Bekele Woyecha

Senior Manager and Advocate Of Community Sponsorship in London, United Kingdom

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A bit about me

I was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; a country dubbed to be the cradle of mankind! My love for that beautiful country is eternal.

I live in London, one of the greatest and cosmopolitan cities in the world. I see the world in London. In love with this amazing city! I also have seen beautiful cities in Africa, Europe and North America. Thanking God for these great experiences in life. They have taught me to know how diverse our world is.

What I do and why I care

Professional wise, I enjoy my Community Organising job in UK. This rewarding job brings me in touch with people from across the globe who relentlessly work hard to bring the kingdom of heaven on earth. People ready to change the world from ‘as it is’ to ‘as it should be’.

I am concerned about the current refugee crisis. Many people across the world are persecuted for their religion, race, political belief, sexual orientation and other reasons and forced to leave their homes in search for homes and safety. It is disheartening to see fellow humans denied the right to a decent life. I believe we should help refugees to recover from traumatic experiences they go through. Hence I work with others to welcome refugees. I, therefore, promote Community Sponsorship of Refugees in the UK and globally.

I believe in being pragmatic and taking action on time to get a reaction and seek justice. Of course I should be part of that action. If I don’t act, then who? If I don’t act now, then when?

My biblical reflection

“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead” James 2:14-17

Human Rights are universal

I hate it when some abuse others using their POWER, organised money and organised people. Hence defending human rights is more than important for me. I hate it when leaders cling onto power by force.

My hope,

The changes taking place in Ethiopia under the leadership of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has given me hope. Hence, I am ready to contribute my bits to that beautiful country. It is down to my generation to identify, train and coach the next generation of leaders and empower them with hope and love. The next generation deserves better!

  • Work
    • Citizens UK
  • Education
    • Harvard Kennedy School
    • The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
    • University of Nottingham