Yenigat Abera Abate, a 2016 Graduate of the Gender Health and Theology concentration was recognized as the Best Alumni for her consistent support of the Community Action Project. She played a major role in contacting EGST with the Lideta Juvenile Rehabilitation Center through her practicum and she continued to volunteer to the Community Action work. The Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology in its Gender, Health and Theology symposium held from Nov 28-29, recognized her effort by awarding a certificate of recognition from the hand of the former director Dr. Desta Heliso.
This month, she has been nominated as Alumni of the month. She narrates her story as follows.
When I think of myself joining EGST, God’s timing, plan and His graciousness come to my mind.
After I graduated in Law from Hawassa University, I had a desire to study in a school that embraces a holistic approach. But I have no idea where and how to start. And then, I heard about the admissions of EGST when I was in the southern Ethiopia for a volunteer work. I received two unexpected calls from persons I never received a phone call before. The first call is from my brother’s friend (Josh, he is a graduate of EGST) and the second call from my friend’s friend (Lidia). Then I got registered and admitted to my dream school EGST.
While I studying at EGST, I was a full-time worker at “organization for Social development” in a project that implements CSR (Corporate Social responsibility) in Benshangul Gumuz region. I am indebted to Ruth Solomon, my supervisor who was so cooperative that I can study at EGST. I cannot thank her enough.
The academic quality, the very diligent, approachable and passionate instructors , the triad group(Three students mentoring one another )my friends who are like family are among the various values that made me enjoy every minute of my stay at EGST, even during the hard times.
Currently, I am working for “Facing Africa” and my training from EGST impacts everything that I do for the glory of God. I also volunteer at Lideta Juvenile rehabilitation center. Looking back to my journey in EGST, I am grateful for everything that God has given me, the opportunity of learning and meeting great people. I am also thankful for the volunteer work granted through EGST’s Community Action project which satisfies my childhood desire.
“I highly suggest EGST for its great academic place to anyone who wants to explore more of their potential and become change agents on their respective intended arenas of lives. “- Yenigat Abera Abate, EGST Alumni of the month
Therefore, I highly suggest EGST for its great academic place to anyone who wants to explore more of their potential and become change agents on their respective intended arenas of lives.