Wegene’s Virtual Gala of Gratitude by Natania Elias

On Saturday, October 17th, 2020, the Wegene Ethiopian Foundation held their Virtual Gala of Gratitude. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Wegene chose to hold their annual gala virtually. The gala is a wonderful tradition that helps support so many people, so I’m incredibly happy that it was able to occur this year despite the unprecedented […]

Wednesday’s with WYC: Movie Night by Emnet Dagnachew

This past Wednesday my fellow Wegene Youth Club officials and I participated in a virtual movie night, one of the four events in our new virtual event series called  Wednesday’s with Wegene Youth club. In this series, the Wegene Youth Club officials go on zoom to interact with members of our community. Since COVID-19 has […]

Empowering the Community Weekend by Emnet Dagnachew

On August 10th, 2019, Wegene board members and Youth Club officials attended Empower The Community Weekend as exhibitors. This event, organized by Helen Mesfin of The Helen Show, provides empowering panel discussions, resourceful workshops and exhibitors showcasing their products and services. This event serves as a tool for all types of organizations, from nonprofits to […]

Wegene at a Glance: Houston, Texas by LeAlem Fisseha

On July 11th, as a representative of WEF’s diaspora community outreach, I had the pleasure of meeting fellow Ethiopians in Houston, Texas who were eager to listen and experience, firsthand, Wegene’s mission. The event was held at Blue Nile Restaurant conference room at 6:00PM. The turnout was overwhelming, considering this was the event held in […]

Wegene at a Glance: Bay Area, California by Kelemework Yimam

In July, I had the pleasure of traveling to the Bay Area to educate the community about Wegene’s accomplishments and how they can contribute to our organization’s future goals. I was overwhelmed with joy when I observed the community’s desire to promote our mission and give back to the Ethiopian community. On behalf of all […]

My Time at the Knowledge Center by Mekleet Melaku

This past July, I had the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia with my family. This was my second time in Ethiopia and once again, it was a wonderful trip. While I was in Ethiopia I had the pleasure of spending a few days tutoring and having fun with kids that Wegene sponsors. I had visited […]

Wegene at A Glance Kick-off!- Columbus, Ohio by Beza Dagnachew

On April 13th, 2019, we kicked off our new community outreach series in Columbus, Ohio, entitled “Wegene at a Glance” – where we visit communities across the US with large diaspora populations to introduce these communities to Wegene and educate them on how they can participate in aiding our mission. I had the pleasure of […]

Salon Revive Blog Post by Beza Dagnachew

On April 2nd, 2019, Wegene partnered with Salon Revive in an all-day fundraiser, in which the salon donated all of their profit to WEF. Throughout the day Wegene board members came in and out, in shifts, to talk to customers about WEF’s mission, educating them on what initiatives the profits of this fundraiser were actually […]

My Visit with Tigest and Absera

When I went to Ethiopia this summer I had a chance to visit Tigest and her 9-year-old daughter Absera. They live in Kotebe in a small one-room mud house. Their house consists of a room with a small television next to a mattress covered with few blankets. This room is where they do mostly everything […]

Wegene Youth Club’s 2018 Annual Homeless Feeding

On Saturday, February 17th, 2018, the Wegene Youth Club held their annual homeless feeding at a homeless shelter in Washington DC. We arrived at the homeless shelter at 10 am and immediately began making lunches. We made both tuna and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. While some people made the sandwiches, others packed the lunches […]

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