Camp 2018 was AMAZING!
Check out some photos just added to the slideshow below!
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Keep an eye out here for more information about all of the young Ethiopian Entrepreneurs featured at Camp 2018!
Hey ECC community! Please consider giving your support to goTeff, a start-up aimed at impacting the lives of the ten million smallholder Teff farmers in Ethiopia by pre-ordering some Teff grain and Teff flour from them, which you can easily do HERE! The more pre-orders goTeff receives, the closer they are to winning a $1 million USD award to jump-start their company and start transforming lives of Ethiopian farmers.
If you want to know more, read the following note from the principal founder,
Saron Mechale, a young Ethiopian student at Brown University.
Our Story, Your Impact
"goTeff tells the beautiful story of Ethiopia and its people. The cradle of humankind and the birthplace of coffee beans, Ethiopia also boasts the amazing super-grain teff. Since its first cultivation 4000 years ago, teff has become the staple grain of Ethiopians and the world-class endurance runners amongst them. May it fuel your success as it has theirs! With every purchase you make with goTeff, we invest our profits with Ethiopian farmers in the form of solar irrigation pumps that triple their yield. This bag of Teff is proudly prepared by an Ethiopian farmer who has grown this grain for generations.
By investing into farming cooperatives with modular solar irrigation units goTeff will increase their teff production capacity by allowing for multiple harvests in a single year. goTeff will then source excess teff from these farmers and sell them to key buyers in the US, thereby providing farmers with necessary market access.
I started goTeff with the passion to retell the story of my country. On many occasions of living abroad, I was sad to learn that Ethiopia was still perceived as the place of famine and malnourished children when I knew my culture has more to offer the world. So, goTeff is my attempt at re-branding Ethiopia, starting from this amazing super-food that can fuel the world. Here's teff, from my home to yours."
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Currently goTeff is competing in the International Hult Prize Business Competition, being held in London. We are global finalist competing against 40 other teams from around the world for $1,000,000 seed capital to help our social impact startup come to fruition. We have made it into the top 20 teams. In order to gain further advantage, goTeff needs pre-orders. You can go to our website goteff.com, place your pre-order for free and will only be charged once the product is dispatched.
You can also support goTeff by following us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Search for "goTeff".
The East Coast Ethiopian Culture Camp (known simply as ECC)
is a weekend-long family camp designed for Ethiopian/Ethiopian-American families to connect with their heritage, culture, and traditions together with other families doing the same.
Camp is held at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME.
Photos from previous years of camp! ~ New photos added from 2018!
East Coast Ethiopian Culture Camp is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.