Seble returned to Ethiopia to help lead the Child Development Training and Research Center in Addis Ababa, and now serves as faculty and Department Head for Holistic Child Development at the Evangelical Theological College (ETC) in Addis Ababa.
A PressOn grant from ScholarLeaders enabled Seble and another colleague from ETC to establish the Brain Gain Movement in Ethiopia, which connects Christian professional and academic leaders working to combat the substantial “brain drain” from their nation. Ethiopia is one of three African nations faced with the largest departure of their educated, professional workforce. It is also one of ten nations that are home to over 75% of the world’s 775 million illiterate adults.
Through networking events and symposia, organizers of the Brain Gain Movement hope to bring greater focus and energy to the development of higher education so that Ethiopia can train and retain its next generation of leaders.
Photo Credit: Evangelical Theological College and the Child Development Research and Training Center