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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Years Active: 
Project Leaders: 
Gelila Bekele and Natan Kibret

CTP is a student-for-student educational program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that provides process-oriented guidance to inspire Ethiopian students’ post-secondary aspirations. 

The goal of CTP is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program based upon the identified needs of Ethiopian high school students in order to inspire students to work towards their goals of getting acceptance to top university programs in the United States.

The program was founded by Columbia University students in 2014 and thus far has worked with hundreds of high school students from a variety of high schools. The CTP team traveling to Addis Ababa during academic breaks has expanded this program by increasing library resources, organizing comprehensive SAT preparation and college counseling sessions, and creating partnerships with more ever more highschools in Addis Ababa and organizations such as the Columbia Alumni Association of Ethiopia.


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515 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-1371

9:00 a.m.–5:00p.m.

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