Haragewen, born and raised in Ethiopia, attended a Christian High School where she had great missionary teachers from Norway, Germany, Sweden, Finland, and the United States of America. She relished the quality education she received and hoped someday that she could be a missionary like them. However, due to a change in the Ethiopian government and political unrest, in 1980 by God’s grace, she managed to come to the United States of America.
In the U.S. Haragewen discovered her calling into teaching and pursued a career in education. Haragewen holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics and a doctorate in Educational Leadership. She has been committed to education for over 30 years. Her experience encompasses teaching at all levels from elementary through to university. For the last eleven years, she has served in administrative positions at the college level. Now retired, she is about to embark on her early childhood dream to be a worldwide missionary utilizing her experience in education. Her assignment is to work with the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY), to strengthen and build the current Mekane Yesus Management Leadership College (MY-MLC) to move towards the formation of the first Mekane Yesus (The house of Jesus) University (MYU) in Ethiopia.
In 1992 Haragewen became a US citizen and now lives in California along with her husband of 34 years, Hailu. The Lord has blessed them with two talented grown children. Haragewen invites you to join her in God’s mission to provide quality Christ centered education to the people of Ethiopia through your financial and prayer support as she follows God’s calling.