• Video: Empowerment and Investment at an Ethiopian Orphanage

    11 days ago - By Rick Steves

    Visiting an orphanage in southern Ethiopia, I enjoyed a tangible look at grassroots development. I saw how caring people in the high-income world empower caring people in the low-income world to invest smartly, within parameters set by the national government, in “human capital” - one of the catchphrases that I've picked up as I learn about development issues. In this case, orphans are rescued from the street and nurtured. And at a simple vocational school, young people with an 8th-grade education then learn job skills. Upon graduation, they are employed at the nearby Hawassa Industrial...
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