Selam donated to covid victims 2020

ETHIO – POLISH ASSOCIATION – SELAM

UTILIZATION OF FUND RECEIVED FOR THE COVID 19 SUPPORT

ETHIOPI-2020

In the name of the Missionary sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit, I extend a heartfelt gratitude to the Ethio-Polish Association- SELAM for the financial support received. The funds received were divided to three communities where the sisters are working, mainly Alemtena, Waragu and Chole. Each community selected beneficiaries who were in need of help, and food and hygiene materials were distributed to them.

Here below each community gives a short account of their intervention, followed by the financial report.

Waragu community

The people who are most affected here in Waragu are the daily workers, farmers, petty traders and the elderly whose life mostly depends on the mercy of others. They earn their living on daily basis. In Waragu village the people depend mostly on traditional agriculture for their livelihood. The area is very fertile but drastic changes of weather and persisting drought do not allow them to harvest a good return. Therefore people in this area remain poor.

With the financial support received from the ETHIO – POLISH ASSOCIATION – SELAM, we were able to give food support to 80 families, with 1- to 9 children per household. Each of these families received – Teff, Corn, beans powder/Shiro, oil and soap for personal hygiene.

The beneficiaries were chosen with the help of the local administration. The beneficiaries were from the five nearby villages. Namely: Waragu, Derole, Haro, Kela and Ibdo .

In order to support the petty traders, the food stuff was purchased from the local market. The beneficiaries and people were extremely grateful to the benefactor, the Ethio-Polish association SELAM, for the great help rendered to the people during this pandemic. May God bless your generosity.

Alemtena Community

COVID-19 has made the humanity all over feel helpless. In this time of struggle and cry of the poor, God sends His messengers through various ways to uplift the poor and the hungry by their generosity and compassion towards the people. As people in Ethiopia were getting ready to celebrate their New Year on September 11, 2020 (Meskerem 01, 2013), we have received the good news that Ethio – Polish association SELAM was extending a generous donation to help the poor in our area.

With the amount given to our community, we budgeted to provide food stuff for 100 families and to make four pedal wash stands for the hand washing for everyone who enters the compound. In the town of Alemtena there were University students who had volunteered for social service during this time of COVID-19 lock down. Twelve students visited the poor families and brought the list of the deserving families to us. We had also included the families of orphans and vulnerable children studying in our school in Alemtena.

They were called in three different groups and following items were distributed: Teff, rice, Shiro, Chili powder, salt, oil and soap for their hygienic needs.

As the Alemtena Catholic Church Clinic continued to reach out to the patients during the pandemic, three medical staff members tested positive with COVID. All staff of the clinic, including the sisters community and some teachers who were in contact with the people infected were ordered to go into quarantine. Since they had no possibility to isolate themselves at home, the quarantine was arranged in the mission compound itself. Medication of the staff members and providing food for all those in quarantine were also part of the donation expense.

The beneficiaries were explained about the donor, the SELAM Association. And they were given education on COVID-19, how to protect themselves and others, and how they were to increase their immunity. The people thanked the SELAM Association for their generosity and compassion.

We, the Alemtena community of sisters, express our sincere thanks to ETHIO- POLISH Association SELAM for giving us the opportunity to reach out to our people with the support they needed during this difficult time.

May God bless you and protect you.

Chole Community

COVID 19 has affected economically very much our people here in Chole, a small town around 225 km from Addis Ababa. Everyone around is affected in one or the other way by this pandemic. But the people who are most affected by it are daily workers, who earn their income with daily labor like the ones working in hotels, the youth and children who are doing shoe polishing, domestic workers and the elderly who are living at the mercy of others.

Chole town harbors around 30,000 people and with the financial support that we have received from you, we were able to give food support to 75 registered families, with 1- to 7 children per household.

Each of these families received – Teff (local grain to prepare the staple food of Ethiopia), oil, wheat flour, Shiro ( Flour made out of beans) and salt.

The animators delivered the food stuff at home to those who were not able to come to the compound. Prior to the distribution, we discussed the matter with the district administrator, they were grateful that we could extend our helping hand towards the most vulnerable people who are the victims of COVID 19.

The district administrator and the staff helped us in choosing the beneficiaries; the staff of the Family development project (run by the sisters) visited the houses of these beneficiaries to assess the condition in which they are living and to see how this pandemic has really affected them.

