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.


“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”

Martin Luther King



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