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A utopia is an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. A topia is the ideal made real (derived from utopia).

Awra Amba - Ethiopia

Located just off the northwestern end of the Addis Abba-to-Lake Tana highway.

Ethiopian Zumra Nuru founded Awra Amba over 40 years ago as an alternative developmental model to what then existed in northern Ethiopia. He wanted his community to be based on:

   gender and social equality,
   absence of organized religion,
   emphasizing hard work,
   highly valuing education, and
   caring for the elderly.

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