Working Towards a Brighter Future
YESSERA (Young Ethiopian Self Sufficiency Enhancing Re-education Association) was founded by a group of friends in 2001 with the mission to help provide youth in Ethiopia with the immediate hands-on training to immerse in the workforce in order to improve their economic status. This organization is run by dedicated volunteers that are passionate about working towards a brighter future.
YESSERA at a Glance
After nearly two decades of formal vocational training, YESSERA now is exploring a newer approach with an even greater potential to alleviate poverty and empower youth to achieve self-sufficiency.
As a fast, efficient, outcome focused training, Informal Traditional Apprenticeship Training (ITAT) will enable YESSERA to provide its students immediate, hands on immersion in the work process. Also, its mobilizing of existing know-how to reach a greater number, in numerous sectors, and in as many places means its outreach would link and gainfully engage the unexploited talents of many men and women out there.
In addition, a pilot project is now in place in Addis Ababa. Explorations are underway to expand and refine outreach involving multiple players.
Mission: YESSERA acts now as a hub that empowers the empowerers by
linking doers with needs, resources, projects and expertise, just as for years it committed itself to empowering youth in Ethiopia to transcend limitations and realize their dreams by acquiring skills which serve the communities they live in
What We Do
The Focus of Our Efforts: 20 Years Youth Training Experience
Now a Hub & Umbrella
Job Creation, Skills Transmission, Poverty Alleviation
Young Women First
Diversified Fields & Sectors: Mobilize & Link Talents with Needs
Bridging Small Steps with Big
Podium for All
Individuals, Institutions, Communities
Nations, and the Globe
Carpentry & Construction
Develop a skilled trade in the growing job market
Teaching cooking, housekeeping, personal finance, wellness and consumer skills
Computer Based Education
Developing basic tech proficiency and creating with technology
Expressing yourself through different forms of art
Teaching the importance of water safety and effective plumbing systems
Building firm foundations in reading, writing, and using numbers
Photography & Videography
Capturing special moments
Ways to Help
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Help Us Soar
Do you run a successful business in Ethiopia or abroad? Do you hold expertise in a specific trade, such as carpentry, plumbing, welding, masonry, or electrical work? Are you an educator in business or community and economic development? Join our Volunteer Professionals Roster.
Show Your Support
Perhaps you are an expatriate who has found success overseas, who wishes to contribute to the country’s economic development. Perhaps you’ve traveled to Ethiopia or adopted Ethiopian children and want to give back. We’re a small organization, and even the smallest donation makes an impact. Here’s how:
Sponsor a student’s education
Donate to general fund
Invite us to events
Be a Part of the Change
If you’re in Addis Ababa, please stop by and learn more about our young leaders and their accomplishments. If you’re halfway around the world, you can keep in touch through our blog, email updates, our Instagram and our Facebook page. We want to hear from you! Stay in touch!
“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”
Martin Luther King
Through your generous contributions, YESSERA is able to continue our outreach efforts and teach entrepreneurship to Ethiopia’s youth.