Education was my powerful tool in engineering my future
- by Worku Mulat
My name is Worku Mulat and I currently live in Bellevue, Washington. Born in Ethiopia, when going to school, l was viewed as a luxury, education was my powerful tool in engineering my future. While I was pondering how to give back to my community, serendipity made it possible to meet Ellenore Angelidis who has been devoting her time, energy, and resources to bring positive change in the lives of kids in Ethiopia.
I was excited the first day I met her during recent gala she organized to raise funding for OHBH. Throughout that evening I was winnowing her digital identity to learn more about her profile.
Bahir Dar, is a favorite city of Ellenore’s because it is the birthplace of her daughter, Leyla. Ellenore is not alone in glorifying Bahir Dar. Herodotus wrote 2300 years ago:
"Wisemen occupying the Upper Nile, men of long life, whose manners and customs pertain to the Golden Age, those virtuous mortals, whose feasts and banquets are honored by Jupiter himself."