Ethiopian musician Israel Dejene wants to keep young people from deprived backgrounds out of trouble. Now he’s built Ethiopia’s first - and so far only - skatepark in the capital Addis Ababa.
When a girl is in trouble, three ordinary Ethiopian girls transform into hooded, flying superheroes with magic powers. The comic series, Tibeb Girls, has managed to put spotlight on the lives of Ethiopian women and girls and has found a way of taking on societal taboos topics.
Abay Kassahun has dedicated her career to women who have faced abuse in foreign countries in search of greener pastures. Apart from psychological assistance, others need treatment and medical advice. She even visits her clients at home. Her job has earned her a nickname: The mobile nurse.
Israel Dejene built a skate park to give young people from deprived backgrounds a reason to stay out of trouble. He wants to show kids that life is about getting back up after you fall. How better to illustrate the point than on a skateboard?
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