Ethiopia

Working With Children in Ethiopia



Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.
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:
  • 205 adults went to our child protection training
  • 156 children participated in child protection activities
  • 500 parents in our programme now better understand the harmful impacts of physical discipline
  • 429 children participated in changing issues that influence their well being
  • 5,600 particularly vulnerable children received support

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Ethiopia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 134,991 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 18,058 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 267 health facilities were given training or supplies as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 136,203 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 211,231 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response

Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Ethiopia, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 120 teachers were trained in our literacy programme
  • 1,234 children are now attending early learning centres
  • 650 children are attending weekly reading camps 
  • 274 caregivers who've joined parenting sessions demonstrate an understanding of positive parenting methods
  • 5,092 children participated in activities focused on developing their life skills

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Ethiopia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 75 mother-to-mother peer groups received health and nutrition training 
  • 75 pregnant women and adolescents were educated on the benefits of a diverse, nutritious diet
  • 120 underweight children have been rehabilitated
  • 500 children in a nutrition programme are now a healthy weight
  • 640 community members joined training sessions 

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Ethiopia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 435 farmers learned better ways to farm their crops and livestock
  • 200 households have received training in improved agricultural technologies
  • 564 families received timely support in the wake of disasters and emergency situations
  • 400 people trained in business development services have started new businesses following their training
  • 420 community members learned how to manage their family income and expenses

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Ethiopia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020 in partnership with the World Food Programme
  • 1,450 more people now have clean water within 30 minutes of their home
  • 2 new taps were installed
  • 965 more people now have a toilet at home
  • 50 people learned about good hygiene, including how to wash their hands and keep clean
  • 250 families went to our hygiene training and now have a handwashing station with soap at home

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Ethiopia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
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