Dear Ethiopia ❤ turned 1 today!
Awee, this day last year I started my long journey and created my Dear Ethiopia blog!!! It wasn’t until many months later through patience & prayer I opened it up to the public! Great News, I am excited to go on my internship, the date is set for me to depart May 25th (Although I cannot by my ticket until May 1st). I found out Tuesday if I am one of the recipients to receive the “Blessing The Children International” $1K scholarship.
Also, I was elected as Secretary for the Ethiopia & Eritrean Student Organization (EESO) at OSU for the 2014-2015 school year! Thank you for all those who voted & prayed for me :) greatly appreciated! Elections were definitely competitive and tough because everyone did exceptionally well!
& Congrats to all of E-Board, I look forward to working with you all:
President: Kurubel Belay
Vice President: Mical Yohannes
Treasurer: Metzlal Ocbazghi
Secretary: Camille Whyte-Henry
Social Chair: Bilen Berhane
Public Relations: Solomon Ayelew
Camille (Jael) Whyte
The Ohio State University ‘16
Criminology | Major
Somali | Minor
College of Arts & Sciences
Hello friends, I am running for secretary position on the Ethiopian & Eritrean Student Organization at The Ohio State University. As stated in the mission statement “The purpose of the Ethiopian and Eritrean Student Organization is to provide a space where students of Ethiopian and/or Eritrean descent -and those interested in the cultures of the two countries-can come together in hopes of meeting their academic, cultural, and social needs.”
Voting me for secretary I will assist EESO’s vision in promoting and maintaining cultural awareness of Ethiopia and Eritrea on the campus community. Coming from both Ethiopian & African American decent, I would like to draw a diverse body from the community into our bi-weekly meetings. With emails, an accurate record of members, assisting and planning events, I understand and hope to fulfill the role of your next secretary!
Thank you for your time and remember “Keep it real & vote Camille” :).
These past couple weeks have been awesome! Last week I got to photograph Nathan Araya’s screening of Sincerely Ethiopia at OSU.
It was an awesome turn out put on by the Ethiopia & Eritrean Student Organization (EESO) that is located on OSU’s campus. This screening is has been traveling all over the United States, and it a documentary addressing challenges and showing beauty in Ethiopia.
"For decades Ethiopia has been widely publicized as a country with insurmountable hardships, extreme poverty, diseases, political instability and much more. These challenges we constantly were told would only be solved with immediate intervention from aid organizations or foreign governments. What we missed in these stories is the beauty and strength of the local people and diaspora who have been tackling these issues daily and on the ground.
Sincerely Ethiopia is an exciting new documentary that showcases the lives of ordinary people in Ethiopia who are addressing these challenges. HIV/Aids, homelessness, illiteracy, social issues and disabilities are some of the topics addressed in this film. This documentary will encompass everything from philanthropy, art, business, fashion, and healthcare as different avenues that are changing lives of countless Ethiopians. Our aim in this piece is to tell these stories and showcase the beauty of people overcoming odds to make a change in their country in this generation!“-Sincerely Ethiopia
Here are a few photos I took from the event:
Hey beauties, its Camille(: 26, The Ohio State Alumna.