Hi friends! Welcome to the very last post post in my Ethiopia Media mission Mini Series! Pressing publish on this post was such a bittersweet moment for me. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been recapping my media mission from just over a year ago. I was lucky enough to work with two incredible organizations than changed my life forever, and I have shared a little bit about their stories on the blog.
Read Part one and part two here:
Now, the media in this post is arguably the reason this mini series has taken so long to release. I’ve been really scared to put this piece out there. While I was in Ethiopia, I knew that I would be really sad if I left without filming anything, but I also wasn’t super sure what I was going to film. (Fun fact: I actually do a lot of video work at my current full time day job!) Video, specifically video editing isn’t my favorite thing in the world–my heart is definitely happiest as a photographer–so this piece took a little longer than planned to put together. Also, if we’re being honest? I’m a perfectionist and well… when you’re hand filming life on the road, things are going to be far from perfect. Anyways…
I’m really excited to introduce you to a guy that taught our group so much while we were in Ethiopia. He is currently Selamta Family Project’s Assistant Director, and when I say that he does so much for the organization, that would be the biggest understatement of the century. Meet Habtie. He is the kind of guy that prefers to do big things with zero recognition, he cares so deeply about each beneficiary of the organization, he works to educate others about Selamta Family Project’s mission, and leads by example. The kids and young adults involved with Selamta truly look up to him I was lucky enough to sit down with him to chat just before we packed up our van with our suitcases to leave for the week. I am so glad that I did. This guy is doing big things to change the world for so many people. I am so excited for you to get to hear from him today, as he speaks about his experience with the Selamta Family Project. Tune in below:
I can’t thank you all enough for tuning in over the last couple of weeks. Your support truly means the world to me! To learn more about The Archibald Project, visit them online here. To learn more about Selamta Family Project, visit them online here.
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