Bruktaweit Addis

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  • | March 30th, 2013
    I helped Agazh author a project proposal outlining its current progress, and its plans for the next three years. We followed the proposal structure required by HelpAge International, with the hope it may soon help fund Agazh. The project proposal...
  • | February 25th, 2013
    Agazh Agazh’s license expired on February 13, 2013 and the renewal process began February 14th. The Ministry of Justice Charities and Societies Agency does not begin processing license renewal applications until the current license expires and it...
  • | January 28th, 2013
    Ethiopian Christmas is on Tahasas (4th month of the Ethiopian Calendar) 29th or on January 7th (Western Calendar). I had thought Tahasas 29th was Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas, but quickly learned that all Ethiopian Christian sects, including...
  • | December 28th, 2012
    Agazh Developments This month, we’ve been finalizing Agazh’s website and its social media. We hope to launch the website in a few weeks. The talented Meagan Ducharme re-designed our letterhead logo to make it more suitable for the web. She also...
  • | November 28th, 2012
    Agazh's Progress Agazh’s current license under the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice Charities and Societies Agency expires in February 2013, so a large part of November was dedicated to preparing a report on the organization’s activities, services,...
  • | October 19th, 2012
     Snapshots of the Setting I arrived in Addis Ababa before sunrise on the morning of September 27, which happens to be a national holiday called Meskel. It’s a celebration of the finding of the true cross and it is tradition to do a bonfire...
  • October 11th, 2011
      I terminated my Peace Corps service before even swearing in. Early termination (ET) is a taboo subject in the Peace Corps, but it is important to me to acknowledge why I did. I was deeply disappointed to find that Peace Corps Senegal was...