Welcome to the online home of the Emperor Haile Selassie I Memorial Association (EHSIMA), an association dedicated to educating future generations and sharing the story of the late Emperor, who dedicated his entire life to start and expand modern education and Fine Arts throughout Ethiopia. As the 20th century’s longest serving emperor, Haile Selassie I was a model for courage, unity and leadership.
EHSIMA was established by a few volunteers on July 23, 1995, as a nonprofit organisation. It was primarily established to continue with the late Emperor’s legacy as the father of modern Ethiopian Education. The association awards scholarship to students from all over regions of the country, regardless of Ethnicity, religion, gender,etc.. but on the basis of high educational performances and socio-economic challenges, but unable to pursue their education in public universities.