Flame awards 

Tsinat Flame Award is a formal recognition effort designed to honor members of our community individuals who have made outstanding contributions and shown exemplary leadership for families of 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). Therefore, the public is encouraged to nominate people they know or people and organizations that have positively impacted the lives of those with disabilities in the Ethiopian and Eritrean communities.

The nomination must demonstrate the nominees’ ongoing service in the Ethiopian and Eritrean community, incorporating the below characteristics. In addition, please describe how the nominee has met each of the below features. Nomination will be open until August 20, 2023. The 2023 Flame Award event is scheduled for September 16, 2023.

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፡፡

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

B. Social Responsibility: An individual who assists others in improving Ethiopian disabled 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 winners will receive a cash donation to a 501(c)3 charity of their choice. A winner will also be invited to the September 16, 2023 Tsinat Institute annual banquet for public recognition. 

Welcome To Flame Awards Nominate Form

Individual Being Nominated First Name

Individual Being Nominated Last Name

Individual Being Nominated Phone Number

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?

Leadership, Social Responsibility, Mentorship, Change Agent  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”.

Nomination Submitted By: 

First Name

Last Name