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On May 25th. The Board of Directors along with delegation from Seattle convened in Tigray Community Center and nominated Ato. Berhane Tkue for the second term.

The new appointment of Ato. Berhane is widely seen as a vote of confidence for his leadership and was given a mandate to follow thru the completion of the library.

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Congratulations On Work Well Done!!!!

From Ato. Berhane Tekue, President of DASNA and the Board of directors:

ዘሐጉስ ዜና:
ንብሙሉኡኩም ኣባላት ፣ ነበርቲ ፣ ተወለድትን ፈተውትን ከተማ ሽረ እነዳሰላሴ እንሆ እቲ ንብዙሕ ዓመታት ግዜኩም፣ ገንዘብኩምን ጉልበትኩምን እንዳሰዋእኩምሉ ዝፀናሕኩም ህንፀት ዘመናዊ ቤተ መፃሕፍቲ ናብ ምረቃ በፂሑ ኣሎ እኑካዕ ደስ በለኩም። ካብ ዓለም ለኸ ፕሬዝደንት ማ.ል.ሽ ዝመፀና ናይ ምረቃ ዕለት ውሳነ ካብ ዝስዕብ አንብብ


Library Proclamation

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About DASNA:

The Development Association of Shire (DAS) was first established in 2004 by the dedicated people of United States of America. DAS was formed as an associational structure and operational working manuals, which made it transparent and accountable to the supporters and the general public. It has been licensed as non-profit organization by the State Of Massachusetts in the city of Boston. The main objective was to expand and strengthen some of the needs that were not addressed by the government and/or NGO's such as:

- to preserve the historical sites and cultural landscapes, and to ensure the highest level of protections
- to improve the quality of education and health care in the region
- to enhance/upsurge city structures
- to support the youth and sports affairs
- to participate actively in the community

After the establishment of DAS the organization expanded its branches globally. The Development Association of Shire in North America was established in 2004. The objectives remained the same to outreach to under privileged people. DASNA has carried out six fundraising events that accumulated over 78,000 USD to fund the current library project. The cost of the new library facility cost approximately 3.7 million Eth. Birr (approximately 370,000USD). The library has a two story building and also includes a recreational area for the youth, a research center, and is handicap accessible.


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Tribute To Gessessew Ayele:
An Ardent Warrior, Law-Maker and a Founding Father of TLF


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Gessesew Ayele, took the name Sihule after Tigrayan warrior and King-Maker Ras Mikael Sihule. Sihule was born and raised in Shire and was an ardent Ethiopian who struggled for democratic Ethiopia.
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