November 10, 2016 | 7:00-10:00 p.m.
“LAMB” is the first film from Ethiopia to be included in the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival and the country’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.
Director Yared Zeleke will be in attendance for this screening.
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Sponsored by Empower Ethiopia, Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange, and The International Center of the Capital Region, Inc.
Join us for SPIN FOR A CHANGE to benefit Let Us Change at ABC Fitness, in Latham, NY Friday, July 22 5:45 to 6:45. Come join us for some fun, exercise, and prizes!
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During a February 2016 trip to Ethiopia, we had the opportunity to visit Let Us Change and witness the amazing family that has been created there. In looking up definitions of family in the nontraditional sense, I stumbled upon a definition from the Disney Movie Lilo and Stitch: “Ohana means Family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” This is what the family of Let Us Change exemplifies. EVERY LIFE is valuable, and every human being deserves to be treated with love, kindness, and respect.
It was a great honor for us to meet these smart, talented, and thoughtful children along with one of the co-founders of Let Us Change, Aynalem. Aynalem is a truly unforgettable soul; selfless, altruistic, and dedicated, loving each as her own and beaming with pride as she describes all of their accomplishments and talents.
While visiting, we toured all three children’s homes. We also got to see some of their income-generating activities in action, including weaving and tree reforestation projects.
THANK YOU TO SUPPORTERS OF GETACHEW’S COLOR ME RAD RACE…
We raised over $1000!
Your sponsorship of this race equaled 100% support given to Let Us Change Home for Children in Hawassa, Ethiopia. This home provides nutritious food, shelter, education, healthcare, and a loving home environment for 68 children previously living on the streets. Even more significantly, it gives these children and their families hope for a brighter future.
Getachew’s goal for this Color Me Rad Race was $1000.00…and he succeeded!
On April 25, 2015, Empower Ethiopia held its first annual fundraiser at the Elks in Watervliet, N.Y. with food, entertainment and a gift basket raffle. We extend our gratitude to all of those who assisted us in making this event a great success. Thanks to a combination of contributions from our first annual fundraiser, other donations, and ongoing sponsorship, Empower Ethiopia was able to assist Let Us Change in reaching their recent campaign goal of raising 10,000 euro to fund schooling for ALL kids in their facility for an entire year!