Alemayehu Hailu Gebre

Program Director

Alemayehu is responsible for implementing, managing, and monitoring the Speed School accelerated learning program in Ethiopia, which aims to get out-of-school children back into the formal school system.

With more than 20 years of experience in project management, development, monitoring, evaluation, and organizational development, Alemayehu brings a wide range of expertise to our program development team.

Previously, he worked with various NGOs in different capacities, including many managerial positions. Alemayehu has a Master’s degree in Economics.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part is hosting clients on donor trips, because it gives me chance not only to share the project successes, but also show clients first-hand what they’re a part of. Plus, as long as I am with our clients, my wife doesn’t mind if I stay out!

What brings you joy?

Joyfulness of other people around me.

What three words would you use to describe your colleagues?

Blessed, zealous, ubuntu

How many countries have you visited?

22 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, America, and Latin America.