Congratulations to the lucky winners of our 2014 raffle drawing!
The winning tickets were drawn at ESFNA's Closing Night Ceremony on Saturday July 5th, 2014.
2014 FIAT 500L
Ticket #: 04818
TWO (2) ROUND TRIP TICKETS TO ADDIS ABABA
Ticket #: 10245
ONE WEEK HOTEL STAY AT ESFNA 2015 HOST CITY
Ticket #: 01943
If you possess any one of these winning ticket numbers, please contact Yared Negash as soon as possible.
Secretary (San Jose, CA)
Please note the following:
On behalf of the ESFNA Board and the Executive Committee, we would like to extend our congratulations to this year’s winners!
Emnet is a sophomore at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. She is majoring in political science. Her career goal is to become a lawyer. Her ultimate dream is to go back to Ethiopia and give back to the people that mean so much to her.
Hanan is a junior Public Policy and Global Health double major at Duke University. She sees herself using her health policy education to become a global citizen. Her main interest lies in humanitarian work, with an emphasis on social justice/human rights issues, women's health, and global development.
Yared is a junior at University of California, Riverside. He is majoring in Business Administration. Upon graduation, he plans to get his masters in Health Administration in order to oversee better healthcare standards in the American society. He also dreams of going back to Ethiopia to continue this work in the future.
The ESFNA Scholarship Program provides financial support to outstanding students of Ethiopian origin who are currently pursuing higher education in an accredited institution. The award is based on the applicants’ academic achievements and their response to essay question related to Ethiopia and Ethiopian values.
This year, the ESFNA Scholarship Committee selected the submission by Emnet Shibre, an essay on the effects of protests by the diaspora following the brutal treatment of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the Middle East, as the best essay of the ESFNA 2014 Scholarship Contest. Emnet wrote:
"...it is crucial that we as Ethiopians recognize that poverty in and of itself is a massive human rights violation. It was poverty that sent our fellow Ethiopians to places like Saudi Arabia in the first place, and it is poverty that will keep them returning to places where they may be abused if they believe cannot find jobs in Ethiopia. … Ethiopians have already demonstrated to the world that they will not sit silently as their fellow countrymen are abused, and it is important that the diaspora now focuses on strengthening its network. The more we network and communicate with one another, the more solutions we can find to help improve financial and social conditions in Ethiopia, thereby preventing similar situations from occurring in the future."
Click here to read Emnet's submission in its entirety (PDF).
SAN JOSE, CA (June 5, 2014) - The ESFNA Soccer Tournament and Festival would not be the same without the many vendors and businesses that participate each year. “The ESFNA soccer tournament is good business and something I try not to miss every summer,” said Gihon Culture Hall (Atlanta) owner Tesfaye Legos during the Maryland 2013 event. Vendors from all around the United States and Ethiopia flock to the tournament every summer to participate in the biggest Ethiopian event of the year. With the love of Ethiopia in their hearts, vendors not only find the tournament financially rewarding, but an enjoyable experience as well.
ESFNA invites you to attend our annual Soccer Tournament and Festival to display or demonstrate your products and/or services!
Each summer, over 100 local businesses and cultural organizations participate in our annual event and serve an audience of over 30,000 attendees. We make space available to restaurants, retailers, and non-profits that wish to show and/or demonstrate their products.
If you wish to participate, please complete the registration form by clicking the link above. You may prepay for your booth along with your submission.
Prepaying allows you to receive priority booth placement on the stadium grounds.
If you are paying offline, please make checks payable to ESFNA and send your payment to 2603 Apple Way, Dunkirk, MD 20754. We accept money orders and cashiers checks via postal mail.
For vending inquiries, please contact: