The Nazareth School Addis Ababa celebrated its 60th Anniversary on 3rd January 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa Ethiopia.
The celebrations brought together alimni from all over the world to give thanks and pledge ways to develop the Institution that has attained 60 years since it was founded as an institution for the training of young girls and women.
During the event, Sophia Bekele in her Keynote remarks announced ‘Sophia Bekele Scholarship Fund’ in the sum of Birr 100,000.00 (One hundred thousand Ethiopian Birr) for the benefit of Nazareth School students.
“This amount would be drawn-down and disbursed to the Nazareth School to the most deserving students of the school on the basis of academic excellence and leadership achievement, “she said.
Sophia also implored the girls and young women to remain strongly committed to pursuing good education as a tool of empowerment. “Particularly, I encourage them to pursue opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) – since these disciplines would lead to many important career choices and opportunities in the future”.
She is among African Women who are supporting youth development and innovation through ICT, girl child empowerment; encourage them to pursue opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The announcement of the Sophia Bekele Scholarship Fund was made on her behalf as the prestigious school celebrated its 60th Anniversary. The Founder of DCA Trust was invited to make a Keynote address at the Diamond Jubilee – 60th Anniversary celebration of the Nazareth School, held at the Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa Ethiopia on January 3rd 2015… Ms. Bekele’s remarks can be found below.
The Press release of her full Keynote is available below