The Gelfand Family Charity Trust (GFCT) strives to provide hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) enrichment for middle- and high-school students.


In Ethiopia, this mission is accomplished through the establishment of Science & Engineering centers, as well as supporting labs in the schools in conjunction with school building construction. Mission success can be measured by students choosing STEM as the focus of their hobbies, after-school activities, fields of study and career.


Mark Gelfand, a GFCT principal, remembers how his interest in STEM was sparked by his uncle, an electrical engineer. In turn, Mark's sons have also chosen STEM as their career interest.


The GFCT hopes to spark this same interest in all deserving youth. The hope is that permanent and positive change will result for the students, their family, their town and their country.


Sixteen year old Mark Gelfand (via Nov. '67) in his tiny electronics workshop filled with unrepairable TV and radio parts.

 Oct 2015

The HWU STEM center has organized the 2015 Science Fair competition

The Center offerings


HAWASA UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS, The Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region,Ethiopia

​Tel: +251-462209676/77/78

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OCT 1, 2015  Science Fair competition

The HWU STEM students are awarded laptop computers, tablet computers and educational materials.

July 30, 2015

HWU STEM Centre trains students from grade 7—12 in this summer.

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