Eritrean Democratic Association, Inc. Held a Successful Fundraising Event in Oakland, California, USA
January 22, 2012
The Eritrean Democratic Association, Inc. (EDA) California Chapter, held a fundraising event on January 21, 2012 in Oakland, California.
A number of Bay Area residents, particularly Eritrean younger generation took part in the event.
Eritrean Democratic Association, Inc. a non-profit organization, registered in California, USA eight years ago provides humanitarian
assistance to war disabled Eritreans and Eritrean refugee children who attend elementary and middle school in Wodisherifey (a refugee
camp in Eastern Kassala, Sudan).
The event included presentation on the current state of affairs of war disabled Eritreans, as well as problems Eritrean refugee children
face at a time when the UNHCR assistance is no longer available. In an effort to bring awareness to the importance of the fundraising
event, members of EDA, Inc. presented video clips, showing interviews conducted with war disabled Eritreans in Kassala, Sudan. The
video clips streamed through TV screen also showed Wodisherifey Eritrean refugee children attending school and conducting other
The presentation and the video clips were very informative, and members of the EDA, Inc. made every effort to communicate the purpose
of the event. Not only did they showed video clips, which was in Tigrinya but also they translated the presentation into English for the
benefit of younger Eritrean generation who had less command of the Eritrean languages.
The participants were remarkable and made the fundraising event remarkably successful with their monetary contributions. It was by far
the most successful fundraising event that the EDA, Inc. California chapter has ever done. All the contributions raised in this event will go
to the “War disabled Eritreans in Kassala and Eritrean refugee elementary school in Wodisherifey.” EDA, Inc. board members express
their deep gratitude for everyone’s kindness and contributions.
Led by Yacob Endrias, DJ performer, the fundraising event concluded with diverse Eritrean cultural dancing, marking the night one of the