Eritrean First & Minerals
I left Eritrea when I was 12 years old. Now, I am 47 years old. I lived 35 years in the west. The first 12 years were the most important years of my life. I learn how to read and write Tigrinya but
I grew up in Asmara only. I didn’t travel/go a lot of places in Eritrea or Asmara. I remember when we young, we use to be scare to go Aba Shawul, or anywhere other than Downtown of Asmara.
Now whenever I go Eritrea, I spend exploring outskirt of Asmara and other villages. I am not sure what most people do when they go to Asmara but I go there in the intention of Teaching mathematics or prospecting for minerals.
Most of my 35 years, I spend studying and reading books. I have passion for mathematics. Here, I like to help Kids who struggle in math because I can show them how easy can be math if one understand the logic of math. I specialize in logic how to reason correctly. I teach kids how to reason correctly in math. Math can be taught logically and easily.
When I go outskirt of Asmara, I go early morning when most people go school, church or work to study the minerals before the weather temperature rises high.
What I found out is that most Eritrean don’t know what is in their back yard what kind of minerals, they have. It seems there is abundant silver, gold and other Precious minerals but either don’t know it what they have or don’t share it the information.
One time I went far away from Asmara, I got lost, I didn’t know where I was and I was trying to get back to Asmara. Finally, a lady and man were coming and I waited to ask them for direction, I said excuse me to the lady, can you please tell me which direction I need to go to Asmara, and the lady she look round and notice a man was behind her and she waited until he past, she ask me do you know where you are? I said no. I was thinking what kind of question is that if I know where I was why would I ask her for direction. Shhh This is “Hager dihinet” . I didn’t know what it was but she was trying to tell something but I didn’t understand it, all I knew was I shouldn’t be around there and I went there because I saw some construction there and I want to see what we were building. After she gave direction, I walked about 20 minutes, I was close to the Asmara’s Zoo area. Then I took taxi there to the city.
I was walking and traveling freely in the whole of Asmara and Eritrea but I learn that as long I didn’t do anything strange no one bother me. Everybody was does his/her business. All I was doing was studying the minerals. The funny thing is that every time I pick up something from the ground to look it up close, people were watching me. Either they were. Thinking” Niameta Zitsilelsi Lomzeben Emni yeliel” or as if I found money from the ground. I learned later, that most people are very alert and watching you even though, they don’t say to you anything.
There is a lot of silver and gold in Asmara and other precious minerals in Asmara and outskirt of Asmara. A lot people could help themselves simply knowing how to process it what to look for. I can teach them identified it. Eritrean people are the least unconscious people other than the government in Africa. I am not sure why even immigrate out from Eritrea when we have all The wealth in front of our house?
When I come to Eritrea next I would like to teach people about mathematics, and how to apply it. Also how to identify minerals and how to process it. It is better I teach people how they can get money than giving them money.
As for me I don’t really care about minerals, I don’t even value more than the knowledge itself but I would like to create jobs and income for people by sharing information. What I would like to ask our government is to help us to become partner and work together. To give us a chance to help ourselves by partnering with us. Our resource should be for us, Eritrean. Our government should partner with first and western. Why shouldn’t our government partner with us? I would like to see amendment to our chapter 6 about partnership. Partnership with Eritrean firs and other second. We, Eritrean should come first. Eritrean First.