The British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries.
We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.
Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.
Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.
We have been in Ethiopia since 1943 and work in these centres. Every year, we reach out to thousands of students, educators, policymakers, academics, researchers, creatives and entrepreneurs in Ethiopia.
Reach for Change
Reach for Change is a non-profit organization that finds and develops local social entrepreneurs who have innovations that solve some of the most pressing issues in society. Reach for Change regards social entrepreneurship – the use of innovation and business-like methods for social good – as the most powerful way of creating sustainable change.
We believe that local solutions from Ethiopians are the best way to effectively combat poverty and other socio-economic problems pressing Ethiopia today. Supporting social entrepreneurs in Ethiopia aligns with our mission to impact the lives of women, youth and children by bringing about systemic changes and sustainable improvements in their socio-economic status at a national level.
We do this by turning passion into reality for driven, brave and ambitious social entrepreneurs and innovators. We run campaigns to find strong entrepreneurs with a passion to make a difference for women, youth and children. We build the capacity of social entrepreneurs in Ethiopia who can drive socio-economic change through highly productive and sustainable businesses with potential for scale-up at a national and eventually international level. We support these entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into sustainable and scalable ventures with the power to alter societies.
Reach for Change Ethiopia is a non-profit and non-governmental organization registered as a foreign charity under the law of the Government of Ethiopia as of April 30th 2015. Reach for change is engaged in promoting and developing social entrepreneurship in Ethiopia. In its current phase that is scheduled for 2015-2017, we aspire to provide business acceleration and incubation support for a total of 100 social entrepreneurs in Addis Ababa and other major regions of the country.