VLM have worked in Jimma since 2007 as teachers at the Ginjo, Tulema, and St. Peter and Paul Catholic schools. VLM have taught English and math to students in grades 1-6. VLM may travel to Jimma in the future to work at Catholic elementary schools as English teachers. VLM travel to Jimma for five weeks in July. Jimma is located in Southern Ethiopia, a beautiful area know for its rolling hills and delicious coffee.

“What happens during VLM is truly transformative. The community of Jimma welcomed us with open arms and hearts, along with their famous Ethiopian hospitality. From our time learning from and forming relationships with those we came to love in Jimma, I have gained a greater understanding of our world and what it means to be a global citizen, and a member of the human race.”