Our Mission


The Siltie’s and their Families Emergency Mutual Relief Association in the Washington DC and Metro Surrounding Area mission is to foster an inclusive, engaged and informed community with practicing Ethiopian Siltie heritage and culture.

We strive also to elevate specific social problems that are hindering integrity and development of our community in abroad and back home.

Values

Our values are active members and general community participation, responsibility, accountability, transparency, efficiency, equity and fairness in every aspect of our activities.

Principles

We have four core principles those help our association to establish strong and united community.

1. We are committed to serve our community any where, as much as we can and if permits us time, ability, capacity and possibility.
2. We believe in strong unity and networking that is our strength and cultural heritage. We believe also in teamwork, commitment, mutual understanding, trust and respect.
3. We strive for education, innovation and creativity in the community to reach and adopt the accepted standard that helps us to shape our future generation throughout the community.
4. We manifest equality of opportunities for all active members and community members.

Objectives

We have four main objectives for Siltie’s and their Families Emergency Mutual Relief Association (SFEMRA) establishment.

1. To develop close relationship, the spirit of kinship and love among the Siltie’s and their Families Emergency Mutual Relief Association (SFEMRA) members in the Washington DC and Metro Surrounding Area.
2. To participate relief and rehabilitation support in case of tragedies like death accident, mourning, natural and /or manmade disasters and so on throughout members and their families.
3. To undertake programs and strategic planning that would enhance the objectives the Siltie’s and their Families Emergency Mutual Relief Association (SFEMRA) members in the Washington DC and Metro Surrounding Area.
4. To introduce and promote our long lived tradition of supporting each other and ensure the continuation of this tradition.

Strategies

We have three main strategies to develop our association.

1. To encourage being a member of this association entire the Siltie’s and their Families who live in this Washington DC and Metro Surrounding Area as much as possible and likewise to promote to use fully services of this association,
2. To establish Siltie cultural center and to make fully beneficial in this cultural center entire the Siltie’s and their Families who live in this Washington DC and Metro Surrounding Area,
3. To develop good management and support the Youths Affair of our community to achieve healthy development as well as by working continuous work to make an effort for transferring Siltie culture and tradition to the next generation.

Functions

1. An effort should be done to be fully practical above mentioned vision, mission, values, principles, objectives, strategies and decreed association rules and laws.
2. Promote the source of income and strive as much as possible to have stronger capital of the association.
3. Strengthening future development of the association and trying to study ways of finding solutions incase of problems which might occur on the association and its members as well as make an effort to reach a final closure.