Abebaw Abetei

Program Coordinator

Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Abebaw works with the Ethiopia team to manage the Speed School program, an accelerated learning program designed to help out-of-school children get back into school.  As a Program Coordinator, he participates in due diligence and landscape study processes for new grantee-partners.

Abebaw conducts capacity building and training for Speed School implementing partners in Ethiopia and also supervises and monitors the successful implementation of the Speed School Program and provides on-the-spot technical support. In addition to these responsibilities, Abebaw provides guidance on proper grant management for the implementing partners.

Prior to working with Geneva Global, Abebaw worked for the Ethiopian Kalehiwot Church Health Department, and the International Crisis AID (ICA) Mission. In his previous role, he used to manage logistics for USAID, Tearfund, UNICEF, and the Joys Mayer Ministry (JMM).

Abebaw has a BA degree in Business Management and is currently pursuing MBA program in Business Management.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

I really enjoy the operations and grant management. It’s great to visit some of the top performing Speed Schools to learn and see their success in person. As well as visiting some of the schools that aren’t performing as well to see what they need in order to improve. It’s inspiring to be part of this process.

What brings you joy?

Holy Spirit, teamwork, and growing together.

What three words would you use to describe your colleagues?

Innovative, inspired, professional

What book, film or quote has shaped the way you think?

The Holy Bible, Doing Good Great, and the film, One Night with the King.