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Change Leaders

Our Change Leaders are exceptional social entrepreneurs in our intensive incubator and/or rapid scale programs. We like to say: "Once a Change Leader, always a Change Leader" so you can also find our alumni in this section.

Please browse our portfolio of smart, brave and passionate Change Leaders and click Read More to find out more about the incredible work that they are doing in Ethiopia!

Current Change Leaders / Alumni
Eden Mengistu

Eden Mengistu

Edifying Smart Books

Edify Kids improves children's reading fluency and comprehension through audio supported books

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Mulunesh Jebessa Woldesenbet

Mulunesh Jebessa Woldesenbet

Accelerating the production, utilization, and marketing of amaranth plant. Its seeds and leaves are rich in protein and micronutrient such as Vitamin A, Iron, calcium folinate and its oil is rich in fatty acid omega 3 which is very necessary for children growth

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Rahel Hiruy

Rahel Hiruy

Damascene

A producer of a variety of dry herbs and essential oils that promotes healthy living in Ethiopia through sustainable use of natural environmentally friendly resources and inclusive supply chain.

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Yiknubeh H.Michael

Yiknubeh H.Michael

The solution is to provide computer programming training starting from grade 2 according to the level of children by preparing their training programs at schools during the weekends.

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Zemed Dibabe

Zemed Dibabe

The team of the project design weather adaptable modular and portable houses with local materials and local skills

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Emenet Mersha

Emenet Mersha

Elillta Products

The company works with both vulnerable women and their children who produce scarves, jewelry and soap in export standard and thus are able to have a decent life and job opportunities.

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Nathan Damtew

Nathan Damtew

Yenetta Code

To expose mandatory computer programming, project teaches basics computer programming to primary school children from both affluent and underprivileged communities with our tailored hands–on, playful learning program to teach children coding. To get more children engaged in coding and to give parents a little glimpse of what coding is, there is a gamified programming learning app, Be Blocky, that would be both fun and interactive for kids.

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Hamere Mulgeta Abay

Hamere Mulgeta Abay

Children interact with nature at the center, play outdoor games with their parents, exercise and eat a healthy diet, become self-reliant and self-aware citizens.

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Feven Zekarias

Feven Zekarias

Working with micro and small enterprises made of youth, especially women. Train and provide all inputs necessary to start fish farming in cities and rural areas. As fish is the cheapest source of organic protein, and aquaculture farms employ a large number of people

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Genet Beyene

Genet Beyene

Ledeg Crafts

Ledeg Crafts is a social enterprise established to provide crafts activities for children aged between 4 and 12, nurturing creativity.

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Eskender Mulugeta

Eskender Mulugeta

Food Secured Schools Africa (FSSA)

Eskindr introduces and trains kids and youth to start up vegetable gardening in small areas to compliment the nutritional needs

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Betelhem Mengistu Bethelhem Kahassay

Betelhem Mengistu Bethelhem Kahassay

By scientifically analyzing, children’s need from outdoor space, creating educational playground design that is cost effective which will help children learn and play at the same time and help their holistic development.

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Yonas Lemma

Yonas Lemma

Design and produce Amharic Alphabets teaching aid for kids that can use it to learn this language in a systematic and practical way

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Rahel Tsegaye

Rahel Tsegaye

Fidel Tiru

Providing children’s educational materials in a unique and attractive way for children from 2-7 years of age

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Bekri Ahmedin

Bekri Ahmedin

Addis Life Coach

A creative, interactive, coaching and mentoring program to develop children's internal motivation and creativity

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Meried Mengesha &  Heverine Getachew

Meried Mengesha & Heverine Getachew

Selam Hawassa

Our vision is to see economically and technologically advanced farmers and visionary youth through manufacturing appropriate agriculture technology and equipping with employable skills.

