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Year-end Fundraising Campaign: Support

Support to keep providing reliable information, news, and a vibrant discussion platform.

The last six months have been tumultuous for our region and in the midst of very challenging times, we have been holding down the forte as we stayed on top of providing news, perspectives, analysis, translations, and editorials while fearlessly holding fast to our motto of informing, empowering, emboldening citizens. We believe great challenges lay ahead of us, and it is incumbent upon on us to remain resolute and vigilant while reminding ourselves to keep our eyes on the prize.

Every day, thousands of viewers from all over the world come to for dependable information that avoids hype and sensationalism. That is a testimony that over the last 19 years, has earned your trust by working hard work and maintaining responsible reporting ethics.

We strongly believe the new quest designed to undermine our sovereignty in the name of Peace will not succeed because it fails to consider the interest of the Eritrean people and fails to recognize they are the main stakeholder, and true partners, in any undertaking of a national significance, peace and justice.

In order to continue to do our work, we appeal to all of you to support We trust you do not expect us to be complacent and fail to counter the assault against our fundamental rights as free people and an independent country. That is why we depend on your support in whatever way you can.

Over the last nineteen years, we survived without any outside financial support. We have totally depended on our own resources and that of the community of supporters, friends, and beneficiaries of Again, as we initiate this Year-end Fundraising Campaign, we are counting on you. We have always been there to advance the interest of our people, now we count on you be here for us.

We hope our national predicament will come to an end soon, but if not, we are committed and prepared for a long haul. Thus, we ask you to be active participants and support We kindly ask you to be the ambassadors to your communities by reminding them to provide the needed support. Therefore, we urge you to organize fundraising events in your communities on behalf of, your website. This is also a special call to those of you who benefit from the services that provides..

Kindly contribute as generously as you can by choosing the option that suits your pockets. You can make a recurring contribution or a one-time donation of any amount to help sustain

Your support donation can be facilitated through the following CHOICES:

1. Credit and Debit Cards

Below the “Support” icon on the frontpage, there is a form through which you can make your donation. At the bottom of the next page, you will have a choice to either make your payment through Paypal or Credit Card.

2. PAYPAL Click the Orange Paypal icon and make your donations. Your contributions will appear on your bank statement as “Paypal*”.

3. Bank Transfer:
Account Name:
Bank: Bank Of America,
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4. Other Payments: Contact us through E-mail to see alternative payment methods at <>

Please contribute as generously as you can. We appreciate your support, thank you.

The Awate Team

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  • Haile S.

    Selam Awate people, especially the young,

    መናእሰይ ኤርትራ፡
    …………..ንዑ ንዛተ
    ………….ኣብ ዓወተ

    መን ኣለዋ ዛ’ኤርትራ
    ጊዜኡ ናትኩም እዩ ተራ
    ኣይኮነትን ንሳ ዘውጽኣትኩም፡ ጻሕቲራ
    ብኣስኮባ ሽግር፡ ብትም በል ኣይትዛረብ፡ ገይራ
    ገበርቲ? እቶም ኣንፊ ዘይብሎም’ዮም ናይ ኣመሓዳድራ
    ኣብ ኩዳ ሳዕስዒት ንፉዓት፡ ኣብ መሪሕነት-ህዝቢ፡ ፋራ
    ተስፋ ምሃብ የለ፡ ጥዕምቲ መልሓሶም ጠፊኣ፡ በሪራ
    ብድዐ፡ መኸተ፡ ብድሆ፡ ሽርሒት ቋንቁኦም ምስ ፈኸራ
    ሃገር ዝገዝእዋ ብቑጥዓ፡ ምፍጣጥ፡ ጣዕሳ፡ ሽጣራ
    ኣብ ክንዲ ምስ ህዝቦም፡ ምስ ጓና ‘ሽርሒት’ ፍሕተራ
    (ኣንታ ናቶም ቃል ለሚደ ኣነውን ለጊቢሉኒ ዚ’መከራ)
    ገድሊ ዝኣመሎም፡ ዘይመርሑ ንዕብየት ምርመራ
    ዘረከበቶም መሲልዎም፡ ሃገርና ልቸንሳ ዓቲራ
    ትንቢት ዝኣመሎም ከም ጠንቋላይ ፍቑራ
    ናቶም ንሃቦም ንግደፎ ግምት ምስ ፈጠራ

