Young Adults

The Young Adult Council is dedicated to continuing the efforts of our leaders by promoting insightful educational and outreach opportunities for students and young professionals utilizing a social network of knowledge and energy to support existing initiatives.

What We Do

The YAC’s primary objective is to encourage our younger members to follow our leaders footsteps by giving back in a sustainable and active manner. Most of our initiatives are targeted at providing rich experiential educational experiences, such as:

  • Summer internships in North America for Ethiopian medical professionals in training
  • Short-term internship programs for North American students wishing to study abroad in Ethiopia
  • Sponsorship of Ethiopian Medical Students through international elective trainings
  • Ethiopian Medical Student clinical trainings


In addition to education, the council leads our Orphan Support Program that serves approximately 600 orphans in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Our annual book drive collects tens of thousands of multi disciplinary books for university and graduate school students at Addis Ababa, Gondar and Jimma Universities.


Another important focus of ENAHPA’s Young Adult Council is building relationships with global partners dedicated to addressing the needs of adolescents and young adults. Currently we partner with the Ethiopian Students Association International, the Ethiopian Medical Students Association and the International Federation of Medical Students to build upon and sustain our mission.

Vision of Young Adult Council

When youthful energy comes together with the wisdom and temperament of those who have created the path before us it leads to great ideas, great new programs and a stronger more vibrant community. In the next five years our leadership team would like to expand our current young adult network by 30% to over 1000 supporting participants.

We hope to create more scholarships that are funded solely by our young adult membership for Ethiopian students and also teach and fund initiatives that help to build a healthier Ethiopia. Our 2015 fundraising target is $25,000.00 in cash and in-kind donations which will be directed primarily at youth and student initiatives.


To get directly involved with YAC please visit our facebook site or contact our Chairman, Engeda Selemon Asfaw (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))