Learning Tour to Ethiopia

Join us in Ethiopia this summer!

Canadian Foodgrains Bank is inviting educators and youth leaders to join us in Ethiopia to learn more about hunger, food security and the culture and history of Ethiopia.

Berniz Egen says that “life was very difficult” before a cash-for-work project near the city of Lalibela in northern Ethiopia.

The trip is for educators who want to learn about global hunger, are interested in longer-term action and advocacy efforts, and are ready to engage their students in the issue of global hunger upon their return to Canada.

The tour will take place approximately August 1-15, 2019. (Exact dates will depend on flight availability).

The delegation will learn about food security issues in Ethiopia, visit relief and development projects supported by the Foodgrains Bank, and explore ways to engage Canadian youth in issues related to world hunger.

The group will be made up of about eight participants and two Foodgrains Bank staff.

Upon return to Canada, participants are expected to engage in community awareness activities and advocacy initiatives. (We are available to support and encourage you!)

Here’s what past educator tour participants have had to say:

“This learning experience taught me so much more than food security. It highlighted the perseverance of amazing people who are incredibly hard workers and who strive to do their best in their communities.”                    – Janet of Orangeville, ON (Educators tour to Nepal, 2018)

“I continue to value every moment of my involvement in the Ethiopia learning tour. The experience has made me a better teacher allowing me to further my students’ knowledge of global food issues. This knowledge increases my students awareness and empowers them to make positive change.”  -Andrea of Winnipeg, MB  (Educators tour to Ethiopia, 2015)

“As a teacher, I now have the first-hand narrative and context to relay to my students the importance of food security issues around the world. I now have the tools to be able to teach this in an informed and effective way through my first-hand experiences and the teaching tools gained from interactions with group members and partners of the Foodgrains.” – Joel of Winnipeg, MB (Educators tour to Nepal, 2018)

The tour cost is approximately $3000.

The fee includes international flights, local transportation and accommodations, meals, travel visa and other program related expenses. It does not include pre-travel health consultation, vaccinations, meals while in transit from home city to Ethiopia, and spending money.

The application form is available here.

Application will be accepted until May 15, 2019. Please apply as early as possible.


For more information, please contact Roberta Gramlich

Read about Canadian Foodgrains Bank-supported projects in Ethiopia.

See photos from the 2015 Educators tour to Ethiopia:

Educators Tour to Ethiopia 2015