Beniyam is a lecturer at Ambo University, in Ambo, Oromia; he has one and a half years of teaching experience.
"To be honest, I became a midwife by chance," he says. "I always wanted to be a doctor, but I was admitted to the midwifery department. I am happy now, though, because I know that I have now helped more than one hundred mothers before, during and after their labour. By protecting mothers we will save families and also save our great Ethiopia. It is a blessing. And now I am educating the next generation of midwives. It is wonderful!"