Zebib Tekle

Zebib Tekle works as an administrative officer in the division of administration of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, where she contributes to their overall mission/vision of the social and economic development of Africa. She is passionate about bringing change in Africa through investing in young people. Zebib volunteers to deliver personal development training to young people supported by locally established education centres and churches. She believes that it is possible to make the world a better place through changing the mindset of even one young person to appreciate their full potential and achieve their vision. To this end, she established a community school providing free education to over 100 children in a small town in Ethiopia. She is keen to restart this initiative with broader scope to improve access to basic education for orphans and vulnerable children. She believes that the school will be a place where children can receive formal education and explore their enormous potential and contribute to advancement in Africa. She holds a BA in Sociology and Social Anthropology and a Masters in Business Administration from Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia and Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical and Technological Sciences, India, respectively. During her studies at AAU, she was the founder and leader of Youth Leadership Development Club, which worked on a number development issues by involving and empowering students to prepare them to be responsible citizens.