ICS ADDIS ANNUAL REPORT 2017-18 ICS ADDIS ANNUAL REPORT 2017-18 - Page 14

ICS ADDIS 14 Our scholars, through the Scholarship Club, are actively involved in numerous academic and community events. Among others, they produce, direct and star in the annual Azmari Night, Amharic Play, Community Garage Sale and ICS International Day. Besides building the students’ planning and organizational skills, these events raise funds for the scholars’ international travels. Azmari Night The Scholarship Club plans, directs and hosts the annual Azmari Night, an event celebrating Ethiopian arts and literature. Notable authors and poets are invited to present their works. Scholarship students participate in the event reading their own poems, organizing the potluck and raising funds. Amharic Drama Every year, our scholars co-direct and perform produced and performed in “Marriage of Unequals”, a popular Amharic play by Mengistu Lemma, a prominent Ethiopian poet and playwright. in a live production in Amharic. This year they International Day The scholars represent Ethiopia in the annual ICS International Day. They promote the Ethiopian culture and perform Ethiopian traditional dances. Annual Garage Sale The scholars plan and host the annual ICS Garage Sale, an annual fundraising event.