GADA Centre

HELP US HEAL  

The  G.A.D.A  Administration  Centre (A Vision of the Future)

Ras Seenaa Habte Wold is standing in Sheshemane on the land site where the Rastafari embassy, development hub and campaign centre shall be built.

His mission includes encouraging tourism, cottage industries, agriculture and business development, to encourage people to visit, invest, migrate or repatriate to Ethiopia and the wider African continent.

The G.A.D.A centre will co-ordinate the daily running and development of the program and of the associated businesses including management of properties under our care.

The “Think – Tank” is crucial; this is the place where positive thinking can be harnessed, where university students can share their ideas, where business people and entrepreneurs can share idea’s and create together a place where cottage industries can be incubated, bringing ideas and capital together.

 

HOLISTIC HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Your health is your wealth; we can heal ourselves through the power of the Almighty and the gifts of nature.

Spiritual, Mental, Physical problems have dragged the human structure down to the point of collapse, our centre harnesses the power of nature and healing to revitalise and rebuild your structure.

Healing is our focus, spiritual re-connection with the Creator, mental connection with the natural elements, and physical connection with humanity.  Organic and specially selected herbs & spices will help the healing process.  Spiritual spaces are abundant for holistic healing through prayer, fasting, drumming & chanting, meditation, exercises, sauna, steam rooms, massages & health-care products.

FARMING PROGRAMS & COTTAGE INDUSTRIES                                              

Agriculture & agro-processing are extremely lucrative and will be a major source of income, farming will supply the raw materials to be processed and refined into multiple value added products, such as oranges into orange juice.

This industry will create many jobs from the farming fields into the science labs and onto the market shelf.

Specialist crops of Herbs & Spices, Sesame Seeds, Soya Beans, Fruit Crops, Vegetables, Animal Husbandry are all viable.

SPORTS FACILITIES

The centre aims to provide free sporting facilities for the children of the community as part of the holistic healing framework.

We will develop sport leagues for boys & girls.

We will help in the development of teams and will engage young people in team building activities and competition.

This will represent one aspect of the “physical” healing program

  • Sports Reception Centre
  • Indoor & Outdoor Gym
  • Multi-sport facilities
  • Children Climbing Frames
  • Health and well-being centre

 

VOCATIONAL 

  • There is a vast resource of skills to be found in the highly skilled workforce of the retired or unemployed.
  • Skilled Trainers will be paid for teaching transferable skills in our work-centres to bring people out of poverty.

The trained students will be an asset to their own community and could even become a trainer in one of our village workshop to continue the chain of training to others.

  • Capacity Building & HR Development is very important when developing a competent workforce, today’s cottage industries will form the base of larger entities tomorrow.

 

HAILE SELASSIE I STUDY CENTRE                                                                                                                     

Education is the key

The embassy will connect global universities and places of learning to fathom the phenomenon of the first Rastafari embassy in the world, and furthermore to be located in Sheshemane Ethiopia..

Ethiopia the birthplace of the King of Kings, UWI (Jamaica) birth-place of the Rastafari movement, UK, USA and worldwide.

The Rastafari embassy will house the study centre with rare books, artefacts, coins, medals & stamps, multimedia, live presentations, seminars & performances.

This will give an opportunity to highlight the history of the Emperor alongside the development of ancient and modern Ethiopia and Africa, and also to give some clarity to the questions which exist around Rastafari.

 

GALLERY OF AFRICAN HERITAGE

Ambassador Seenaa owns the “Negusa Negast” collection, one of the largest personal collections of original Ethiopian books, stamps, bank-notes, coins, medals & memorabilia in the world, in addition it features a special piece of artwork three metres long.

This collection will be the feature attraction of the exhibition giving everyone the chance to see the items and to learn the history of Ethiopia’s, ancient African history, birth of civilisation, the input of Africa into world heritage.

 

GRASSROOTS TOURS 

If you visited an attraction or place of interest every day for the rest of your life and missed out on Ethiopia, you would miss out on all the wonders of the world.

Whether you are visiting Ethiopia for the first time or are a regular wanting to explore the land, we have a range of tours that are a must! Local to Sheshemane is Wondo Genet, a mountain that houses two resort complexes with facilities including hot mineral springs baths, swimming pools, a restaurant and a hotel.

A third resort is also under development to further enhance the services that will be available on the mountain.

We also offer national tours to amazing locations across the country including;

Lake Tana

A beautiful inland sea stretching more than 84km north-south and 66km east-west, Tana is Ethiopia’s largest lake. Fringed with lush green tropical vegetation, Tana ranks as one of the counties most popular and engaging tourist destinations, thanks to its balmy climate, incredible birdlife, excellent amenities, and wealth of compelling sightseeing, which includes numerous island monasteries and the spectacular Blue Nile Falls.

