Flame Award

Tsinat Flame Award

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2021 COMMUNITY SERVICE TSINAT FLAME AWARD NOMINATION FORM

Tsinat Flame Award is formal recognition effort designed to honor members of our community individuals who have made outstanding contributions and shown exemplary leadership for families children with special needs.

To recognize the efforts of people with disabilities and those who support them, each year we celebrate to pay tribute to this deserving group by presenting the Disability Awareness and Recognition Awards (Tsinat Flame Award).

The public is encouraged to nominate people whom they know, or people and organizations that have had a positive impact on the lives of those with disabling in the Ethiopian community. Taking a few minutes to share their story with us could propel them to become the 2021 Tsinat Institute Hero.

Nominations are being accepted in the following criteria:
1. Award Timeframe

Submit the completed form by Saturday, July 31, 2021. The 2021
Community Service Award will be presented at the Saturday, September 4, 2021.

2. Criteria and Nomination Guidelines

The nomination must demonstrate the nominees ongoing service in Ethiopian community, which incorporates the below characteristics. Please describe how the nominee has met each of the below characteristics:

A. Leadership: An individual who makes significant contributions to building a sense of unity and purpose in families of special needs in Ethiopian community. The nominee should have a demonstrated ability to build stronger communities through promotion of personal growth and development.

B. Social Responsibility: An individual who assists others in improving Ethiopian disable communities through volunteer programs, social groups, outreach centers, sports programs or after school groups.

C. Mentorship: An individual who demonstrates positive values and behaviors that influence others in Ethiopian disabled community. The nominee should have examples of instances during which they have mentored community members in a positive way.

D. Change Agent: An individual who influences or stimulates disabled individuals in Ethiopian community to effect positive changes through personal development or self-improvement. The nominee should have demonstrated their role as a change agent.

3. Reward Type
Individual winner will receive a cash donation to a 501(c)3 charity of their choice. A winner will also be invited to September 4, 2021 Tsinat Institute annual banquet and will be publicly recognized.

Please summarize the overall contributions of this individual to the disabled community. f relevant and you have it, please provide additional background information about the person being nominated. For example: volunteer service; membership on boards; offices held; involvement in coalition or advisory groups, civic committees, task teams, etc.
What is the specific nature of the Community Service performed for which you are nominating this individual for this award?
Please describe why you think this person should receive the Community Service Award. Please indicate how this individual exemplifies the ideal of “Service Above Self”.

A Call to Tsinat Flame Award Nomination 

Tsinat Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization vision to equip the young generation for leadership and to advocate a better spiritual, emotional, and social wellbeing for people with disabilities. Tsinat Institute strongly believes everyone, regardless of disability, deserves the opportunity for a full life where they can live, learn, work, and play alongside through all stages of life. We also develop tools and provide resources for improving the quality of life for people living with a disability. 

Tsinat Flame Award is formal recognition effort designed to honor members of our community individuals who have made outstanding contributions and shown exemplary leadership for families children with special needs

የጽናት ፍሌም አዋርድ በኢትዮጵያውያን ማህበረሰብ ውስጥ የተለያየ የአካል እክል ያለባቸውን ሰዎችን ሕይወት ለማሻሻል ከፍተኛ አስተዋጽኦ ያደረጉ ወገኖችን እየመረጥን በዓመት አንድ ጊዜ እውቅና እንሰጣለን፡፡ በዚህ ፕሮግራም ሕብረተሰቡን በመሰብሰብ አንድ ኮንፍረንስ እናዘጋጃለን፡፡ 

2020 Flame Award Winner

We recognize that disability reflects diverse characteristics and experiences, and community integration is a crucial component to achieve our goal. To recognize the efforts of people with disabilities and those who support them, each year we celebrate to pay tribute to this deserving group by presenting the Disability Awareness and Recognition Awards (Tsinat Flame Award).

The public is encouraged to nominate people whom they know, or people and organizations that have had a positive impact on the lives of those with disabling in the Ethiopian community. Taking a few minutes to share their story with us could propel them to become the 2020 Tsinat Institute Hero.

