What TFC Programming did you participate in?
My work and career are strongly connected to education. In 2013 I founded a training and consulting company called Think Africa. Think Africa provided training and consulting services to the education sector in Ethiopia. My experience as a teacher and the subsequent specializations in thinking skills development helped me reaching numerous schools and teachers in Ethiopia. As a result, I was awarded Hubert H. Humphery Fellowship at Peabody College in 2017-2018. I had three objectives coming to Peabody. Understanding education at the policy level, understanding social entrepreneurship(this is because I had limited understanding about it but my company was a social enterprise), and meeting companies with similar business models. my first objective was fulfilled through courses I took at Peabody but to meet the other two I was looking at organizations. That is when I was recommended to visit TFC and met Mario Avila. Mario continued to be my mentor throughout my internship and gave me valuable ideas on how I could promote my business. At TFC, I found excellent books to read, participated in Hult Prize, took part assisted Project Pyramid while in the university as well as back in Ethiopia with visiting students, took social entrepreneurship course, and provided with several opportunities to meet with other social entrepreneurs in Nashville.
Why would you encourage others to get involved with the TFC?
TFC is an ideal place for aspiring social entrepreneurs. You find like-minded leadership, students, and excellent resources to make your aspiration a reality.
How did the TFC help prepare you for your current position?
TFC helped me clarify my understanding of social entrepreneurship and helped me and my business to be positioned better.