The capital of Amhara Region, Bahir Dar is a wonderful place to settle into for a few days. It boasts a mellow atmosphere and a lovely location that has excellent tourist facilities and provides a great selection of sightseeing opportunities.

Lalibela

Widely known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, the medieval complex of 11 rock-hewn churches and 2 chapels at Lalibela must surely rank as the single most breath-taking historical site in sub-Saharan Africa. Hand-carved into the remote mountains of the Ethiopian interior, this cluster of religious shrines represent the apex of an ancient church-excavating tradition that dates to the arrival of Christianity in Ethiopia in the 4th century. Many of the churches are subterranean monoliths, others are carved into cliffs, enclosed by deep dry moats, and the complex as a whole is connected by a warren of tunnels, shady passages and wide courtyards.

Gondar

The city of Gondar, dubbed the Camelot of Africa, combines a modern veneer with an architectural sensibility stretching back to the Middle Ages. Gondar’s physical centrepiece is Fasil Ghebbi, a stone-walled Royal Compound dominated by the three-storey castle built in the 16030s by Emperor Fasil, the city’s founder.  Fasil Ghebbi also lends its name to a World Heritage Site that includes seven more remote constructions, most notable the Church of Debre Berhan Selassie, whose interior is among the most beautiful in the country.

Nearby there is an abandoned synagogue at Woleka that tells the story of Beta Israil (also known as Falashas or “Black Jews”), a “lost tribe” of Ethiopian Jews.  For nature lovers, Gondar is the gateway to the pretty northern Lake Tana port of Gorgora, to montane scenary at Wunenia, and the the superlative Simien Mountains Park.

Bale Mountains

Nominated as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 2009, Bale Mountains form one of Africa’s most unique and thrilling wild-life destinations. Lush evergreen forests echoing with birdsong, dense stands of giant bamboo and a pastel-shaded moorland studding with glacial streams.. these are just a few of the many habitats that make the southeast Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains National Park the most important biodiversity hotspot in the country. As well as containing a vast lava plateau with several 4,200-plus metre volcanic cones, the Bale Mountains houses over 1,3000-plus plant species and more than 75 mammal species.

Bale is surprisingly easy to explore by vehicle, yet the park is also great for enthusiastic walkers, with a wide range of day walks on offer, as well as the opportunity for overnight hikes and a horseback trail of several days duration.

Konso

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011, the 230km² Konso Cultural Landscape is named after its agricultural inhabitants, who have moulded their homeland of semi-arid hills into a productive network of flat terraced fields. The most stunning feature of Konso is its ancient hill top paleta (terrace walled villages) with its curvaceous thatches community houses.

Aksum

Aksum is steeped in legend and mystery. The oldest continuously-inhabited city in sub-Saharan Africa, it was founded more than 3,000 years ago in the days of the Queen of Sheba, who ruled over a vast trade empire from her palace there. It is also said to house the Biblical Ark of the Covenant, taken there by Emperor Menelik I centuries ago.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980, Aksum today is replete with sky-scrapping obelisks, brooding catacombs, sprawling ruined palace, engraved tablets, and other ancient artefacts dating back to its glory days as the capital of the Aksumite Kingdom.

Harar

There are endless delights in Harar, the labyrinthine alleys, the busy market places where colourfully-draped local women sell deliciously juicy tropical fruits, pastel-painted cafes brewing coffee plucked from the surrounding hills, and its unique gey gar (city houses). Inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2006, Harar Jugol is a lively and truly welcoming city, with its multifaceted aura of cultural and architectural integrity. In fact, in 2002, UNESCO awarded Harar the Cities for Peace Prize, in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the promotion of peace, tolerance and solidarity in everyday life.

Simien Mountains

Ethiopians know it as the Roof of Africa, an awesome Afro-Alpine plateau of grassy mountains and moorlands that rise to 4,544m at Ras Dejen. Upon inscribing it as Natural World Heritage Site in 1979, UNESCO lauded it as “one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, with jagged mountain peaks and deep valleys”.

To biologists, it is the most important biodiversity hotspot in northern Ethiopia, populated by an alluring wealth of prevalent plants and animals, including the imperial Walia ibex, golden-maned gelada baboon, and endearing Ethiopian wolf. The 412km² Simien Mountains National Park is also, unsurprisingly, Ethiopia’s premier trekking and walking destination.