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:
  • 295 survivors of abuse, including 182 cases of child labour and 77 cases of child marriage, received support to help them cope with trauma and recover
  • 297 children with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
  • 3,817 children participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 37,199 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 71 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.
  • 1,685 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 103 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 2 health facilities were improved with renovations to better care for children and families
  • 264 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 80 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children 
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

  • 10 children who dropped out of school were reintegrated to the education system with the help of local volunteers 
  • 15 schools were renovated and 30 others received classroom tools and resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
  • 18,633 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 3,088 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 7,537 children were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.
  • 1,091 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 1,502 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 2,719 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 263 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 27,892 farmers received inputs like livestock, seeds and tools, to increase their ability to produce more nutritious food and market the excess for a regular income
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.
  • 1,077 people learned about menstrual hygiene and the changes that occur during puberty
  • 30 technicians were trained to repair and maintain water sources, ensuring safe water access for children and families
  • 4,340 people are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 500 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 6,810 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources  
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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