Neither Here Nor There: Perspectives on Identity by the Young Eritrean and Ethiopian Diaspora in America

February 9, 2010

Doing Big Things: Eri-United

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As mentioned in our recent post – there are a lot of Eritreans and Ethiopians doing big things in the Diaspora.  We frequently post young people’s work on our Facebook page, but we will now also feature people here on our blog. 

The first feature in this series goes to 24 year old Tedros Ahferom.   Here he is doing big things: 

Who are you?

Tedros Ahferom  24 years old. is the site that I have made.  I have also Eri-united on facebook and the Dutch version of Facebook called Hyves. Our main goal is to bring the Eritrean community as much as possible closer to each other.

At the sites you have the ability to chat, listen music, watch video’s, talk on forums, join polls and more things. At this positive way, we want to interact with our ‘brothers and sisters’. 

We are trying to keep all the sites updated, that’s the reason why 3 other friends are helping me out. Without them I could not do it. 


Where do you live?

in Holland, Rotterdam


What Big Thing did you do?

I designed a Eritrean soccer shirt myself and with help from a supplier I made them.



Because there are not good looking Eritrean soccer shirts. And there are many sportive Eritrean people.  Main reason for designing this shirt was because, I want something all Eritreans can be proud of. 


How did you come up with it?

I saw many t-shirt that were made. But I wanted this one to be special and I thought lets make a soccer shirt instead of a normal t-shirt with standard text or picture on it. There has never been a Eritrean soccer shirt made, so I was starting to ask some friends if it would be a good idea. They said it would be a great idea, and they were all excited about it.  And after that I began to set it up.

 A message from Tedros and Eri-United:

 Eri-United presents: The long expected Eritrean soccer shirt.

Are you like every Eritrean person that is proud of his nationality, and you want to show this to everyone.

We can give you now this opportunity by wearing the Eritrean soccer shirt.

When Eri-United designed this shirt we wanted to use the flag and the colours and bring this back on the shirt.

You can also find the colours on the sleeves of the Eritrean soccer shirt. The shirt is made of Extreme Fiber, this is the same substance that big clubs have.

A substance that is moisture-regulating and is 100% breathable.

Available in the sizes: 128, S, M, L, XL and XXL. (Limited edition, so be quick.)

The Eri-United soccer shirt is available for the fantastic price of  € 35, – !


You can order this shirt by emailing to or visiting



1 Comment »

  1. Keep up the good work Tedros, your doing big things!!!

    Comment by R Tzeggai — February 10, 2010 @ 3:20 am | Reply

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