In the USA

The University of Illinois at Chicago through its Office of International Affairs is involved in university-to-university partnerships with Addis Ababa University and Bahir Dar University. The Jane Addams College of Social Work, College of Education, and Great Cities Institute are actively engaged in several projects linking social work education, teacher education, training, research, and community development in Ethiopia..

Council of International Programs USA (CIPUSA) is a non-profit international exchange organization that brings well-qualified professionals to the United States for practical training experiences. SWEEP collaboration with CIPUSA includes the development of the MSW program, the Community Work and Life Center, and the Ethiopian Workforce Entrepreneurship and Training Program.

Higher Education for Development (HED) promotes the involvement of U.S. higher education in global development. Higher Education for Development works in close partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). HED suppots innovative partnerships between institutions of higher learning in the USA and developing nations.

International Foundation for Education and Self Help (IFESH) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit, charitable organization which permits teachers, school administrators and professors from the United States to spend an academic year in Africa to help improve the educational systems. IFESH's Teachers for Africa (TFA) program has provided faculty for the School of Social Work at Addis Ababa University.

Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association (ENAHPA) is a non-profit organization established in 1999 by Ethiopian-born professionals now living and working in the United States and Canada. ENAPHA organizes large scale voluntary medical/surgical teams that travel to Ethiopia to perform major surgical procedures. ENAHPA shipped a large container of books to Ethiopia for the School of Social Work.

Books For Africa collects, sorts, ships and distribute books to Africa. Books are donated by publishers, schools, libraries, individuals and organizations. Books For Africa has shipped two containers of books to Ethiopia as part of the Gedam Sefer Community University Partnership.

Trampled Rose is a temporary shelter for poor women awaiting admittance to the Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Rebekah Kiser, who first traveled to Ethiopia as a tourist, has organized this project to provide food, shelter, education, and care for homeless women awaiting medical help.

People to People is a non profit organization that was founded in 1999 to fight against the mounting devastation caused by HIV/AIDS in Sub-Sahara Africa and especially Ethiopia. Its mission is to improve the health care system by mobilizing and coordinating expertise, financial and material resources. Projects include national and international conferences, orphan support, in-school programs; training, and the Horn of Africa Journal of AIDS available online.

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