Bekele Woyecha

Region Greater London
Association Greater London Association

Bekele was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has been working as a Community Organiser with Citizens UK since March 2011. Bekele is now a Senior Project Manager at Sponsor Refugees, a foundation set up by Citizens UK to promote Community Sponsorship. Bekele says, “Life has not been a bed of roses for me, that is why I have never surrendered, and I keep fighting.” He was the Human Rights Defender Fellow of the University of Nottingham in 2009, where he studied International Human Rights Law. Bekele also studied Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston, USÁ. He also attended the Global Change Agents Program at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. Before moving to the UK, he held senior managerial positions in government departments in Ethiopia. Outside of work, Bekele serves as a trustee for a charity and also as a chairman of the local school’s parents council. He was one of the Games Makers at the London 2012 Olympics

  • Bekele on BBC talking about Refugees Welcome

    Bekele on BBC talking about Refugees Welcome