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1 Iniversal Development of Ras Tafari Inc. SHASHEMENE ELDERS MEDICAL PROJECT

2 Elders Medical Emergency Fund Objectives To maintain, preserve and enhance the quality of health for our Shashemene Elders, through the use of holistic/herbal, conventional and preventative dietary practices. Types Emergencies Yearly Medical screening for ALL Elders willing to participate in screening phase) Quarterly interviews with Elders unwilling to be screened by Physician Consultation with trained Holistic care giver (based on availability) Specific care plans designed for each Elder, consistent with physician’s diagnosis, interview with Elder and recommendations of Trained Holistic care giver. **** Holistic and Conventional Medications for known and newly diagnosed illnesses (Diabetes, Stroke, Heart attack, fainting, falls, accidents etc) Preventative care (specific plan to be determined and developed by care giver based on medical needs) ****Care plans may include physical therapy, massages, personal hygiene (baths, nail cutting, washing of locks/hair etc.), specialty meals and juices, herbal intake.

3 Elders Medical Emergency Fund (cont’d) Disbursement process Requisition through Community office (Social Welfare Security)** Reimbursement on receipt of emergency document or prescriptions invoices** Immediate response to known critical issues (illness, accidents, prescriptions)** **IDOR is primarily interested in an accountable transparent process. SWS have the latitude to develop the most convenient method that represents these ideals. Access Frequency Herbal consultation/treatments – consistent with need and herbal consultation Medication – per need Doctor’s visit – once per year Transportation for critical care (as needed) Critical care (as needed) Daily care plan as needed (to be developed by care team after consultation with Elder, Holistic practitioner and/or doctor)

4 Elders Medical Emergency Fund (cont’d) Elder’s Qualification Age 60 and above, lacking financial and family support Age 55 and above, on the Land Grant for over 25 years, physically incapable of work, and lacking financial and family support (no immediate care giver) Repatriate Ethiopian (One local Ethiopian per 6 month should be identified and assisted from trust) Disbursement and reporting process Quarterly reports from Regional Assessor Half yearly reporting from SWS Reports to AHFI and IDOR individually Disbursements to include recipient’s name; age, type of medical care, and continued care plan.

5 List of qualified Shashemene Elders List of Elders Ras Zion Congo Rocky (Transitioned 9/2010) Bro. Rupee Daughter Baby I Ras Igus Sis. Mums Bro. Rodney Bro Moody Bro Wolfe Bro Reedy (Transitioned 2/2010) Priest Isaiah Mama Wolletti Bro Zulu (Transitioned 2/2010) Gladston Robinson Sister Gwen Brother Cyer Adoiphus Sewell Ethiopian Elder to be chosen by SWS/IDOR/AHFI

6 Shashemene Community Notice January 18, 2009 The Iniversal Development of Ras Tafari Inc. (IDOR) and African Heritage Foundation Inc. (AHFI) in collaboration with Social Welfare Security (SWS) Shashemene Committee wishes to announce and inform you on the launching of Phase II of our “Age protected Initiative”. Under this initiative elders will be ‘protected’ by IDOR’s/AHFI, Elders Medical Project (EMP) and SWS’s Welfare benefits. The EMP includes the following: Yearly Medical screening for ALL Elders Willing to participate in Screening phase Quarterly interviews with Elders unwilling to be screened by physician Consultation with trained Holistic care giver (based on availability) Specific care plan designed and personalized for each qualified elder, consistent with Physician’s diagnosis, interview with Elder and recommendations from Trained Holistic professional. *** Preventative care (specific plan to be determined and developed by care giver and based on medical needs) Herbal, holistic and conventional medications for known and newly diagnosed illnesses ***Care plans may include physical therapy, massages, personal hygiene (baths, nail cutting, washing of locks/hair etc) specialty meals and juices, herbal supplements) The SWS includes the following: Sickness benefits Maternity benefit Employment injury benefit Old age benefit Benefit to families in the event of a member passing. IDOR/AHFI wishes to express that all Ras Tafari elders who fall within our established age and disability prerequisite are encouraged to participate. SWS is for all Ras Tafari residents, their spouses and children on the land grant. It is not a single mansion initiative.

