From Eritrea to the world

Teame Mebrahtu

A biography was launched at London’s Initiatives of Change centre last month. When the event concluded, an Eritrean got up from the audience and pulled himself onto the speaking platform, hindered by his artificial leg. A casualty of Eritrea’s fierce war of independence from Ethiopia, he was determined to pay tribute to the subject of the biography. ‘Dr Teame came to us in the war zone,’ he said. ‘He inspired me to train in education, and it is thanks to him that I persisted until I succeeded.’ His sentiment was echoed by many participants.

Long way from Adi Ghehad

Teame Mebrahtu

An evening with Teame Mebrahtu and Stan Hazell, author of 'Long Way from Adi Ghehad: Journey of an asylum seeker'. Teame Mebrahtu was a prominent teacher trainer in Eritrea until he was forced to leave in the 1970s due to threats to his life. He was granted asylum in Britain. He became a senior academic at the Bristol Graduate School of Education and adviser to international students, many of whom are now leading educators in their own countries.