I am passionate aboutI have shown nonstop determination,commitment and innovation in leading my
own local NGO. I am passionate about working with youth voluteers because it
has always been a rewarding experience that pushes me forward to dream big
with unspeakable energy.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change
the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”
When you work with youth CHANGE is inevitable. I am so much engaged with
helping the forgotten parts of my communities having access to clean water
supply. Clean water is something we all took for granted and yet millions are
dying everyday lacking it. I want to make lack of access to clean water
supply a history not to remember for.I love to see every community enjoying
clean water something basic for life.
I aspire to create the largest platform for African university youth to come
together and network for African development and change. I believe the youth
is the change agent for the change we all aspire to see.
ActionsAs a student I always took for granted access to clean water.It was
impossible for me to envision that so many Ethiopians were deprived of clean
water. But as I traveled around and observed people fighting over unclean
water,I changed my mind into thinking that it is possible and it is
happening.I started an initiative for promoting clean water supply to Mekelle
University.Clean water was a privilege that I always had in my life. I never
thought that this initiative would turn in the establishment of my own NGO
:Help for a Drop
of Water(Now DOW) in April of 2009. I have always believed it is a priviledge
for the youth to give something back to their community and i am proud i
created that platform through DOW. DOW has been a bridge between rural
communities and university youth students. I took the volunteer culture of
my country into next level.I created largest platform where more than 3000
vounteers participate to give something for the community and engage in
different community service works.