At the seminars, hosted on consecutive days in Edmonton and Calgary, convened under the theme of “Strong Eritrean-Canadian Communities to Support Education and Development in Eritrea.” they discussed on strenthenig organizational capacity and participation in the national development proprams.
Mr. Lambros Kyriakakos of the Coalition of the Eritrean Canadian Communities and Organizations (CECCO) briefed to the participants at both seminar about the duty of Eritrean-Canadian communities to support education and development in Eritrea.
Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion, the keynote speaker at the events and a university professor at the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in Adi Keih, Eritrea, provided an overview of education in Eritrea, outlining the sector’s general history, recent progress, current challenges, and potential steps forward.
Furthermore, the participants at the seminars were actively involved, raising important questions and offering critical insights. Initiatives to support students in higher education by providing e-readers were widely supported by community members. Notably, at the conclusion of the meetings, participants committed to strengthening their communities, as well as actively supporting various developmental and education-related initiatives.