It has astounded me how such a far-fetched goal, to make the world better for others, has become so attainable and practical through my work with Elias and TSEHAI/Marymount. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to participate in the work of an influential organization with a profoundly determined and kind director. I can only hope to see it grow.
Heather Moline Business Developer.
Truth be told, working with TSEHAI Publishers and the Marymount Institute is often more intellectually engaging than my courses at the university. The same can be said of the company found in the Institute, which consists of some of the most intellectually stimulating people I have met on campus. More than witty banter between interns, which can hardly be overvalued, this has established an environment which genuinely makes TSEHAI and the Institute a place to grow.
James Mollison Business Developer
Wondimu himself is an important part of the experience, as the warmth and spirit that he brings to the office are incalculable and irreplaceable. He always serves as an example, day in and day out, of the ability to spend long hours working, often well into the night, and yet remain smiling and warm hearted, the literal heart of the office. As educational as the work itself is, Mr. Wondimu serves as an inspiration, always eager to share from a wealth of personal experiences and to give advice on anything one of the students might have on their mind.
Leonid Leonov Business Developer
The year I spent as an intern at TSEHAI was among the most formative periods of my life. I received invaluable job experience, interviewed truly fascinating industry and world leaders, narrowed down my own career aspirations, networked to build lasting relationships with influential mentors and did it all in the most welcoming and enjoyable work atmosphere I have ever encountered.
Natalia Aivazova, 2007 TSEHAI Intern Interns
As a number of philosophers have pointed out, one of the deepest obstacles to African (including Ethiopian) progress towards democracy and economic prosperity was the peculiar situation of Africans being reduced to an object of knowledge by contemporary social science and, consequently, the absence of Africans, including Ethiopians, as self-examining, self-evaluating, self-defining, and self-propelling subjects […]
Maimire Mennasemay, Professor, Dawson College
When you have the audacity to do the seemingly useless; when you decide to step outside the norms and expectations of your social setting, … when career, salary, job security, and retirement plans are not as important as doing the right thing and saving the integrity of your inner being … it is not a job. It is a vocation. … It is an adventure in which you get to give away everything, expecting nothing in return.
JEFF DIETRICH, from The Good Samaritan