Betselot Dejene

IAG 2019

“My favorite seminar was: ‘Black Skin, White Masks: Colonialism, Slavery, and Double Consciousness.’ I loved that seminar because I was interested in learning about double consciousness. The seminar helped me understand the concept in-depth, and it motivated me to research and learn more.”

My friends and I wanted to create a positive impact, so my friends and I formed a volunteer group called ‘DINKNESH’ which means ‘Marvelous’ in Amharic. We planned our first project D.R.O.P.S, and our goal was to give clean drinking water for the beautiful remote rural farming community of Keteneni in Sebeta, Ethiopia. The project became reality in August 2019, and we gave clean drinking water for 20,000 to 30,000 residents.

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