Ever since the instigation of the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) in 1979, empowering women, while encouraging them to take on economical endeavors for self-independence and safeguarding their rights, has been a focal point of attention of the Government and people of Eritrea. Because of such concerted actions, now Eritrean women rejoice in the essence of equality with its varied aspects. Rigat Tesfamichael is a young woman working at the NUEW HQ in the so-called 7th Zoba office. The office deals with students’ and young girls’ issues mainly from higher education institutes. We have Rigat here with us to discuss the matter.
Talents and passions, remain dreams when not pursued, at least so thinks Nasser. Which is why he invested his energy in realizing his dreams. Our guest for today is of many qualities; an artist, a sports man and a philanthropist. We enjoyed hearing all about the experiences Nasser’s accumulated despite his young age, our talk was fascinating, so much so, we thought we’d share it with you. Here is Nasser Abdelwasie.
Professor Theodore Papenfuss from the University of California, was not long ago here in Eritrea, and introduced the Asmara Toad to many of us, my self-included, whom did not know about the only toad on the face of earth named after a city; its city.
Prof. Ted is here for a second excursion, and so we talked to him hoping to hear more, and we certainly did. Prof. Ted does have a lot for us today, and he also promised, that he will give us more when his venture is completely over, after a couple of weeks.
Last time we talked to Prof. Ted, we talked about toads, and today… well let’s, just, see together.
We speak today to young archeologist Abraham Zerai, currently working at the National Museum of Eritrea. He was born in 1986 in Asmara and got his degree in Sociology and Archeology in 2007, he is a dedicated professional, who broadened his knowledge in the field by traveling to Portugal, Italy and Greece.
Today he shares with us, of his educational endeavors and experiences as archeologist.
What do you know of generation 68? That passionate generation who stood for peace and social justice, and also that very generation whom shouted “for the people” at every step. Today, we have with us, a 68ist, Ms. Silvia Voser and it is just clear that the passion of the 68 still exists, we witness it in her work, a photo book on the people of Eritrea, which she’s been engaged on recently.
Here is the deal with this amazing young woman; she has an incredible narration style. Trust me whenever she narrates stories, one instantly gets A. immersed in the story and B. start wishing for the narration never to end.
And this is harder to explain because my page can’t intone but I have her here anyways. Call her a modern female Homer in the making! My guest for you today is one of our country’s youngest jewels of poetry and storytelling: poet and author Ms. Ariam Weldeab!
Haile Debretsion is an individual who has faced life with disability and managed to overcome the difficulties in his life. He lost his sight from an accident when he was just five years old. Despite his visual impairment, Haile was an outstanding student and became a teacher. He graduated from the College of Arts and Social Science and served as a teacher for several years. Here is a brief chat with Haile.