የአካል ጉደተኝነት በኢትዮጵያ

በኢትዮጵያ ለአካል ጉዳተኞች ያለው ግንዛቤ በአብዛኛው የተሳሳተ ስለሆነ የአካል ችግር ያለበትን ሰው ምንም ነገር ማድረግ የማይችል ጥገኛ አድርጎ ማሰብ የተለመደ ነው። የአካል ጉዳት ያለባቸውን ልጆች የሚያሳድጉ ወላጆች ችግሩ የመጣው በእርግማን፣ በዘር፣ በውቃቢ፣ ወይም አንድ ሰው በሰራው ክፉ ስራ እንደሆነ በማሰብ ለጉዳተኛ ልጆቻቸው የሚሰጡት ከበሬታና እንክብካቤ እጅግ አናሳ ነው። ጉዳዩን አሳዛኝ የሚያደርገው፣ የአካል ጉዳት ያለባቸው ወጣቶችም ራሳቸውን የተረገሙ ወይም መንፈስ ለመቀጣጫ ያስቀመጣቸው አድርገው ስለሚያስቡ ባሉበት ሁኔታ ተስፋ በመቁረጥ እስከ እለተ ሞታቸው በሃዘን ይኖራሉ። 

አካል ጉዳተኛ የሆኑ ወገኖች ልክ እንደማንኛውም ሰው ኅብረት ማድረግ፣ መብታቸውን ማስከበር፣ መጽናናትና መበረታታትን ይፈልጋሉ። በዚህ ረገድ ከሁሉም የአካል ጉዳቶች በላይ፣ የአእምሮ ጉዳት ያለባቸው ልጆች የሚደርስባቸው የአካልና የስነ ልቦና ተጽእኖ አንዳንድ ጊዜ አስከፊ ደረጃ ላይ ይደርሳል። እነዚህ ልጆች ተፈጥሮ የሰጣቸው ጉዳት ሳያንሳቸው ለዓመታት በአንድ ጨለማ ክፍል በማስቀመጥ፣ በገመድ ከአልጋ እግር ጋር በማሰር፣ አስፈላጊውን ምግብና እንክብካቤ በመንፈግ፣ ሰው እንዳያያቸውና ከሕብረተሰቡ ሳይቀላቀሉ ርቀው እንዲቀመጡ በማስገደድና በመሳሰሉት ዘመናቸውን በብቸኝነት እንዲሰቃዩ ይደረጋሉ። 

የጽናት ተማጥኖ

አንድ ሕብረተሰብ ጠንካራ የሚሆነው የአካል ጉዳተኞችን ጨምሮ ሁሉም በአንድ ላይ ተደምረው የሚፈጥሩት የጣምራ ክንድ ሲሆን ነው።  ለውጥና መሻሻል ባጋጣሚ አይመጣም። ለለውጥና መሻሻል አለመዘጋጀት ለውድቀት መዘጋጀት ነው። የምንፈልገውንና የምንመኘውን ትልቅ ለውጥ በአካል ጉዳተኞች ዙሪያ ለማምጣት ደፍረን የመጀመሪያውን እርምጃ ልንወስድ ግድ ይላል።

 ትክክለኛ የሕይወት ስኬት ሌላው ሰው የሚኖረውን ኑሮ በተሻለ ምድራዊ መለኪያ በቅምጥል ህይወት መኖር ሳይሆን ለተፈጠሩለት ዓላማ መኖር መቻል ነው። ስኬት ራሳችንን ከሌሎች ጋር የምናወዳድርበት ሳይሆን ሰው በውስጡ ያለውን ችሎታና ተሰጥኦ ለይቶ በሚያገኛቸው ማንኛውም እድሎች ሁሉ ተጠቅሞ ለሕብረተሰቡ የሚጠቅሙ ስራዎች መስራት መቻል ነው። ስኬት ነገ የሚወጣ የማለዳ ፀሐይ ሳይሆን ዛሬ የሚለቀም የደረሰ ፍሬ ነው። ስኬታችን በህብረተሰቡ ውስጥ ለውጥ ካላመጣ ፍሬ አልባ ዛፎች እንሆናለን:: ለውጥ ደግሞ በደረስንበት የሕይወት ጉዞና እርምጃ ትንሽም ይሁን ትልቅ የሚቆጠር እንጂ አንድ ቀን አንድ ቦታ በአንድ እድል የሚወጣ ሎተሪ አይደለም። የምድራችንን የአካል ጉዳተኛ ወገኖችን ሕይወት ለመለወጥ፣ ስራን አክባሪና ሌብነትን የሚጠየፍ ትውልድ እንዲነሳ ሁላችንም የበኩላችንን ጠጠር ልንጥል ግድ ይላል።

