On January 22, 2015, we attended a We Share Solar Assembly Workshop to familiarize ourselves with the components, construction, and function of the solar suitcase hosted by Gigi Goldman in Princeton, NJ. Empower Ethiopia is working on introducing a project based curriculum to local schools that would engage the students in the actual building of the suitcase as well as participation in decision-making and interaction with the recipients of the suitcase in Ethiopia.
A big thank you to Melinda Henrickson who partnered with us to host “A Taste of Ethiopia” in her Beaufort, SC community in August to fundraise for WEEMA Internationals midwife sponsorship program. Enough money was raised at this event to cover an entire semester at the Hamlin midwives college for one of their students, Sinidu. Check out all the awesome work Weema International does in Ethiopia at www.weema.org.