The Hope Experience Ethiopia, Day 3: Talk with Dr. Nancy O’Reilly

Editor’s Note: Post written by Robert Henley, general manager of University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center

Today was our last day in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I sat down to speak with Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, who also was on this trip, about her experience. Below are her responses. Continue reading ‘The Hope Experience Ethiopia, Day 3: Talk with Dr. Nancy O’Reilly’

The Hope Experience Ethiopia, Day 2: Children’s Feeding Initiative

Editor’s Note: Post written by Robert Henley, general manager of University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center

Nov. 20, 2014

Convoy of Hope’s school feeding program began in April 2013 with 400 children and two schools. Today, it feeds 1,200 children in six schools. We toured two of those schools today and had the opportunity to help feed the children and spend time with them. Continue reading ‘The Hope Experience Ethiopia, Day 2: Children’s Feeding Initiative’

The Hope Experience Ethiopia, Day 1: Convoy of Hope empowering women

Editor’s Note: Post written by Robert Henley, general manager of University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center

Nov. 19, 2014

My first encounter with Convoy of Hope was immediately following the devastating tornado that hit Joplin on May 22, 2011. After the compassion I witnessed from Convoy firsthand, I knew this was an organization that was close to my heart and the heart of my CEO, Jacquie Dowdy. I have been able to participate in several events: Restore Fest Joplin, Running with Convoy, and working with my team from University Plaza Hotel to pack food and supplies monthly at Hands of Hope. I also traveled to Haiti for a Hope Experience trip in 2012 and now the Hope Experience Ethiopia. Continue reading ‘The Hope Experience Ethiopia, Day 1: Convoy of Hope empowering women’


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