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Wednesday 8 February 2017

Once a vagabond, now a businessman

Solomon Hayelom, 23, had almost given up on getting a decent job or starting a small business. He was among the hundreds of secondary school graduates, but unemployed youth in Simret Kebele, Endamehoni Wereda of Tigray Region. With a small stipend from his older brother in Addis, he spent his days wondering the streets of Maychew town.

Wednesday 8 February 2017

ZENEBU’S STORY: Financially independent and ready to take on the world

Zenebu Hadis, 23, is girl from Simret Kebele, Endamehoni Woreda of Tigray region. Despite having a diploma in Construction Work and being certified, she had no job. This meant she had to stay at home and help her family with domestic chores.

Wednesday 8 February 2017

NIGIST’S STORY: Financially independent and ready to take on the world

Nigist Haile, 20, is one of the girls targeted by POTENTIAL from Simret Kebele, Endamehoni Woreda of Tigray region. She has completed grade 10, but remained at home because she had no other opportunities.

Wednesday 8 February 2017

POTENTIAL helps young people to reinvent themselves

Wednesday 8 February 2017

Creating employment while conserving the environment

In 2016, the youth of Tsibet Kebele, Endemehoni Woreda in Tigray region established “Lemlem Afaje Environmental Association.” The association has 13 members, of whom nine are women. Having completed their grade 10 education, all members were unemployed and lived with their families. None of them had a chance to pursue higher education or start their own business.

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