About Georgina Fenton
Founding Director & Project Manager
Georgina oversees all aspects of Create Impact and is passionate about ensuring all the funds we raise are making a lasting difference to communities in Ethiopia. Georgina has over 10 years’ experience volunteering within the humanitarian and development sectors and holds a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (University of Sydney). Georgina’s work with Create Impact was in a volunteer capacity for seven years until becoming the first (and only) paid staff member (in Australia) in 2018. In Georgina’s parallel life, she works in cancer research with the University of Sydney. Georgina also has a Bachelor of Science (University of Melbourne) and a Master of Science in Genetic Counselling.
Entries by Georgina Fenton
Since October 2020, there has been a devastating conflict in Tigray, the most northern part of Ethiopia. The fighting between the TPLF (Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front) and Ethiopia’s National Defence Force (and their allies) has led to thousands of deaths, displaced 1.7 million people, and led to charges of atrocities — including ethnic cleansing and […]
Six months on since the fighting in Tigray started, and sadly, there is no clear end in sight. Please help us continue to provide emergency food assistance by making a donation here.
In 2019 we built the Aydafer Health Post in Ethiopia. It is part of an innovative, community-based program attempting to deliver primary care across the country and in doing so, reducing some of the highest rates of maternal & child deaths in the world. For most people living in rural villages in Ethiopia, their first […]
Australian fashion brand, Obus has just released their new Autumn collection OBUS x OLANA, featuring the playful and heart-warming imagery of Ethiopian-born, Melbourne-based artist Olana Janfa. To celebrate, they have launched an online Art Auction to raise money for our education, health and water projects in Ethiopia! Featuring artworks from 6 talented Australian artists, Obus is hoping to raise $10,000 […]
Last year we took our first group tour to Ethiopia and this year we are heading back… We are excited to offer adventurous travellers a spectacularly unique opportunity to journey through Southern Ethiopia to meet the tribes of the Omo Valley! Ethiopia is a country of dramatic landscapes, with the Great Rift Valley creating spectacular […]
Make a tax-deductible donation of $100 or more from now until 30 June 2019 and we will send you a medium sized ‘Jasmine‘ tote bag from Project Ten as our thank you. Designed in collaboration with contemporary Australian artist Jasmine Mansbridge, the bags are reusable, lightweight and thoughtfully created to support our projects in Ethiopia (value $18.95). All donations will […]
School’s A Gift was established because our founders, Georgina & Sophie, believe that every child has the right to education, even those who live in remote villages, deep in the central highlands of Ethiopia. We’ve been working where no one else was willing to go, where children live without the most basic life needs and […]