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TIBIBIR Member Assn.

Afar Human Rights Organization
Association for Human Rights in Ethiopia
Association of Wolayta and Allies in North America (AWANA)
Border Affairs Committee
Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women (CREW)
Ethiopian American Council
Ethiopian Dialogue Forum
Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America
Ethiopian Hibret
Ethiopiawinnet: Council for the Defense of Citizen Rights
FirstHijerah Foundation
GashaLe Ethiopia
Global Alliance for the Right of Ethiopians
International Ethiopian Youth Union
One Ethiopia Movement
Solidarity Movement for a new Ethiopia
The Legitimate Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOTC)
United Ethiopian Muslim Movement
United Former Ethiopian Airforce Association
Vision Ethiopia
Visionary Youth Association
YaTewlidTequam

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There is no more important task than the development of an informed, effective, and responsible citizenry. Democracies are sustained by citizens who have the requisite knowledge, skills, and dispositions. Absent a reasoned commitment on the part of its citizens to the fundamental values and principles of democracy, a free and open society cannot succeed.

Civic Education in a democracy is aiming at the development of a citizen or it is education in self-government that citizens are actively involved in their own governance; they do not just passively accept the dictums of others or acquiesce to the demands of others.

The team works to fulfill three essential components of the civic education: civic knowledge, civic skills, and civic dispositions

Civic Education team, as one of the functions of TIBIBIR educates Ethiopians and make effort on the part of its citizens in building a society and government in which:

  • Human rights are respected
  • The individual’s dignity and worth are acknowledged
  • The rule of law is respected
  • People willingly fulfill their responsibilities, and
  • The common good is the concern of all

The Civic Education function helps develop citizens' knowledge and skills and shape their civic character and commitments through the following methods:

  • Formal Instruction - Formal instruction in civics and government should provide a basic and realistic understanding of civic life, politics, and government.
  • Informal curriculum - The informal curriculum encompasses the governance of the school community and the relationships among those within it, as well as the "extra" or co-curricular activities that a school provides

   

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Some pictures from TIBIBIR's conference in Dallas, TX 2017

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