I met Hiwot in 2002, we were studying together, actually to be honest she was studying and I was making photocopies of her notes 3 days before the exams 🙂
Hiwot was among those smart students who received a scholarship from Ethiopia, she had a remarkable academic & professional parcours graduating as a Software Engineer and working for leading Consulting international firms. In parallel to a full time job & being a mother of a boy & girl, Hiwot still managed to proactively offer her support for charity causes and organizing charity events for her community while living in Lyon (France).
But this was not enough for her, so what she did is,
she left her comfort zone to create one for those in need
In 2016 Hiwot & her French husband decided to relocate to Addis Abeba (Ehitopia) to create the N4ED association (Nutrition for Education & Development) that empowers Mothers to tackle children’s malnutrition during the first 1000 days of their lives.
The Empower Your Identity team has volunteered to revamp the N4ED website (which will be done soon), in the meantime we have created a temporary interactive video (above) to underline the challenges as well as the accomplishments that have been achieved by N4ED. You can read more Hiwot HERE and for more information about N4ED please visit www.n4ed.org