Wagari Iticha

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Wagari Iticha is a Registered Nurse in Tigard, Oregon, where he owns/operates an adult foster care home for vulnerable adults with medical needs.  He grew up in Bojji, attended Bojji High, School, Ethiopian Adventist Academy, and teacher training institution,  Since earning his Nursing degree a decade later, he has used his vocation to organize and participate in four medical mission trips to Oromia providing medical treatments, surgeries, and medications to the people of his homeland.  In addition to medical missions, Wagari has also organized the Oromo Diaspora to support the Bojji School and the education of today’s students with books, technology, and infrastructural repairs.  The Iticha Family sponsors the education of more than 100 students, paying for their education and educational supplies and needs. Wagari and his family are active members of the Oromo Seventh Day Adventist Church. Wagari remains forever grateful for the opportunities he received through the guidance and sacrifices of his ancestors and community, and gladly accepts the responsibility and opportunity to help those in current need, so that they, too, can live a better life and achieve their own opportunities.