Impact At Scale

The Beeck Center engages global leaders to drive social change at scale.

Bemnet Assefa

What is your assigned location and what makes you excited about it?
Mann Deshi, looking forward to the storytelling aspect and learning about the experiences of local women.

What does social impact mean to you in your experiences?
Always being cognizant of your contribution in relation to a problem’s solution and not entering humanitarian initiatives with a savior complex.

How do you hope to grow through GU Impacts?
By gaining new life and work experience outside of my comfort zone.

Why did you decide to apply to GU Impacts?
I wanted to gain experience in an international development organization led by people with personal connection to local issues.

What do you think makes GU Impacts different from other service programs at Georgetown?
Georgetown students play important supporting role according to the most pressing needs of the partner organization.

What’s your favorite quote?
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” -James Baldwin

What are you currently reading?
The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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