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Moges Tafesse

Moges Tafesse

Synergy Habesha

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Getachew G/Hiwot

Getachew G/Hiwot

Getachew and Yibralem Patented Creative Engineering

Creating aiding tools that could ease the day-to-day activities of person with disability, elderly people and pregnant women such as mobile toilet, mobile shower, recliner chair, wheelchairs & patient beds with mobile sanitation system.

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Yodahe Tsehaye Gebremariam

Yodahe Tsehaye Gebremariam

Digital publishing can be a solution to create the culture of reading since it creates access to books with ease and an electronic platform is suitable to create a stable market in a country with an ever increasing mobile market. It can also provide a fair market for used books.

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Dagim Temesgen

Dagim Temesgen

Yhun Studies computer Training PLC

Manipulating videos and internet to make a domestic e-Learning platform. Making quality lecture videos available online in the native language of the user for free

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Mulugeta Gebru

Mulugeta Gebru

JeCCDO

Social entrepreneurship activities in order to generate income and thereby support the vulnerable community .

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Daniel Achamyelew Yemisrach Sisay

Daniel Achamyelew Yemisrach Sisay

Duna Energy

Duna designs and manufactures clean modern cooking stoves that convert heat energy into electricity.

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Emnete Dillnessa Zewdie

Emnete Dillnessa Zewdie

Creating awareness to mothers through training, counseling and group discussion publishing books.

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Muday Mitiku

Muday Mitiku

Muday Charity Association

Muday Charity Association provides care and support for vulnerable single mothers, children and persons with disabilities by making them employed after they have got the trainings.

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Adane Firde

Adane Firde

Awaqi Education

The project provides a well-planned and executed Ethiopian Based after school program based on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.

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Tewordos Tadesse

Tewordos Tadesse

All kinds of folktales stories are going to be translated in to different local language So that all the new generation knows much about themselves as well as the societies around them and beyond. In addition with that all good books for Kids written in international language also adopted to the local language to be animated stories.

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Tajebe Dessalegn

Tajebe Dessalegn

Bithio ICT Systems PLC

A digital learning environment for students and educational institutions. It includes online and offline digital learning environments for students to actively access and produce knowledge anytime and anywhere.

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Dawit Fikre

Dawit Fikre

Providing easy communication between the school and parents using android application. Beside sending students academic information using this application we also provide tips about parenting and some useful guidance how to help their children's as a blog and parents can comment back their ideas.

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Mastewal Alebachew

Mastewal Alebachew

Early child care and learining center

Providing quality, comprehensive & holistic early childhood learning & care with a participation of professionals, communities and parents, targeting the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in inclusive manner.

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Tsion Kiros

Tsion Kiros

Midako Publishing

Current approaches of teaching Amharic focus on memorizing the shapes rather than the sounds of the alphabets. The project develops worksheets and teachers guide at each level and children are taught the sounds of new words. They are also developing mobile application that includes interactive features such as painting, tracing and games.

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Adane Alemu

Adane Alemu

Addis Vision

The organization exists to contribute to the improvement of the lives of the children from low income families so that they are able to benefit from education, health, livelihood, and other basic social services and capacity building opportunities

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Daniel Tadesse

Daniel Tadesse

Eagle Social

Spreading awareness, promoting child well-being and providing counseling support to victims

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Brukty Tigabu

Brukty Tigabu

Whiz Kids Workshop

It creates educational media programs – including 3 internationally awarded television series for children in Ethiopia – all to improve literacy, health education, gender equality and early childhood education.

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Bezawit Worku

Bezawit Worku

Using Merged technology and education to deliver personal and professional skill development trainings in local languages i.e. Amharic, Oromo, Tigrigna. Delivering short term online trainings through the internet.

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Enkunesh Azanew

Enkunesh Azanew

A quality, holistic and affordable early childhood care and learning center which provides nutritious food, medical check-ups, foundational learning, and structured and unstructured play for children from low and middle income families. The project also serves as a bridge to connect less privileged children with sponsors (individuals or organization) so that they are able to attend the center.

