Ethiopia

Working With Children in Ethiopia

The economy of Ethiopia has been one of Africa’s most robust for the past decade, but a severe drought last year devastated food supplies for its 96 million citizens. In the face of this food and water crisis, World Vision committed to digging wells, maintaining water sources and helping farmers cultivate as much food as possible.

Our work in Ethiopia contributes to the well-being of vulnerable children in partnership with churches, civil society and the government. Initiatives include education, food security, health, HIV and AIDS support and water and sanitation. All programs are implemented with the goal of addressing the basic needs of children in Ethiopia while building the resilience of families and communities.

Your impact in Ethiopia

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation:

 
  • 231 children survivors of violence received support to help them cope with the trauma and recover
  • 102 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 20 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 34,667 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 52 community groups are teaching children and families to prevent disasters and protect themselves in times of crisis
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 
  • Access to safe water supplies increased with extended pipelines and new borehole wells. We equipped water management committees to ensure that water sources are properly maintained
  • 10,209 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 250 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 83,034 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 11,771 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 255 people were trained on how to repair and maintain water sources, ensuring safe water access for children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

 
  • 737 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 271 clubs are in place for children and youths to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 3,862 children and youths were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 4,005 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
     
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 
  • Community members learned how our savings groups can help increase their income and provide for their children’s essential needs such as school and medical expenses
  • 11,266 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 6,779 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 1,311 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 973 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 12,181 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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