    ንዑ ንዛረብ ቁምነገር ተራ ብተራ
    ቅልቅል በሉ መናእሰይ ተዛረቡ ቋንቋ ሓራ
    ንዑ ናብ ዓወተ፡ ንዑ ንዛተ፡ ነዕልል ብሓበራ
    ግደፍዎ ነንሕድሕድኩም ጥርጠራ
    ጽንዑ ኣብ ነጻነት፡ ናትኩም’ዩ ተራ
    ኣኻኽቡ ዘለኩም ሓሳባት ባጤራ

    ንዑ ቅልቅል ኣብ ዓወተ በሉ
    ዳህስሱ መስጊዱ መስቀሉ
    ዝሓቆፈ’ዩ ዘይኣምን ወሲኹ ንኹሉ
    ኣይምሰልኩም ናይ ሓደ ሰብ ዝ’ስእሉ
    ብዘይ-ጸርፊ ሕርቃን ኣውጽኡ ዓልሉ
    ንዑ ኣውጽእዎ እትፈልጥዎ ኣካፍሉ 
    እትኽእልዎ እውን ወስ በሉ ምቐሉ
    ኩድጭ ኢልካ ምትካዝ ኣጉድሉ
    ምድቛስ ይኣክል ምብዳል ኣካሉ
    ብምስቁርቋር ሓሳብ ኣይትበክሉ
    ጩራ ኩኑ ብርሃንኩም ምቐሉ
    ብንፋስኩም በትንዎ ፍርሂ ማዕበሉ
    ኣብ መጻኢ፡ ኣብ ተስፋ፡ ኣብ ዓወተ ተፈደሉ.

  • Haile S.

    Selam Awate Team & ሰብ ዓወተ,

    መብጽዓ ይኹነኒ 200 ከም ናይ ዓሚ
    ምስኡ ውስኽ ኣቢለ እንሆ ሓደ ክልተ ግጥሚ

    ሳንዳየ ኣያየ በጃኻ
    ጎርጉሩ ጁባኺ ጁባኻ
    በብወገንና ኣጆኺ ኣጆኻ
    ዓወተ ፓርላማ ክኸውን ደምበኺ ደምበኻ
    ክጥጥዕ ክዓቢ ክዝርጋሕ ጽላልና ሽባኻ
    ክኸውን ዓወተ ናይ ፍልጠት ዓውድኺ ዓውድኻ
    ምሃብ ወስ ኣይትግደፍ ኣይትሰከፍ ከም ዓቕምኺ ዓቕምኻ

    ትምኒትና ክቕጽል ብዓወት ዓወተ
    ሓሳቡ ተግባሩ ንቕድሚት ዝጠመተ
    ሎሚ ኣብ ወጻኢ ጽባሕ ዓ(ው)ዱ ዝኣተ
    ክጎዪ ንዝደለ ሜዳ፡ ንጀማራይ ዘብል ታተ
    ኤርትራዊ ኣፍሪቃዊ institute ማዕከን ፍልጠተ

    • Thanks Haile S,
      This is the kind of spirit we wish for. We appreciate your support in any way that you can. Poetry is an excellent vehicle for carrying messages and your poem inspires people to act and participate in the efforts.

      Thank you

  • Thank you Girmay,
    We appreciate your support and with the support of a few like you, we an sustain this website. Please be an ambassador for the fundraising campaign and help spread the word. Kindly entourage your circle of friends to follow your example.

  • AMAN

    Shalom All
    Dear Awates,
    No Nation has ever the right to deny or antagonize the right to live of another
    Nation and people.

  • Selam

    Selamat Awatista,

    I new to Awate and I expressed my feeling about Awate on my first post. Berhe Y replayed to my post at that time “Awate is like future Eritrean Parliament” . Indeed a parliament.
    I contribute $ 200 for the Parliament.

    Have a nice day all.

    • Nitricc

      Hi Selam; no the first person to replay you was Sara; not Berhe. Do you have some kind of amnesia?

      • Berhe Y

        Hi Nitricc,

        Seriesly? Is this what you worry about.

        BTW, he did not say “Berhe was the first to reply”, he said “Berhe replied to my post, which the subject is awate.

        Why don’t you follow his deeds and match his generousity?