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Bizuayehu Jenbere

Bizuayehu Jenbere

CiL design and promotion partnership

Design and production of special education materials that enable blind children to learn mathematics and geometry easily.

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Geremachew Wagaye

Geremachew Wagaye

Ethio-SciTech

Ethio-SciTech solution is an innovative group working to deliver quality education by providing digital platforms with contents of video tutorials with local languages and experimental apparatus, appropriate lab handouts, and other instructional material.

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Abel Hailegiorgis

Abel Hailegiorgis

Abel designs and builds innovative wheelchairs made out of bamboo that are vastly cheaper than any other wheelchair available in Ethiopia.

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Million Gezahegn

Million Gezahegn

MG Greenovations PLC

MG Greenovations PLC produces locally sourced, pre-fertilized seed strips & horizontal/vertical racks of gardening pallets to address food insecurity in high density urban centers. This innovation allows people to sustainably grow a diversity of affordable and healthy produce, using less water, and space than usually required.

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Dr Amha  Haile

Dr Amha Haile

Yeroam Consultancy

Quality and family centered speech therapy service through one speech therapy center and five outreach programs (3 schools and 2 child development centers). Project includes also public education and training, research and advocacy

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Blen Mandefro

Blen Mandefro

Asmat Product Desidn and Business development plc

BiltTota Children’s Play learning Product” a line of various products that are designed to engage children in play while teaching them life and cognitive skills critical to success in life.

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Masresha Beniam

Masresha Beniam

Omnicoders

Masresha runs a training center that provides interactive, practical and real time training in programming and coding. The centre promotes skills in software and mobile app development among youth - especially girls - to bring about quality products to the world and fill the digital gap, while solving real world problems.

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Solomon Desalegn

Solomon Desalegn

SMART LISTRO & YE TAXI REDAT

Facilitating access to both formal and informal education is a key solution. By working together with government, non-government and private partners, these vulnerable children and young adolescents finish training packages on-life skills, financial literacy and businesses coupled with direct support to encourage their saving practices and studies.

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Dejene Adem

Dejene Adem

Dejene supports economically disadvantaged women in urban areas through vertical farming. Women can grow and sell fresh vegetables safely without polluted water, using a strong, easily portable and cost effective bamboo frame.

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Kalkidan  Mangesha

Kalkidan Mangesha

Free Generation Counseling & Social Support Center

Free Generation helps curb substance abuse among young Ethiopians through prevention trainings for parents, teachers and youth, counselling services, educational entertainment programs, in-school clubs and peer support.

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Ayatam Simineh

Ayatam Simineh

Beautiful Minds Ethiopia

Ayatam Simineh has developed a model for providing free soap and hygiene training within schools to prevent absenteeism and the spread of diarrheal infections.

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Melat Habtemariam & Ammanuel Lemma

Melat Habtemariam & Ammanuel Lemma

Tatari

Tatari connects employers to energetic, vetted young people. It provides an income to youth who can accept jobs when it is convenient for them (eg. fitting it around their studies) while addressing a gap in the job market by access to casual workers.

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Fassika Fikre

Fassika Fikre

m-Tena

Fassika and his partner Tizzita are reducing Ethiopia's high maternal and infant mortality rate using mobile technology, providing timely and relevant information to pregnant women using an SMS application that works on any mobile phone.

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Metasebia Mammo

Metasebia Mammo

ACUMEN

Metasebia improves relationships between parents and children through parenting trainings, to help children grow into confident, resilient adults who likely to succeed.

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Nathan Mulugeta

Nathan Mulugeta

Knands ICT Solutions

kNANDs is a web platform that connects businesses to interns and provides young graduates with internship opportunities. The platform helps businesses find the best fitting candidates while providing graduates with invaluable professional experience.

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Tesfanesh Tadesse

Tesfanesh Tadesse

Akinbalo Trading PLC

Tesfanesh supports a particularly vulnerable group - teenage mothers and street mothers who have no access to employment or health services - by providing counselling, vocational training and employment through the baking and selling of injera.

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