Monthly Archives: December 2013
According to Karima Mohamed, the Vice chairperson of the group, the aim of the group is to provide a space where people can gather together to meet people from the Oromo community and help make a difference in the community.
In addition to the meetings the group also offers the following services:
• Family support advice
• Programs to help people learn to drive
• Housing and accommodation advice
• General advice
• Employment advice
• Family activities, Children’s BBQs
The Kaayyoo Oromo Women’s Group was established in 2006 as a service for Oromo Women living in the Flemington area and the Oromo community in Australia.
(A4O, 4 December 2013) Madda Walaabuu Media Foundation announces its launching event through its new website; the foundation also announces the commencement date of new Afaan Oromo radio program for Oromias.
The new, independent broadcast will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. The broadcast service will be provided in two languages: Afaan Oromo (Oromo language) and English.
The OVR broadcast will include, not limited to, the following major segments: news, news analysis, guest interviews, documentary, and cultural shows. In its English broadcast, OVR will reach out to Oromo neighbors for the purpose of exploring and identifying areas of common interests and common strategies, which are relevant to the survival of the peoples in the Horn of Africa during the 21st Century.
The Oromo Voice media website (www.oromovoice.org) will operate and function as the twin media outlet of this new critical and ambitious out each to the Oromo nation and its neighbors. The Oromo Voice website, in addition to posting all the contents of the Oromo Voice Radio broadcast, will post other relevant educational materials -in that sense, the website will have more expanded educational services.
OVR and Oromo Voice website are owned and operated by the Madda Walaabuu Media Foundation (MWMF), which was established in October 2013 by a collection of concerned community leaders, human rights activists, feminists, attorneys, journalists and intellectuals.
MWMF is a non-governmental, non-partisan, and non-profit organization, incorporated and registered in Washington, D. C., USA. It is operated by the board of directors and the administrative staff under the direction of the Executive Director.
The MWMF media outlets are run by experienced journalists. It is a membership based organization, which solicits the support and participation of all interested and committed Oromo and all persons of good will who have the desire to empower the Oromo and its neighbors so that that they can face the 21st Century in their own terms.
How can you support the new Oromo Voice media outlets?
You can support this new, important initiative in three major ways: First, we wish to invite you to listen to the Oromo voice Radio broadcast. You can also visit our website, http://oromovoice.org on a regular basis. Second, you can give us donations for seed money so that we can get this new media program of the ground. Third, you can become a member and support the success of this new media initiative on a sustained basis.