7 LETTER TO ELDERS Greetings in the Power of the Trinity, Haile Selassie I. The Lion of Judah has prevailed! Greetings beloved Elder _________________. The Iniversal Development of Ras Tafari Inc (IDOR) and African Heritage Foundation Inc (AHFI) in collaboration with The Social Welfare Security (SWS) committee Shashamane, is pleased to announce and inform you of the launching of Phase II of our “Aged Protected Initiative”, the Elders Medical Project (EMP). This was previously known as our Elder’s Medical Emergency Fund (EMEF). Phase I of our initiative was launched on September 11, Since our initial launch, we accomplished screenings, interviews, and responded to emergency several crisis faced by some of you, our distinguish Pioneers. As we embark upon the launching of Phase II of our initiative, our humanitarian and spiritual mandate remains the focal point of our goal; that our “Aged be Protected”. Consequently, we will continue to facilitate Medical services as needed, however we are expanding the services within our Project to include the following: Yearly Medical screening for ALL Elders Willing to participate in Screening phase Quarterly interviews with Elders unwilling to be screened by physician Consultation with trained Holistic care giver (based on availability) Specific care plan designed and personalized for each qualified elder, consistent with Physician’s diagnosis, interview with Elder and recommendations from Trained Holistic professional. *** Preventative care (specific plan to be determined and developed by care giver and based on medical needs)

8 Letter to Elders (cont’d) We will continue to engage the services of a qualified and competent care giving team which include Doctors, trained Holistic consultants and nurses/aides. This team will conduct physical assessments of your health, treat your immediate ailments when necessary, and make recommendations on ways to preserve and maintain good health. In humility, we have determined that you fit the criteria to be listed as one of our qualifying Elders. We are therefore asking for your full participation, complete cooperation and kind indulgence as we work together in strengthening our family! Our care team, will contact you with the dates and information on our health screening process and their scheduled commitment to your continued care. Please note that if you have any objection to the type of care and or personnel offering a specific treatment; you have the right of refusal of that specific care or personnel. You will still maintain the right to participate in the other benefits of our Project. Give Thanks to the Almighty for your work, and your positive examples of repatriation and selfless commitment. Our organizations and ALL Ras Tafari people honor your service! May the Power of the Trinity, Haile Selassie I be our collective and everliving guide! In service of the King of Kings, Ras Wayne Rose IDOR African Representative AHFI General Secretary

9 IDOR/SWS Operating Agreement IDOR Inc. Operating Agreement The Agreement is between Iniversal Development of Ras Tafari Inc. (IDOR), African Heritage Foundation Inc. (AHFI) and the Social Welfare Security (SWS) Shashemene Community. Hereby referred to as the “Parties” The “Parties” have agreed to collaborate in an Elders Medical Project (EMP) for Ras Tafari and selected indigenous Shashemene community Elders. The “Parties” have also agreed to the Duties and responsibilities: IDOR/AHFI a) Engage a care giving team inclusive of Medical professionals, Holistic herbal practitioner and Community Care Givers to screen, interview, and design specific care plans for qualified Elders. b) Raise funds for EMP through private and individual donors c) Disburse funds raised for EMP to SWS. d) Provide Policy initiatives to SWS for EMP e) Set mandate for Care giving nurses. f) Pay for membership to SWS of qualified elders SWS a) Provide full details to IDOR/AHFI and their Regional Assessor on the Administration, disbursements and management of EMP b) Provide half yearly reports to IDOR and AHFI individually c) Provide Regional Assessor with quarterly updates and access to EMP files and documents. d) Collaborate with Regional Assessor on solutions to problems affecting the EMP e) Recognize the reporting period to IDOR/AHFI as March 11 and September 11 of each calendar year f) Provide monthly payments to Care givers/Nurses g) Assist Nurses and Regional Assessor in organizing doctor’s visits for Elders h) Use fiscally conservative methods in administering EMP i) Disseminate updated IDOR information to qualified Elders and entire Ras Tafari community on EMP initiatives It is also agreed between the “Parties” that on January 4 th 2009 the amount of twenty two thousand birr (Birr 22,000.00) was disbursed to SWS by IDOR International Representative. SWS will use funds for the administration of the Elders Medical Project consistent with the terms of Phase II (see details on Phase II documents)

