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Scholarship Student and Program Sponsors


Makush Art Gallery and Restaurant has generously donated 120,000 Ethiopian Birr throughout 2016 to support the ICS Merit Scholarship Program. The Makush Gallery has been a supporter of the ICS 50th Anniversary Gala and was also a sponsor for the ACS Reunion in September 2015 in Addis Ababa.

“The ICS community have been regular visitors to our gallery since we opened in 2001. Makush wants to support the ICS Scholarship program because these will be the future leaders in Ethiopia and will continue to promote the growth in Ethiopia,” said Nati Yohannes, Art Director.

The Makush Art Gallery and Restaurant is an Italian restaurant with a piano bar located on Bole Road in the Mega Building and has reserved parking. The gallery offers framing services and also features original paintings from over 70 artists and has been promoting Ethiopian painters. 

ICS would like to thank the Makush Art Gallery and Restaurant for their generous donation to support the ICS Scholarship program.



Each year, ICS provides four Ethiopian students from local schools a full scholarship for four years. Our Merit Scholarships not only provide students with academics, extracurricular and social activities but also opens many doors to even more opportunities outside the walls of ICS.

One such opportunity, the Leangap Summer Entrepreneurship Program was awarded to our scholarship student Feven Jembere. Feven was one of the 60 students accepted to attend this program from a pool of around 900 applicants and attended this program last July in Boston Massachusettes. 

Leangap is a powerful program that teaches students how to build real companies.  It is described on their website as “Powering High School Student Startups: Leangap is not your ordinary summer program. Every year, we invite a handful of teenagers from around the world to Boston, where they embark on an intense six week journey to build real, scalable companies.”

During this program, Feven was able to assemble a team and start her own company – Aer, an item based crowdfunding platform that allows nonprofits to directly campaign for and source items from private individuals.

However, this would not have been possible without the support of Ethiopian Airlines. Ethiopian Airlines generously provided Feven with a round trip ticket to the US to attend this program.

We would like to thank Ethiopian Airlines for their generosity, and we look forward to future endeavors as partners. 

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