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08 March 2009
Abebech Gobena: A profile in compassion by Tewedros Ayele
Besides institutional care and the support of orphans, Abebech Gobena's organization has started different developmental activities in rural and urban areas. (WVW)
Wollo, Ethiopia: Natural disasters and wars serve as a reminder that greed is killing us. It’s women like Abebech Gobena who will save us.  Read article
More about: Children  MDG 2
16 January 2009
A donor spirit for IVD in Ethiopia 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: The IVD 2008 commemoration taskforce in Ethiopia decided that volunteerism needs to go beyond building capacity and transferring knowledge. Likewise, those who are not able to build capacity and transfer special skills can volunteer by giving out resources.  Read article
05 December 2006
Dedication & action: Ethiopia celebrates IVD 
Mekele, Ethiopia: The International Volunteers Day was celebrated in Ethiopia at the Martyrs’ Memorial Monument in Mekele, Tigray Regional State on December 5, 2006. The celebration to be accompanied by a one-day annual workshop, was attended by 160 volunteers and representatives of the UNDP Ethiopia Country Office, Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO), other UN agencies including UNICEF, UNHCR and WFP, representatives of various line bureaus of Tigray Regional State such as the regional HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Organization (HAPCO) and other non- governmental and faith-based organizations.   Read article
More about: Advocacy
06 September 2006
China to send volunteer teachers to Laos, Ethiopia 
Shanghai, China: Around 150 to 200 young volunteers in China will be sent to countries in Africa, Latin America and the rest of Asia from this month as part of China's foreign assistance project, the China News Service said today.  Read article
From: Shanghai Daily, China
12 December 2005
Volunteers crucial for MDGs: Roundtable in Ethiopia 
Addis Ababa: Speaking at a round-table discussion held here on the theme: "Volunteerism for Development" in connection with the International Volunteer Day (IVD) marked on 5 December, UNDP Programme Advisor Joe Feeney said IVD provides an opportunity to strategically support such actions as MDGs.  Read article
More about: MDGs: General


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Ethiopia joins International Volunteer Day 
Senior Officials of the Ethiopian government are expected to join UNV/UNDP in Ethiopia, including volunteer mobilizing organizations, volunteers, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and NGOs in a rally at the Volunteer Square in the Mekanisa area in an effort to highlight the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  Visit site
Ethiopia: Country joins International Volunteer Day 
n some places, IVD will be marked with the launch of a week- or month-long campaign to promote volunteerism and recognize volunteers.

While underscoring volunteer contributions in development, the event will also discuss the role of volunteers in support of the development process of Ethiopia.

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International Center for Equal Healthcare Access 
The International Center for Equal Healthcare Access (ICEHA) is a non-profit organization of healthcare professionals who volunteer to transfer their expertise on HIV care and infectious diseases to clinics in developing countries.   Visit site

Related blog entries
29 November 2006, 10:34
'Let the evidence speak' for volunteerism in Ethiopia 
Volunteer-involving organizations in Ethiopia will hold an exhibit, "Let evidence speak", to express appreciation to volunteers' contribution to the country's development.  Read entry
From: IVD 2006 Blog
10 April 2006, 11:02
Through Our Eyes 
My name is Jennifer Ward and I am 11 years old, I am also writing a book called "Through Our Eyes". My biggest goal for this book is to build a school in Ethiopia with clean water and healthy meals run by volunteers.   Read entry