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IDOR's Profile on Ras Tafari Youth

One of the recent and very exciting initiatives of the I-Niversal Develpment of Ras Tafari Inc. (IDOR), has been its focus on the social accomplishments and academic achievements of its regional Ras Tafari youth. As these young lions and lionesses emerge, they continue to build on the legacy of leadership, social engagement and community service, which are hallmarks within the Movement of Ras Tafari.

Asmara FalukeBaltimore County and Regional High School Girls Tennis Champion
IDOR-Ras Wayne
Lij Tafari Makonen
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This article identifies the following Ras Tafari youth achievers and their accomplishments:

  • Asmara Faluke - won Baltimore County and Regional championships in Girl’s High School Tennis. Though only a freshman at Randallstown High, Asmara was able to defeat the competition at both the County and Regional levels. She is now poised to compete at the Maryland State Competition which will be held at University of Maryland College Park on May 23-25, 2014.
  • Gehnet Rose – gained an academic internship at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Gehnet is a junior at Western Technical High School and is aspiring for a career in medicine.
  • Menyelek Selassie – was invited to, and did his own fashion show at Western Technical High School. Menyelek produces his own clothing line with exclusive hand-drawn-original art. He has created the latest “buzz” on the local Baltimore County high school scene with his “Merdina Dior” collections, a tribute to his late Grandmother. Students and their parents have eagerly purchased, and continue to show interest in his products.

IDOR also recognizes the academic pursuits of the many children parented by Ras Tafari families, and who are guided by the principles of Haile Selassie I in pursuing careers of service to humanity. The organization will identify and provide details on their accomplishments in a series of bios over the coming weeks.

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“Education develops the intellect; and the intellect distinguishes man from other creatures. It is education that enables man to harness nature and utilize her resources for the well-being and improvement of his life. The key for the betterment and completeness of modern living is education. But, ' Man cannot live by bread alone '. Man, after all, is also composed of intellect and soul. Therefore, education in general, and higher education in particular, must aim to provide, beyond the physical, food for the intellect and soul. That education which ignores man's intrinsic nature, and neglects his intellect and reasoning power cannot be considered true education.” (His Imperial Majesty, Haile Selassie I)

Give praise to Ras Tafari!!

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