FAQ about Tsinat Flame Award

Who is eligible for Tsinat Flame Award?

Tsinat Flame Award is our formal recognition effort designed to honor individuals who have made exemplary leadership by an individual that demonstrates dedication, integrity, and significant positive and transformational impact on families of children with special kids. We recognize individuals with a strong commitment to help and support the disabled community. Selected honor will announced at Tsinat Flame Award Annual award ceremony. Tsinat Flame Award nominees must be at least 18 years of age.

በሕብረተሰቡ ውስጥ ያለውን የአካል ጉዳት ለመቀነስ ከፍተኛ እገዛ ያደገሩ ግለሰቦች ለዚህ ሽልማት ብቁ ናቸው፡፡ እነዚህ ምሳሌ የሆኑ ወገኖች በሰሜን አሜሪካ ወይም በኢትዮጽያ የሚኖሩ ሊሆኑ ይችላሉ፡፡ በዚህ የእውቅና ሽልማት በሕብረተሰቡ ውስጥ ከፍተኛ ስራዎችን እየሰሩ ግን ሰው ያላወቃቸውን ፈልጎ እውቅና መስጠትና ማበረታታት ላይ ትኩረት እንሰጣለን

Who can submit the application?

Anyone may submit an application or nomination for Tsinat Flame Award. Nominations or applications must clearly document why the candidate should be considered for this distinguished honor. Your submission can include relevant supporting documentation that outline the candidate’s accomplishments. 

ማንኛውም ሰው ይህንን የእውቅና ሽልማት መወዳደር ይችላል፡፡ ግለሰቦች ራሳቸውን ለሽልማት ምርጫ ማስገባት ይእላሉ፡፡ ወይም ለሌላ ሰው ማመልከቻ ማስገባት ይቻላል፡፡

When is the application time?

The 2020 application and selection is closed. Application and nomination period for 2021 will open to the community on first week of March. Application will be open for four months until June 30, 2021. The 2021 Flame Award dinner party will be held in September, 2021. Exact date will be determined when we finalize the process.

የ2020 ሽልማት ጊዜ ተጠናቆና የዓመቱ ተሸላሚ ተመርጦ አልቋል፡፡ የሽልማቱና የእውቅናው ቀን እሁድ ዲሴምበር 20, 2020 ከምሽቱ  4pm-6pm Eastern Time በዙም ኮንፍረንስ እናደርጋለን፡፡ አሁን ባለው ኮቪድ ምክንያት በአካል መገናኘት አንችልም፡፡ የዙም መግቢያ 557 001 5567 ሲሆን ፓስዋርዱ 1020 ነው፡፡ የ2021 ዓም ሽልማት ምልመላ በማርች ወር 2021 ይከፈታል፡፡

Can I submit more than one nomination?

Yes. You can submit up to two nominations per year. You can submit one nomination for an individual on the form at a time. 

አንድ ሰው እስከ ሁለት ማመልከቻ ማስገባት ይችላል፡፡ ከሁለት በላይ ማመልከቻ ከአንድ ሰው ማስገባት አይፈቀድም፡፡

What is the reward?

Every year, we select one person for the award. We give honor award, public recognition, and $500 gift to a non-profit organization of their choice.

ለተሸላሚ ሰው የአደባባይ እውቅና እንሰጣለን፣ የክብር ሽልማትና ሰርቲፊኬት እንሰጣለን፣ እንዲሁም $500 ዶላር እንሸልማለን