      • Nitricc,
        This is a fundraising appeal, please stay on the topic if you want to help. Kindly do not bring unrelated stuff under this appeal.

      • Selam

        Selamat Nitricc,

        Berhe already take my word read below. Niticc we are the sons and daughters of Eritrea that is we are discussing here about Eritrea. We are not enemies. we are just not agree in some ideas about Eritrea and may be we agree in many points about Eritrea. So please do not chase me to find any mistake, which is in this case you insulting yourself.

        Have a nice day.

    • Abrehet Yosief

      Selam Selam
      Bravao Selam my young brother
      How you have made us so much happier
      Build the Parliament, strengthen the debater
      To no longer need an advocate for a sniper 😊

      • Selam Abrehet,
        Thank you for your dedication to sustain this website. Please continue to spread the word among your circle of friends and encourage them to contribute whatever they can..

      • Selam

        Selamat Abrehet,

        Thanks Abrehet for your kind word. May be I am high temper person and search for fast solution that is why I bring the sniper idea and I am sorry for that harsh word. in the contrary; may be you are law temper and looking for long debated smooth solution. The parliament discussed all options including military force how to defend the country from enemy and at the end the parliament will decide which one is the best for the country.
        It is right this an online platform for discussion therefore to use harsh word is not appropriate and I accept that. I will not use such words next time but I still believe on taking any action to shorten suffering time of Eritrean.

        Have a nice day.

    • Thank you Selam,
      We appreciate your support and with the support of a few like you, we an sustain this website. Please be an ambassador for the fundraising campaign and help spread the word . Kindly entourage your circle of friends to follow your example.

      Thank you again

  • Admassie

    Selam Awatawian

    እንደኔው ናችሁ? ዓወተን አብረን እናወድስ!

    በሚያንጎላጅ ፍዘት – ነግቶ በማለዳ – ቀኔ የሚጀምረው፣
    እንደ ዳዊት ድጋም – ዓወተ ዓወተ – ዓወተ እያልኩ ነው።

    ስንሻ ሰይጥነን – ክፋትን አግዝፈን፣
    በዘመናት ቁርሾ – ጠይመን ጥልሽተን፣
    ተናክሰን – ተባልተን፣
    ምን ስንቆፍር ብንውል – ጥላቻ አጎድጉደን፣
    ግን መልሼ እላለሁ – ጥዋት በማለዳ – ብርሃን በሠረቀ፣
    ዓወተ ዓወተ – ዓወተ በረቀ።

    ደግሞም ተመልሰን፣
    ተዋደን ተሳስበን፣
    ፍቅርን ተሻምተነው፣
    በትዝታ ስሜት – በትውስታ ብርሃን – ደስታን ተጋርተነው፣
    በጨዋታ ለዛ – ስቀን ተወዳድሰን፣
    በሃዘን ስቅታ – መንፈስ ሲቆለዝዝ – ደባብሰን አጽናንተን፣
    ለዋልነው ውሏችን፣
    መልሼ እለዋለሁ – ተባርከ ዓወተ፣
    ይሄይስ ከሁሉም- ማዕዱ የሰፋ – ፀጋው የበረከተ።

    እንዲህ ባንድ ወገን፣
    ሞልቶ ከተረፈው – ከዕውቀት ብርሃናቸው – ፀዳል የሚያካፈሉን፣
    በሌላኛው ጎራ ፡
    በሰለለ አዕምሮ – ብርሃን በተራበው፣
    ባልተገራ አንደበት – በተውተበተበው፣
    የሚፈታተኑን – ሁላችን ሁላቸው፣
    እንደ ምድር ስበት፣
    አስማታዊ ጉልበት፣
    ጎትቶ እሚያጣምረን፣
    አጥምዶ እማይለቀን፣
    ዓወተ ዓወተ – ዓወተ የወል ቤት፣
    የተቃርኖ የሜዳ – ጥይት አይጮህበት ደም አይገበርበት።

    እናም እያልኩ ነው፡
    በሚያንጎላጅ ፍዘት – ነግቶ በማለዳ – ቀኔ የሚጀምረው፣
    እንደ ዳዊት ድጋም – ዓወተ ዓወተ – ዓወተ እያልኩ ነው!

