We created our current website from scratch in early 2017. Since then we have only made minor changes to the overall design and added regular blog posts to the content. We are preparing to make updates to the site in the coming months and are seeking an outside expert to look it over and give recommendations regarding layout, functionality, visual design, and other elements as identified by the volunteer.
As part of the efforts to expand our base of donors and volunteers, this project will help communicate the mission and work of Project Ethiopia most effectively with those who visit our website. Working with a volunteer who understands website functionality and the best way to engage visitors to the site will be an invaluable contribution to our marketing and communication activities.
The mission of Project Ethiopia is to empower rural communities to implement and sustain improvements in health, education and economic opportunities.
Project Ethiopia is a volunteer organization that, with active village engagement, helps rural Ethiopian villagers access primary education, clean water, sanitation facilities, sustainable farming support and healthy housing. We work in a remote, rural area of northwest Ethiopia where other aid money often does not reach.
Project Ethiopia does not operate as a traditional non-governmental organization (NGO), but rather utilizes a model in which we work side-by-side with the community, developing camaraderie and earning the trust of our village partners. Our projects empower villagers to work cooperatively to improve the community as a whole; addressing big challenges through the energy and commitment of many hands and hearts.
Following the guidance and wisdom of our team in Ethiopia and their deep knowledge of the local community, Project Ethiopia has developed and refined a model for working at the grassroots level in small, yet powerful ways. Our projects utilize improvements that are both culturally appropriate and can be maintained by the communities with whom we partner.