He came to the US in 2004 and started learning English. Now he works with students to cultivate compassion and share information about his life and the political realities of war and genocide. He is also working two jobs and is going to finish his high school diploma (through Adult Education) in just 10 more credits.
El-Fadel believes that if you have money for one month that is enough, the real richness of life comes from "raising others up." He has many awards and certificates recognizing the humanitarian work he does with youth. He supports the efforts being done by other groups here in the US: STAND and Darfur Women Action Group. If you wish to book him for a school event he can be reached at Elfadelfcr@gmail.com.
Music: "Ethiopian Instrumental Music" by Habeshaw Abel (and the video portrays his village).