Meaza Light-Orr

Meaza Light-Orr Receives 2023 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award

Head:   By Shelby Stephens Contributing Writer   The story of Meaza Light-Orr, 17, is one like no other. From Ethiopia to Los Angeles and back, Light-Orr has made a tremendous impact in her native village of Kololo, after raising more than $120,000 to build and operate a middle school through her initiative Kids for Kololo. Light-Orr is set to be recognized by The Helen Diller Family Foundation with the 2023 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award and $36,000 for her efforts in both communities. Light-Orr and her brother were adopted from the rural village of Kololo, Ethiopia and raised in