Tsion Michael Andom shares knowledge, life experience at FSS IGKT
As part of its Inter-Generational Knowledge Transfer program series, the
Forum for Social Studies (FSS), organized on Friday (January 12, 2007) a
forum entitled, “The Contribution of Women to Development.”
Friday’s guest speaker was Tsion Michael Andom who, among other
attributes, is a pioneer in fashionably designing and promoting
Ethiopian cultural dress. Tsion shared the audience her experience 25
Tsion related her life experience as a designer in what many described a
hilarious manner. She has contributed a lot in promoting Ethiopian
traditional attires both in the local and foreign markets.
Tsion also played a significant role in soliciting funds for the
establishment of the Ethiopian Red Cross Society, for Association for
Visually Impaired People, and for other humanitarian organizations
working on women’s causes.
Tsion on the occasion said the youth should be duty-bound in
safeguarding the diverse cultures of the nation, and also underlined the
importance of maintaining family values.
Tsion stressed the prominent role women should play in preserving the
family and the home environment.
FSS organizes the forum under the theme "From Poverty to Development:
Inter-Generational Knowledge Transfer" every two months, where prominent
personalities impart their long years of experience in various fields to
the present generation, and posterity.
FSS publishes the presentations made at such forums, so that the
lessons, experiences, and historical facts shared by those prominent
personalities could be preserved and passed on.
Established in 1998, Forum for Social Studies (FSS) is an independent,
non-profit institution engaged in policy-oriented research on the
development challenges facing Ethiopia. It provides an open forum for
the discussion of public policy and promotes public awareness.