    አድማሴ አ/

    • Abrehet Yosief

      Selam Admassie
      ኣድማሴ የኔ ወንድም ኣማን በኣማን
      እግዜር ይስጥህ ዓዋተን ያደርግከው ቤትህን
      ያልቀረህ ሰሙና ወርቁን መዘርዘር
      ምነው ዶላር ቢቀር ይሳንህ ብር

      • Admassie

        Selam Abrehet,

        እቴ አማንሽ ይሙላ
        ወርዶ ከሚፈሰው ከምስጋናሽ ወለላ
        ደርሶኛልና ሰጊድ ሰላም እላለሁ
        ለብርሃንሽም በማህሌት ቆሚያለሁ።

        አየ እቴዋዬ፡
        ዋጋው መች ከበደ መች ጠፋና ወረቱ
        ለቁም ነገር ቆንጥሮ ቤተሰብ ጋር መጋራቱ ።
        የቸገረ ብልሃቱ ነው አሞሌን በወርቅ እንደመለውጥ
        ገለባ ብሬን ወስዶ የከበረ ዶላሩን የሚሰጥ።
        ይቻል ከሆን መላው ካለሽ እንሆ ማተቤን ይዣለሁ
        ያገር ገበያ ያዘዘውን በእናንተው መቶ እለውጣለሁ።

        አድማሴ አ/

        • Abrehet Yosief

          Selam Admassie
          ምን ያረጋል ናቅፋ ምን ያረጋል ብር
          ቁምነገርና ልቦናህ የማይተመን በዶላር
          ኣንተ ካለህ ኣድማሳችን ይሰፋል
          እንዲያው ጥቅሉ ባልችል ሳንቲምዋን ኣደርጋለሁ ጣል
          የምን ዱቤ የምን ልዋጭ በቤተሰብ መሃል

          • Admassie

            Selam Abrehet,

            ባንድ ድንጋይ ሁለት ወፍ እንዲሉ፣
            እንደ ብሂል ቃሉ፣
            ከራስሽ ድርሻ – ከሸክምሽ በላይ ጸንተሽ፣
            ምርኩዝሽን ተደግፌ – ምርኩዝ እንድሆን ስለፈቀድሽ፣
            ድንቅ አደረግሽ እቴ – ለድንቅሽም ድንቅ ይስጠው፣
            ለቸር ልብሽም ሃሴት – ፍስሃሽም ሞልቶ ይትረፈው።
            መሄጃሽ ሁሉ ይድመቅ – ጎዳንሽን ብርሃን ይሙላው ፣
            ፈቃድሽም ይስመር – ውለታሽንም ሰማየ ሰማያት ያኑረው።

            እላለሁም ተመስገን – ዓወተን ለፈጠረ፣
            ዓወተን ላደራጀ – ዓወተን ላሳመረ ።

  • Abrehet Yosief

    Selam Girmay
    ንፉዕ ግርማይ
    ይፍሰሰስልካ ሃብቲ ካብ ሰማይ

  • Brhan

    Salam Alikum Awate,

    A fundraising event also works!

    Awate readers you can do that with your family members and friends.

    I had a good experience in that for the sake


    • Abrehet Yosief

      Selam Brhan
      Oh Brhan you are bright
      Including others is always right
      Twisted threads increase might
      I expect $500 for thinking of this poem all night

    • Selam Said,
      We appreciate what you did two years ago. Our problem has always been the lack of sustained support. We are not good at soliciting support but people like you can always help. Please do whatever you can to help. This institution cannot continue without your support and that of colleagues here. We count on you to take it upon yourselves and campaign on behalf of your website..

  • Peace!

    Thank you awate!

    Put me on for $200


    • Abrehet Yosief

      Selam Peace,
      What wonderful name
      Lucky those who walk on your lane
      Generous without any blame
      May you prosper and gain fame!

      • Now Abrehet,
        Beyan Negash is absent on a critical mission and we do not expect him to return (fully invigorated until January) but you have really covered us for his absence. As of now, you are the manager of this campaign and we hope you will accept our appeal to you to, well, accept 🙂

        Thank you for your support

    • Thank you Peace,
      We appreciate your support and with the support of a few like you, we an sustain this website. Please be an ambassador for the fundraising campaign and help spread the word . Kindly entourage your circle of friends to follow your example.