Artwork - Besufikad Abate

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures

MAY 2019
Colgate My Bright Smile™ Global Art Contest Winner

Besufikad Abate

Age 8
Besufikad Abate

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Besufikad lives in the city of Addis Ababa with his mother, father, brother, sister, and puppy. For fun, he likes to play the drums and practice football with his school team. His favorite subject in school is math. Besufikad speaks Amharic, a language native to Ethiopia, but is enjoying learning English in school because his English teacher is funny.

If you were to visit Besufikad in Addis Ababa, he would take you to the zoo, the museum, and the field where he plays football. He would also share with you a meal of injera, a type of flatbread, with shiro, a stew made from powdered beans.