s a very productive space with so much good work happening. Lots of meeting about the nuts and bolts of getting the work done efficiently and cost-effectively over … Continue reading New Office in Addis Ababa!
There is an emergency of massive proportions for villages in Southern Ethiopia that are already impoverished and vulnerable. Over 80% of Ethiopians rely on rain-fed agriculture for their daily lives. This past year of drought has caused devastating losses. Now, extensive and damaging floods in Ethiopia have come just after the worst drought in decades. El Niño weather patterns have … Continue reading Families Devastated by El Niño Floods in Ethiopia