Ambo Multi Purpose Village of Tiruzer Ethiopia (TEA)
Ambo is one of the 180 Woredas in the Oromia Regional State of Ethiopia. It is located at 112 Km to the west of Addis Ababa.
The multi Purpose Village occupies a total of 46 ha of land most of it is covered with forests which is suitable for beekeeping and refreshment, recreational picnic sites. The primary program activities being implemented in this village are environmental protection, culture, education and apicultural-agriculture.
The village is represented as the best of an integration of cultural, apiculture, research, plant nursery site for forest diversification, and refreshment colliders within a unique community village. Both physically and operationally, community-based multi-Purpose village provides a cluster of unique facilities, services and conveniences that will be attractive to the local communities of Oromia Region, but will also become a destination for international visitors to engage in recreation and learning activities of a cultural-agricultural and socio-enterprise nature.
In addition, the multi-purpose village is suitable for students, community members, researchers to learn, diagnose issues, etc on forestry, beekeeping and culture together with its refreshment site.
Consequently, the forest is rich in trees and diversified plants to implement beekeeping for honey production and refreshment and cultural heritages untapped opportunities that can transform the community members to prosperity. Furthermore, the district which Ambo town is located in, have plenty of underutilized and untapped cultural heritage and historical sites that will help attract tourist resources in the area with different qualities and varieties in boosting tourism industry of the region. Such historical sites are old monasteries, Ambo stone (locally Dhagaa Amboo), and beautiful different dressing styles of the local residents, Gada systems (cultural based peace building approach) and other local impressive valid cultural aspects are some of the sentimental attraction of the local tourist. They are the people with traditional knowledge and practices of traditional healing methods, folk music and dances passed down from generation to generation.
The project aims include;
1. To create awareness for art and culture
2. Rehabilitation and preservation of environment
3. Help to reduce the gap between our cultural heritage and technology
4. To promote beekeeping and honey production that transforms resources currently left idling to productive system in form of innovative and modern business model of farming which is also a good eco-friendly.
5. The project harness full time labor of 100 unemployed youth & other members per annum within the communities and ensure the food security of the households.