Demeke Wondmagegn

Ethiopia | Mathematics Department

Demeke Admasu Wondmagegn was born in Ethiopia where he attended public schools until he was in Grade 11. He won full scholarships to attend the United World College of South East Asia (in Singapore) and Colby College in the United States thereafter.

Since his experience at both prestigious institutions, Demeke has attempted to live by the principle: “If you earn, you should give and if you learn, you should teach” and hence has taught Mathematics both at home and abroad since he finished his university studies in 2006.

Having witnessed the despair of the youth in Ethiopia, Demeke played a key role in founding “United Youth for Change Development”. This community outreach project works towards empowering the youth to help themselves and their immediate community