Heritage and Culture

The Ethiopia Day celebration showcases Ethiopia as a country with a wealth of cultural social environment and an exotic contiguous living system.

Sport Activities

We will have six local soccer teams competing in celebration of Ethiopia Day. Place of tournament and time is to be determined. Stay tuned.

Health Workshops

The Ethiopia Health Professionals Association (EHPA) will participate in providing health education and screening, such as measuring blood pressure, and blood sugar.

Community Dental Care, a non-profit partner with Parkland Hospital, the United Way, and Baylor College of Dentistry will be present. Community Dental Care provide free or low cost dental treatment in the Dallas area. They also teach good dental habits to children and adults.

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Educational Activities

The Education Committee has a challenge for local Ethiopian kids to write an assay with no more than 5 pages and 500 words.

Submit your essay by August 15, 2017. ​Please email your essay to There will be a cash award.

2017 MAAEC Scholarship Application

MAAEC, Inc. in DFW is pleased to announce, for the second year, a scholarship competition for high school graduates from its members’ households.

We encourage all students who fulfill the following eligibility criteria to participate:

1. The student’s Household should be a member of MAAEC, Inc.

2. The student has completed high school with cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above in 2017.

3. The student writes and submits an essay on the subject according to the guidelines listed below.

Title of the essay: Ways and means to encourage the Ethiopian Youth in DFW to participate in the Local

Ethiopian Community affairs, particularly in MAAEC, Inc leadership.

Guidelines and formats for writing:

Use Times New Roman with a font size of 11

Use a Letter page size with Margins of 1 inch in all directions

Abstract (250 words maximum, single spaced):

Provide an abstract which can be used as a stand-alone- document: Your abstract should provide a clear

and concise statements of the PERCEVIED ways and means and opportunities to encourage the youth to

participate in Local Ethiopian Community in DFW, summary of the needed steps for implementing your

vision, the significance of your vision for the future of the community, and conclusions indicating

tangible steps.

Main Document/Text (1500 words maximum, double spaced).

You can organize the main body of your text using subheadings: (For example; Introduction, Purpose and significance, Discussion, and Conclusions).

Provide a detailed discussion of the proposed vision including the perceived ways and means and

opportunities to encourage the youth to participate in Local Ethiopian Community in DFW.

Give an extensive outlook detailing goals and ways of implementations. Include significance and purpose

of the planned steps. Give a conclusion or summary of the resolutions or the expected outcomes when

your stated visions are implemented.


9858 Plano Rd Ste 110, Dallas, TX 75238

Phone: (214) 321-9992

Talent Show Competition

As we did last year, we are seeking people with talents such as singing, sports, comedy, playing musical instruments, and more. If you have that talent and are interested, please contact our office immediately as we have to select the top three. The deadline for this talent show competition is August 15, 2017


We invite all business owners and representatives to showcase their business services and products at the event. As usual, we look forward to seeing vendors to present Ethiopian made apparel products, traditional consumers, souvenirs, music CD’s, DVDs, Children’s books, face paint for kids.

For the vendor registration fees, please refer to the vendor application form.


We will present historical and cultural artifacts and pictures to showcase that Ethiopia is a country with a wealth of cultural social environment and exotic contiguous living system.

Food & Music

There will be fresh Ethiopian dishes, such as the famous Tibs​, Shiro as well as pizzas, sandwiches, and snacks served.

At the third Annual Taste of Ethiopia event, we will present Ethiopian tradition food and coffee ceremony​ to those with appropriate ticket purchase​. Cultural Ethiopian beverages may be available.

The Ethiopia Day event will include live modern and traditional music by Ethiopian artists and DJs.


Taste of Ethiopia

Once again, we are celebrating Ethiopia Day this year at the Plano Centre. As you may recall, Taste of Ethiopia was introduced three years ago as part of the Ethiopia Day celebration. The objectives of Ethiopia Day are:

  • To enhance the relationship between the Ethiopian community and the various diverse communities in the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex.

  • To educate the metroplex communities the rich culture and history of Ethiopia.

  • To expand the goals of the Ethiopian Day annual event by including the DFW diverse communities.

  • Other benefits included helping Ethiopian businesses triumph in business from the exposure they are getting from Taste of Ethiopia.

Cultural Fashion Show

We are excited to bring to you a Cultural Fashion Show from the various Ethiopian ethnicity.

Entrance Fees

Ethiopia Day: $20 for adults, $10 for students, 12 and under free

Taste of Ethiopia: $20 for adults, $10 for students, 12 and under free (Ethiopian Coffee ceremony along with all Ethiopia day activities). Taste of Ethiopia is planned for non-Ethiopians.

Mutual Assistance Association for the Ethiopian Community

9858 Plano Rd,

Suite #110,

Dallas, TX 75238

Phone. 214-321-9992