Solomon Amare joined CVT in November 2020, initially as an intern, and was hired as a counselor in January 2021. He was promoted to the position of counseling supervisor as of February 2022. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Addis Ababa University, and he is a candidate for a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology.
Currently, Solomon’s main duties are providing trauma-informed counseling services to war-affected communities and supportive supervision for mental health experts. In addition to that, he provides and facilitates training focused on trauma-informed teaching, which is vital in the community, and workshops on torture and trauma, and self-care as well as staff care, for governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Prior to joining CVT, Solomon worked at Innovative Humanitarian Solutions (IHS) as a child protection officer serving Eritrean refugees at Endabaguna Reception Center (Tigray) from July 2018 to December 2020. He also worked with International Medical Corps (IMC) as mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) officer serving Somali refugees in DoloA’do Somalia refugee camps (Ethiopia) from November 2017 to July 2018. Prior to that, Solomon worked at Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland (MSF-H) as counselor serving Eritrean refugees in Shimeliba refugee camps (Tigray) from May 2015 to November 2017. He also worked at the Tigray Supreme Court in collaboration with the UNICEF Child Justice project as a social worker in Mekelle City from June 2013 to May 2015. In summary, he has more than five and a half years of work experience in the MHPSS area and more than four years in the child protection area with different locations in the country and diverse ethnicities.