Project Name:Contribution of $1,000 in 1,000 days from each 1,000 people for a total of $1,000,000.
Project Task:To engage Eritreans, non-Eritreans, governmental and private funders, and others to contribute money towards the $1,000,000 goal.
Project Goal: To buy or construct a building that will serve as the hub for the UEA-SELLA activities.
Project Duration: Proposed 3 to 5 years.
Bank Account: A separate saving bank account will be opened exclusively for the project under the UEA name. Money withdrawal is not allowed for any purposes except if a decision is made to refund the donor or a decision is made to buy or construct the UEA center.
Project Final Outcome: The final outcome is to build an Eritrean community center. Money collected during the fundraising campaign will not be used for UEA-SELLA activities expenditures. It will be used to buy a building/property ONLY.
The Guiding Principle or Working Philosophy
For anyone who would like to get involved in this worthy and noble endeavor, the guiding principle or working philosophy of the UEA is anchored on the following three core points:
Wholeheartedly accept, consent, and embrace the need to foster a strong and vibrant Eritrean community to nurture, cultivate, and empower our children;
Wholeheartedly accept the bylaws of the UEA and commit to abide by it; and
Abide by and respect the UEA Board decisions and work directives because the Board is the highest legal entity between any two UEA General Assembly meetings (the Board is elected to serve for 2 years).
Do you edit articles? No. We just read them before we publish to make sure that the posting guidelines are observed.
What does an article include for the purpose of publishing at the UEA website? Written stories, news, relevant info for the Eritrean community, art, paint, cartoons, short video clips, audio, poem, jokes (except those in poor taste) etc.
Can you publish in other Eritrean languages? Yes, we will do our best. We encourage Eritreans to write in any of the Eritrean languages and English languages they are comfortable with and we will do our best to publish them. The articles should be sent in PDF format.
Do you have criteria for publishing an article? Yes, but very subjective. We would like to publish articles that are important and relevant to our community, well-written, and insightful.
Any specific format? Yes: MS Word or PDF file format. Black ink. If you want, you can include graphics, pictures, diagrams, tables etc…
Do I need to provide my name and contact info? Yes (contact info will not be published.) We cannot publish an article without the author’s name and contact info. If needed, at the sole request of the author, we can allow you to use a pen name and we will protect your privacy (we will not publish your name and contact info).