Belachew Paulos - Country Manager

Belachew Paulos joined Vision Aid Overseas in April 2016. He was born in a small town in Ethiopia called Yirgacheffe, 395 km away from the capital city, Addis Ababa.

In 2012, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Optometry from Hawassa University. Since graduating, he has been working as an Optometrist at Zewditu memorial hospital in Addis Ababa. In his spare time, Belachew is the President of the Ethiopian Optometry Association.

To contact Belachew, email [email protected] 





Team members



Aster Berhanu - Programme Manager

Aster Joined Vision Aid Overseas in May 2021. Since she graduated from Jimma University in 2007 with Bachelor of Science in Nursing, she has been working in different governmental and non-governmental organizations for almost 14 years. Starting as health care worker in a remote health centre, she has been working with World Vision Ethiopia as health Facilitator, health specialist and Emergency response coordinator and with The Fred Hollows Foundation as project officer, project coordinator and finally as technical advisor.

To contact Aster, email [email protected]



Meron Mideksa Wakjira - Junior Finance Officer

Meron joined Vision Aid Overseas in August 2019 and works working as a Junior Finance & Admin Officer. She was born in a small town of Ethiopia called Southwest Showa, 90km away from the capital city, Addis Ababa.

In 2019, Meron graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree in Marketing Management from Rift Valley University College.