Welcome Bereket Tassew to Canada

World Relief, is pleased to welcome Bereket Tassew to Canada! 

Bereket is the Executive Director of the Terepeza Development Association (TDA), World Relief’s partner and the development arm of Ethiopia’s largest Evangelical denomination, the Kale Heywot Church.  The organization embodies everything we look for in a partner. They are visionary, locally connected and Christian.

Wayne and Bereket prepare presentations on our agricultural programs and savings groups for Canadian supporters

In a country where poverty is widespread, the denomination includes 8000 congregations,  80% in rural communities, 49% of members have no formal education and 44% are 14 and under. Most depend directly on agriculture to live.

Bereket is a strong and respected leader in innovative community development, whose vision for transforming Ethiopia is inspiring:

“I envision thousands and thousands of farming families who are free from poverty and destitution, that have sufficient and nutritious food to eat, are able to send their children to better schools, are free from disease and illiteracy, and living in a healthy environment.”  Bereket Tassew

He will be sharing his vision and insights with Canadians in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Mississauga, Barrie, Elmira, Kingston and Ottawa between October 19th an November 6th.