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Samuel Yalew Adela

Program Manager, Education and Learning, The MasterCard Foundation


Samuel Yalew Adela is Program Manager, Education and Learning at The MasterCard Foundation. Samuel has over 20 years of experience in education, child rights advocacy and public health in Africa working with organizations such as John Snow, Inc. (JSI), Academy for Educational Development (AED), The BBC World Service Trust, African Network for the Prevention of and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) and Ministry of Education. Samuel served in a capacity of chief of party (director), deputy director, technical advisor, program manager and program officer in various large and multiyear projects financially supported by USAID, Gates Foundation and UNICEF among others. Trained as a teacher in Ethiopia, Samuel served in secondary school and in universities in Ethiopia. He received Bachelor of Education from Kotebe College of Teacher Education and Master of Arts in Literature from Addis Ababa University.