Awramba is a community found in South Gonder Zone of Amhara State, Ethiopia, 68 km from Bahir Dar. The community was founded in Zumra Nuru, the founder and Co-Chair of Awramba Community Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 4, () In Nortwest Ethopia lives a community of around people, founded by a once labeled crazy man called Zumra Nuru. Nuru never had any.
|Published (Last):||15 September 2009|
|PDF File Size:||3.37 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||2.55 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
He was also against a number of Ethiopian cultural values: The Awramba Community does not follow any religion, and they believe in honesty and love for all human beings — this is their religion. She can be reached by email at News Ezega. Members of the Awra Amba community therefore were not given agricultural land to cultivate, but instead were pushed into the most infertile and malaria infested corner of the district.
Fourth, I saw people hurting, killing, and stealing from one another. Are they contributing something back to their commujity
Awra Amba – Wikipedia
The community strictly exercise all the children protection rights stipulated in the Ethiopian constitution. One day, he ate a piece of meat from one of his Christian neighbors.
I am very pleased to have you for my interview, would you commuunity introduce yourself, where were you born and where did you grow up?
We have been migrating from place to place just because people did not understand what we were awrqmba to do. I have been through a very rough time, so you can say it is more of a burden.
I believe little by little people are listening to what we are saying. The Awramba Community awrwmba its own rules and regulations. Currently, the community has members in households, living over 17 heactars of land. As they cannot live on farm activities, they have diversified into the weaving business, using both traditional and modern weaving machines.
The village’s success has made it a subject of numerous studies. Many social anthropologists go there to conduct study focusing on the peculiar Awramba community way of life. Finally, what advice do you wish to give zwramba your fellow citizens?
This page was last edited on 31 Octoberat Populated places in the Amhara Region Intentional communities. Women have equal rights as men and there is no distinction in divisions of labor between men and women.
Read the original article on Ethiopian Herald. My parents were farmers.
Archived from the original on Would you mention some of them and their duties and responsibilities? To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this communify, click here. These are Gender equity; the right cpmmunity children; the principle of helping the less fortunate, ill and old; and the principle of discouraging dishonesty, lying, murder and stealing.
Due to this, the community is a haven especially for divorced and widowed single parents whom in many other villages would have had no choice but to get married again or fall into poverty. I started asking questions since I was four.
It was founded in with the goal of solving socio-economic problems through helping one another in an environment of egalitarianism — in aawramba contrast to the traditional norms of Amhara society.
When he turned 13 he was thrown out of his family house. Sometimes I wish I could run away from my conscience, but I just cannot.
He observed the unfairness on gender inequality, maltreatment of the elderly, labor exploitation, cruel punishment of children, and dishonest dealings among people. They think that this segment of the society should be treated equally with great respect and should get supported by the working groups. Their way of life makes them peculiar from the rest of the Amhara people residing in the state. On the top of that, when my mother could not take care of the house on time, my father abused, insulted and sometimes harmed her.
By and large, early marriage, arranged marriage, polygamy and other forms of traditional harmful practices like female genital mutilation and others are highly prohibited within the community. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 4, Ezega.