Discovering Your ‘Passion’

There is no shortage of web content, column inches of newsprint, or bookshop shelf-space dedicated to ‘choosing the perfect career’, ‘finding your element’, ’discovering your passion’.  And trust me, I’ve been drawn in often, in the hope some book somewhere will tell me my true vocation. But if there’s one thing I’ve become convinced of… Continue reading Discovering Your ‘Passion’

Ethiopian Education Foundation – Getting Involved

EEF is heavily dependent on the generosity of student sponsors and supporters. I witnessed the life changing impact that the program offers (see my previous post – https://alanmathers.com/2014/05/13/if-you-only-read-one-of-my-posts/ ). And so now, as the 2015 recruitment process begins to kick off, I am making a brazen appeal for others to get involved. Of course, I’m… Continue reading Ethiopian Education Foundation – Getting Involved

Harar

I spent last weekend visiting Harar, a World Heritage (and Peace and Tolerance) city over in the East of the country. It’s reputedly over 1000 years old, and is the 4th holiest Muslim city (after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem).  It’s also the birthplace of Haile Selassie. It involved a slightly gruelling 10 hour bus journey,… Continue reading Harar