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15 Elders Health, Welfare and Security IDOR’s policy positions include the hungry being fed, the sick nourished, and the aged protected, the naked clothed, and the infants cared for and shelter for the shelter less. Health, Welfare and Security are vital to the sustenance of our people and for the common good of ALL humanity. We are confident that individual acts of charity and caring for our Elders and other members of our family are done daily by members of the Ras Tafari community; whether they hail from the Bobo Shanti Mansion; the Twelve Tribes of Israel; the Nyabinghi Theocratic Order, and all regions between these camps and locations in the global Diaspora and on the African continent. IDOR has recognized that the time has now matured for a focused, structured and comprehensive plan that is managed within a credible institution and which incorporates the assets and facilities available to us wherever our Elders and family reside, and which utilizes the skills, energies and resources of our community in a formal setting. Over the past year IDOR has embarked on the caring for and strengthening of the pillars of our Shashamene Ethiopian community, the Elders. Working with the Ethiopian based Social Welfare Security Committee, we enrolled and paid-up dues for over fifteen Elders in this Shashamene community based welfare program. We also initiated an Elders Medical Project which screened, treated and monitors the health and wellbeing of all our qualified Shashamene Elders. Ras Tafari Elders and Shashamene Pioneers in particular, are national treasures for the edification and historic symbolism they offer to the collective body of Ras Tafari children. This very appropriate pilot project of Elders care has been challenging, historic and successful. We give thanks to our creator Haile Selassie I for inspiring this mission. We are also thankful for the work and sacrifices of Brother Joseph McPhee, Sister Wolete Selassie, Nurse-Paulette Asher, Sister Fayolin Benjamin, Sister Lena, Sister Bev and Sister Tibebwa, all of whom are based in Ethiopia and has all contributed to the current positive developments of the project. We are equally grateful to Sister Vivette and Sister Valarie in particular and the many contributors and community workers here in the Diaspora, whom have given of their time and resources. The next phase for the Ethiopian project includes an Elders Center or meeting place. This is proposed to be a physical location in Shashamene, exclusive to the Elders, where they can avail themselves to the community to teach and share their oral history and that of the movement’s development and also to reciprocate from the community the social and emotional warmth of family; becoming more integrated, recognized and respected. This proposal is contingent upon our fund raising efforts, the consent and participation of our Elders, and the endorsement and blessings of our Father.

16 As we revel in the positive developments of our Elders project, we are mindful that our work require the good prayers and positive participation of those who are motivated toward fulfilling the vision of the Father within the ways HIM has prescribed. For those who are willing to sacrifice and participate in this historic work; we welcome your contribution of time and resources. We are also willing to coordinate and provide logistical support for those who are prepared to go to Shashemene and give service to this project or initiate other mandated IDOR projects in Ethiopia. May Love, Light and the Power of the Trinity, Haile Selassie I, be our everlasting guide! For more information please contact I MAN at or at or or Ras Wayne IDOR International

17 IDOR Rep & Members of SWS Sis Gwen, Bro Penie, Bro McPhie and Sis Wolete

18 Care giver,Sister Bev (in Red)

19 Mama Baby I, and Elder Rupee

20 Care Giver Sister Lena

21 Shashemene Elder Rupee “Through the years”

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23 Nurse Asher and Dr Yonas

24 Sister Benji, Mama Earth and Sister Joan

25 Ras Negus and Congo Rocki

26 Elder Negus and Mama Earth

27 Brother Solomon Wolfe and Brother Bertram Moodie

28 Brother Rodney

29 Pioneer Elder Zion

30 Pioneer, Elder Reid

31 Mama Earth

32 Mama Baby I,(far right) Congo Rocki and Elder Rupee

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34 Ras Iyudah, Ras Zion, Ras Zekael & Elder Rupee

35 IDOR’s Regional Assessor Brother Reuben Kush

36 Elders Medical Project meeting 1/18/2009 (Mama Baby I, Elder Rupee & Ras Kabinda)

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40 You must go forth to encounter the problems where they exist in order to solve them. In this you must act as examples to others. It may be that your country and countrymen require the sacrifice of your personal comfort as part of your duty! To envy the achievements of others and to complain of one's own problems is a specialty of the indolent, and is tantamount to shying away from responsibility. You all know that the developed world achieved its high degree of advancement, not quickly nor by mere talk, but by hard work over a long period of time." - GIREMAWI KEDAMAWI HAILE SELASSIE I


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