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March 5, 2014

The Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) is seeking help from the Ethiopian Diaspora and other donors

The Institute of Development and Education for Africa (IDEA), Inc. would like to encourage its subscribers to extend financial contributions to ECDCís Axumite Heritage Foundation (AHF) library project at Aksum, Ethiopia. The construction of the library had begun in 2010 but AHF was unable to complete its project due to financial constraints. IDEA has deep appreciation to ECDC and AHFís initiatives and strongly believes that this great purpose needs the support of all of us.

Upon completion, the three-story library would have state-of-the-art facilities such as reading rooms, book stacks, auditorium, exhibition hall, and a cafeteria. The library will also provide educational programs for the public, including computer training, literacy classes, and public lectures and discussion forums on the history and cultures of Ethiopia.

The Aksumite Heritage Foundation is currently campaigning for a fund drive of $64,000 and Ethiopians and other donors are asked to chip in for this noble endeavor. Individuals or groups, who would like to donate, please contact Ezana Teferra at eteferra@ecdcus.org or call 1-703-685-0510; if you wish to send your contribution via the conventional way, you may use the following address:

ECDC

901 S. Highland St.

Arlington, Va 22204

 

On behalf of IDEA, Inc.

Ghelawdewos Araia, PhD