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After successfully completing 2 years of training of 31 destitute young women, in various fields, from Addis Ababa as its Yessera 2014, and Yessera 2015 project, Yessera is now happily resuming its 4 Corners of Ethiopia. From the east, Kombolcha, Harrar, six women are embarking on the self transformating journey of living, learning, dreaming and excelling together in the new and challenging environment of Addis, with hopes of returning to their community skilled and empowered.

After successfully completing 2 years of training of 31 destitute young women, in various fields, from Addis Ababa as its Yessera 2014, and Yessera 2015 project, Yessera is now happily resuming its 4 Corners of Ethiopia. From the east, Kombolcha, Harrar, six women are embarking on the self transformating journey of living, learning, dreaming and excelling together in the new and challenging environment of Addis, with hopes of returning to their community skilled and empowered.

Once again Yessera has been fortunate, in its quest to draw together, into a synergy of creative know-how, people of long standing dedication, and deep-rooted concern for Ethiopia, its wellbeing and further development.

Woizero Serkalem, Ms. LaDena Schnapper, comes to Yessera with a wealth of tested and productive experience from her 51 years of involvement(among earliest Peace Corps, serving at Dessie, 1963) in a variety of Ethiopia related activities.

From time to time YESSERA has been fortunate to have received the encouragement, support and tangible contributions of significant, professional members of the Diaspora and those at home in Ethiopia.

Mr. Charles Sutton, that legendary musician who delighted generations of Ethiopians, as part of the historically famous Orchestra Ethiopia, YESSERA is pleased to announce, is now its Ambassador.

After years of going around the four corners of Ethiopia (Hawassa, Bekoji, Debre Birhan, Assosa, Ebinat, Metu, Bonga), Yessera‘s focus is Addis Ababa this year.

Also, unlike the other places where gender balance had been 50/50, Yessera Addis 2014 training is 100% women, with the addition of reaching out to children with material provision for schooling.