Resolution in Support of Foreign Domestic Workers in the Middle East

Welcome Ethiopian Social Assistance Committee NYC

WHEREAS, it is known large number of Ethiopian women travel to the Middle East to work as domestic workers, and often most of them are abused, denied their salaries, held in captivity, raped, and tortured by their employers; and,

WHEREAS, it is also known that majority of the governments in the Middle East exclude foreign domestic workers from legal employment protection; and,

WHEREAS, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and the International Labor Organization have to put more pressure on the Middle Eastern governments; and,

WHEREAS, the abuse of domestic workers is a human rights issue, which needs an in-depth understanding and a strategic solution within and beyond the Ethiopian community; and,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Ethiopian Social Assistance Committee has inaugurated its first public meeting on March 03, 2012, to create an advocacy task force to lobby governments and responsible parties on the plight of foreign domestic…

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PSA: Amharic Lessons Available!!!

~We have virtual learning sessions via Skype, if you are interested, please email us at: ESAC.NYC@Gmail.Com (serious inquiries)~

Amharic Books Available from ESAC

Visit Learn Amharic, a Web site and community dedicated to learning Amharic, Ethiopia’s official language. If you are interested in learning Amharic,contact us  for more information, you can email: You can also fill out this form if you are interested in taking Amharic classes (Amharic Registration Form). If you were or are currently a registered student with us, please click and fill out the Amharic student survey (we are more than happy to hear your feedback). You can find the Amharic books on, here are a listing of the books:

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Amharic Ethiopian Script New Edition: Laqech New Edition (Volume 2) by Zewditu Fesseha and Fesseha

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Amharic Ethiopian Script Book Two by Zewditu Fesseha

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axestochey: My  aunts by Zewditu Fesseha

Grandma  in Africa by Zewditu Fesseha

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Quter/numbers: quter numbers in Amharic by MS Zewditu Fesseha

Amharic Ethiopian Script Book Three
Amharic Ethiopian Script Book Three
By Zewditu Fesseha <—-(Click on link to purchase book)
The Amharic Ethiopian Script Book Three is for more advanced learners who may want to challenge their previous understanding and knowledge of Amharic.


Happy *belated* Mothers’ Day!!! 2017


Recap from Our Annual International Women’s Day Event

Source: Recap from Our Annual International Women’s Day Event

Recap from Our Annual International Women’s Day Event


Yonkers, NY (March 30th, 2017) — As International Women’s Day is commemorated in the month March, ESAC held its event recognizing this hallmark. ESAC held its International Women’s Day event at a new location of: 1 Larkin Ave Yonkers, NY. Authentic Ethiopian food was served for free as a courtesy of the event and the attendees. ESAC began the event with a short film of Ethiopian Children playing cultural and custom ceremonial song along with games. Shortly, Joy (I-Shine Grey) introduced the day program as well as introduce the guest speaker of the event: Rabin Nickins. Rabin Nickins presented a powerful presentation on the long rich history of Ethiopia, giving her testimony on her travel to Ethiopia with ESAC during Summer of 2016. Ms. Nickins also explained the harsh treatment and unfortunate abuses of Ethiopian Migrant workers and urged the help of all towards ending this abuse (whether in form of volunteering, providing pro-bono expertise and much more)

Mrs. Joy then proceeded the event with an overview of ESAC’s existence (which has been over a decade) and  huge emphasis on the issue of young Ethiopian(s) who are fleeing at alarming rates to Middle Eastern countries who get abused and enslaved, even threatening their lives (in many cases, has happened). Generally, the problem has so many angles but mostly the issue of these young women fleeing from their native country of Ethiopia is to find a better opportunity and helping their family. ESAC founder stressed that the organization needs the support of everyone as ESAC  has


Generally, the problem has so many angles but mostly the issue of these young women fleeing from their native country of Ethiopia is to find a better opportunity and helping their family. ESAC founder stressed that the organization needs to move to action and that it is more than just a discussion, to become a member of ESAC and support the mission of the organization toward action to solve the problem. ESAC Chairperson/Founder also mentioned that to not only discuss women issues but to find a solution that everyone can commit to. We hope all attendees sign up to become a member and we welcome volunteers to help end the abuse against Ethiopian Women Domestic Workers in the Middle East! ESAC is focusing on Ethiopian Domestic Worker Abuse and has started several dialogues with liable Middle Eastern Countries.

To become a volunteer, please go to: or email: ESAC.NYC@Gmail.Com, volunteering can come in the form of pro-bono expertise, commitment, time and/or help . Members who join ESAC at: , will also receive discounts on Amharic Classes/Lessons.

The Chairperson discussed her role as an  Amharic language educator and travel coordinator about new and current programs that ESAC also offers. Please check our Travel and our new program(s) updates.

For those at the event and everyone, here is our updated Youtube Channel and a video should be posted on there, as well:




Photos from the event:

CALL FOR Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) 2017

Open Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the United Nations (Deadline: 1 June 2017)

NGOs interested in applying for ECOSOC consultative status should submit their application and required documents on or before the deadline of 1 June 2017. The following link provides background information, the benefits of consultative status and instructions for how to apply:


ESAC has a travel department that brings Ethiopian culture and history to showcase the world especially for the youth. We are primarily focusing on youth who have lost thier root aswell as adopted children who have lost some of their identity in order to accomodate to their new surroundings. ESAC appreciates the overwhelming interest in learning Amharic and opening their minds to Ethiopia. We will arrange travel accommodations through ESAC and whom ever is interested, please feel free to click on ‘contact us’ to let us know.
Currently we are  planning domestic and international tour plans. Those who are interested, here is the itinerary overview:
A. Travel to Ethiopia  
     – 7 days, 6 nights
     – Round trip airfare & hotel
        Very affordable deal.
B. Travel to  any African  country (upcoming soon)
      – 8 days, 7 nights
-RT airfare & Hotel with breakfast and dinner
C.  Domestic travel within USA  destination
-Bus,boat,air  .
If you are interested in traveling with ESAC at: or you can click on our ‘contact us’ tab.
 See you,

ESAC team

Cultural Exchange and Family Center (Please Donate To Our Current Cause)

First, We would like to welcome and thank you for reaching this section of our page. We are people whose dreams and aspirations to have a Family center for all to see people come together in peace for mutual benefit and understanding. This is something we are very passionate about, as I love and strive to help and see people living together in peace.

For several years, ESAC has hosted Cultural Exchange and Family Day events which catered to focus on our friends and Ethiopian Adoptive Families. This means a great deal to us, for it is imperative that these children reconnect to their origin, not only to them but of mankind, as Ethiopia is regarded as the cradle of civilization. Such an event is essential as this prevents the children from losing that sense of who they are. It also allows the parents to know more about Ethiopia, her language, history, and culture.

We envision a future where the awareness of Ethiopian culture is fully present for people of all ages. I would be able to not only teach but share the language and culture, as we have in possession many self-teaching Amharic books available of which I am the author. We would be able to not only keep classes but show historical and cultural footage of the land as well. Please bear in mind this center will most definitely be for the public.

Thank you so much in advance helping the effort.

Help spread the word!

Donations can be sent on our website or on our GoFundMe Page:

If you are sending check, it can be sent to: ESAC P.O. Box 91 Bronx, NY 10741

Come Celebrate With ESAC for our Annual Cultural Exchange Family Day in the Event of Ethiopian New Years 2009!!!! -Update!!!!****


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