Please check out the website for R.A.S. and other ongoing projects to forward the educational and spiritual growth of people in Ethiopia.
Here is a letter to the International Rastafari community from the site:
“”Loyalty inspires understanding, and understanding co-operation; these are the clearest evidence of strength. But a solid basis for all lies in education. It is education which allows people to live together, and makes them avoid the pitfalls of immorality, and induces respect for the law. Truly the attainment of these high aims is based on education, the helping of people to live together, to avoid indulgence, immorality and lawlessness.” Haile Selassie
Greetings to the family of Rastafari in the Ivine name of HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY
EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE THE FIRST
I&I art grateful at this present time as always for the Illa/Hola grace I&I receive through oneness with Rastafari by which I&I should consolidate I&I future and project an exemplary light and livity based on progress, reform and education which can effectively advance I&I International movement.
I&I the youths and staff of Rastafari Agro-Cultural School have been called to this work as I&I is taught by H.I.M. that it is education which paves the way for a progressive nation.
Rastafari Agro-Cultural School is the nucleus of Rastafari youth’s efforts in Ethiopia to build a secure future for the yet younger youths of the nation of Rastafari internationally, hereby I&I can act as a bridge for the advancement of the movement.
The school was founded upon the Divinity of Haile Selassie 1st and the livity of Rastafari adhering strictly to the teachings of His Imperial Majesty I&I main subject mater.
I&I the youths of the Rastafari Nation see whereby the Order of Nyahbinghi have proven through the study of African Theology to be the highest form of self discipline the world has ever seen and I&I have been trying to build upon such fundamental strengths, integrating with Ethiopians (Africans), and by so doing seal the future of all Rastafari on planet earth.
This open letter to all Rastafari World-wide reveals I&I desires as Rastafari youths to yod/trod out of this pain and misery Babylon offers and reach forward in full strength of truth and righteousness to integrate I&I continent.
I&I at the Rastafari Agro-Cultural School are still in the process of drafting a constitution to accommodate all relevant interests of the International family of Rastafari. I&I aim to utilize the status of this I&I School as a vehicle into Africa so as to generate the full support of the masses. There has got to be an input into this constitution from all Rastafari Internationally as this must include relevant clauses which will enable the smooth liaison between all corners of the earth in which I&I sojourn. I&I have got to think futuristically as to how I&I aim to conquer Babylon’s international immigration limitations.
The kind of Education which seek I&I to emulate & establish is hereby expressed in this speech by the U.N.I.A.’s chief Honourable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, he quoted,
“To be learned in all that is worth knowing. Not to be crammed with the subject matter of the book or the philosophy of the classroom, but to store away in your head such facts as I&I need for the daily application of life, so that you may the better in all things understand your fellowmen/women, and interpret your relationship with your Creator.
You can be educated in soul, vision and feeling, as well as in mind. To see your enemy and know him as a part of the complete education of man; to spiritually regulate one’s self is another form of higher education that fits man for a noble place in life, and still, to approach your brother by the feeling of your own humanity, is education that softens the ills of the world and makes us kind indeed.
Many a man was educated outside the schoolroom. It is something you let out, not completely take in. I&I are part of it, for it is natural; it is dormant simply because I&I will not develop it, but JAH creates every man with it knowingly or unknowingly to him who possesses it- that’s the difference. Develop ours and I&I become as great and full of knowledge as others without even entering Babylon’s classroom.”
Repatriation is a must and I&I are called upon as the youths of the family to guarantee this effectively at home and abroad. Through education I&I can come to realise the things which undermines Inity any co-operation and identify the strengths which is ever present through the positivity of the teachings of H.I.M. (collective security).
Unless I&I erect buildings of socio-economic importance inside Ethiopia to provide goods and services, for example (clinics, schools, orphanages, cottage industries, agricultural projects and training programmes) to name just a few, I&I ultimate impact inside Africa will not be felt to the full.
Education in all it’s positive guises has a lot to offer any developing nation. As I&I the Nation of Rastafari grow I&I need to correct any mistakes, Now! Asserting the present and salvaging the former strengths of the historical settings of Rastafari’s original calling, long before the total disregard of the Order of Nyabinghi which holds I&I freewill livity.
The bad wine that have been fed to I&I people during these years of colonialism, mind pollution and genocide have had a damaging effect on I&I inity/unity.
It is of great importance for I&I to address this matter seriously as I&I the youths are not expecting to fail as I&I School bears the name of I&I saviour H.I.M. Haile Selassie 1st . At this point in time I&I await an urgent response from all the Nation of Rastafari whether groups, organs or individuals who have I&I the youths interest at heart, so as to be able to complete the drafting of the school’s constitution. I&I own syllabus and curriculum as relates to I&I.
I&I intention is to set I&I Headquarters and Administrative development in Ethiopia so there will be full need for total communication internationally so as to benefit all of I&I Rastafari.
The emergence of new ways in which I&I can collaborate with other Rastafari institutions internationally for inclusion on I&I school’s mailing list, and receive I&I “Quarterly Newsletter.”
The Tabernacle being constructed in Shashamane by brethrens and sistrens of the international family of Rastafari, must be utilised for the spiritual as well as the moral education of I&I people, so I&I all need to support these efforts, so that it’s completion, will coincide with the transition of the school, teacher and students from there in the heart of Babylon to Mount Zion.
I&I would also be appreciative if all the Rastafari groups, organs and houses internationally, set units of the Rastafari Agro-Cultural Schools in their respective towns or cities of sojourn, coordinating I&I efforts from Ethiopia, so that all can grow together internationally having one mutual bond of love Rastafari.
I&I await positive feedforward/feedback from this correspondence and know that as soon as I&I start to move together in one direction and train up I&I Rastafari youths in the ways that they should trod, the future of I&I movement and the salvation of I&I nation will be assured. Wise-speak does not grow from non-participation so Janhoy say, therefore I&I have got to realise this.
I&I the youths and Rasses of Rastafari Agro-Cultural School have not got much time to waste in Babylon, as I&I Rastafari youths need Mount Zion reality NOW!
Africa is I&I destination and repatriation through Education I&I ultimate goal.
Rastafari Agro-Cultural School is at this time pleased to present to the youths of the Rastafari world this first hand exploration. I&I are open to the freewill input of every Rastafari as I&I need volunteers world-wide to liaise with I&I to fulfill these works set forward by H.I.M. Rastafari.