In order to alleviate at least little bit of their hunger we bought food stuff which was distributed to these beneficiaries in the presence of the District administrator Kanjawe Danja, his assistant Joseph Tola, Representative from women and youth office Mr. Nowai Zaid and the chair person of social emergency department Miss. Membere Meseret. The beneficiaries and the government officials were extremely grateful to the Sisters who with the support of the Ethiop-Polish Association Selam extended help to the people during this pandemic.

We, the sisters working in Chole, express our gratitude to all who have contributed to this act of reaching out beyond boarders to those in need. God bless you all…

We, the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit, extend our heart gratitude to you, Ethio-Polish Association-SELEM for your generous sharing of your finance with the people of Ethiopia. Thank you very much. God bless each one of you.

The next horrid leader

The late shameful news about the president of The USA, Donald Trump, shocked not only the Ethiopians but also the people of peace loving. How come a president of the so called „Super Power” provoke war between two independent countries ? What may be the reason that Trump supports Egypt and propose to bombard the Ethiopian Dam. Is it because of lack of knowledge how a leader of a nation should talk to other nations ? May he doesn’t have any idea that The Blue Nile still continues flowing through Sudan and Egypt ? This war proposition may change the world peace, is he aware of that danger ? What would the american people say about the upcoming presidential election ? May that be a sabotage to make him lose the election by some people ?

Ethiopian Week in Elementary School No 114 in Cracow Poland

This event is a series of events about different countries which were in interest of Mr Arkady Fiedler, a known voyager who travelled around the world and brought to our knowledge interesting facts on these countries. RESPECT. His grandson continued his mission and travelled through Ethiopia and Kenya driving a baby Fiat (incredible experience) presenting us unknown facts:https://kamkam-visuals.co.uk/blog/arkady-fiedler-and-fiat-126p-in-africa/.  This year the school took decision to bring Ethiopia close to our interest and our organization is one of the organizers patronised by the Ethiopian Honorary Councel of Ethiopia dr Roman Rojek.

Mrs Bozena Mikos is opening the Ethiopian Week Event

Tribal unrest in Ethiopia

The tribal unrest in Ethiopia is our current concern. We all remember the genocide in Ruanda ignited by foreign enemies of the nation which led to tribal war between two tribal forces Hutu and Tusi. This kind of terrible war can take place in our country Ethiopia. All tribal members in Ethiopia lived peacefully loving, respecting and forming families between them.

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We ask world democratic leaders and international peace organizations to halt this war which may lead it to genocide. God Bless the Ethiopian people.

Our Charyty Activities

The Ethiopian-Polish Association “Selam” does not perfeorm any charyty activity except “Eyes of Ethiopia”, at this occasion we would like to thank those good will people for the help they offer.

Executive commette

 

A sad lost of lives

The Ethiopian-Polish Association members would like to express our deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their loved ones. God Bless all.

Among 157 passangers, 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, 9 Ethiopians, 8 Americans, 8 Italians, 8 Chinese, 7 French, 7 UK nationals and 2 Polish nationals have been killed who aboarded an Ethiopian Airlines flight which crashed soon after take-off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

2930 Blind Ethiopians came out of darkness and see their family members and the world they live in.

Not praised and real human charity action by our Good Will friends has caused 2930 people to come out of darkness they lived in. This Holy charity activity, patronized by The Ethiopian-Polish Association „SELAM” of Poland, has been performed by the group members private fund and by donation of few „Good Will” citizens. The group has travelled 11 times to Ethiopia and did these free eye operations. The amount of operated people would have been more if the fund hasn’t been limited. So far more than 1500 eyeglasses and needed medicine has been given free and children were examened and were awarded school stationaries. The group members decided to permanently help about 20 families who can not afford to send their children to school. The charity action has begun when Stanislaw Kotlarczyk, our friend and the Group Leader, who visited Ethiopia, saw a blind woman who was lead by her small son. Stasiu, emotionally touched, decided to help her and paid her flight to the capital and hospital for operation. He found out that such people who can not afford for operation and live in darkness were more. Look Stasiu, look what you have done !! Thank you very much ! What would one give to come out of darkness, see his family and his children ! God bless those who can not afford to pass by people in trouble.   Read more at  www.oczyetiopii.pl