"I am the person I am because of education. I have to give back what I was privileged to have, to give back to the community. That's why I'm still working."
— Amsale Mulugeta, Executive Director, Education for Sustainable Development
In March 2020, Malala Fund expanded its Education Champion Network to Ethiopia. Education Champions Martha Nemera Woyessa, Amsale Mulugeta and Getaalem Kassa work across the Amhara region, where more than 600,000 girls are out of school. They are building on deep networks in area communities to improve conditions in Ethiopia’s schools, advocate for the implementation and accountability of policy that prevents child marriage and work in communities to end gender-based violence. Malala Fund will expand its work to additional regions in Ethiopia in 2021.
Malala Fund believes that achieving progress requires action at multiple levels — sub-national, national and global — to achieve lasting impact for girls’ education.