Gassan Ali – Community Youth Actor:

Gassan is one of the community young actors who received the AC training in North State “Hamdab area” in May 2016. Hamadab area is very well known to be the capital of youth marginalization ( specially young women ) and unemployment , given that the area is inhabited by a displaced community who has been forced to relocate from their previous home town , due to the construction of the Merawi Damp earlier this century. Read more...

Rabha – Peer Educator

Rabha is one of the “peer educator” in HOLLA 1 who received the AC training. She became an AC facilitator and delivered the AC training in two communities for total of 70 community young actors. This engagement with the community and youth specifically allowed and motivated her to become more youth-centred, and to emphasize on the importance of engaging youth with the community at that grass root level in order to give youth the empowerment they need – since it is through constant and frequent little positive engagement opportunities in that first place that will allow us to accomplish total empowerment in the long run. Read more...

Wala Ali – Youth Leader:

Wala was one of the Active Citizens trained Youth Leaders  in HOLLA 1 who worked at national, regional and international levels. Besides being the focal point for all Montioring and Evaluation ( M&E ) in HOLLA 1 , she got the opportunity to represent HOLLA Sudan Youth Network in Chatham House Event in UK. Read more...

HOLLA – Success Stories 2

HOLLA is a major project for Light Ethiopia (Local Implementing Partner) to build the capacity of the local youths to contribute for the wellbeing of their communities at Dessie. The Major Characteristics of the participants of HOLLA project at Dessie are active participants, influential in their community and better facilitation skills. Read more...

HOLLA – Success Story 1

Over half of Ethiopia’s population consists of young people between the ages of 15-24 years. Despite the government’s efforts to improve the living conditions of this part of the population with a variety of engagement of the youth itself, many of the youth face diverse problems and live with constant life challenges. Especially in urban centers of the country, the number of delinquent juveniles is increasing. In Dessie it is believed that there are many people living on the streets, and more than half of these are young people. Read more...

Ethiopian Youth Earn Income While Restoring Natural Resources

Group multiplies income by expanding services

“The area closure [provides] a source of income, as we do not have land to farm or any other job.”

July 2014—Rather than pursue a risky migration abroad, or simply become resigned to a life of extreme poverty, landless youth in a chronically food insecure district in Ethiopia are staying in their families’ villages, while also earning an income. How? Read more...