Ethiopia

Working With Children in Ethiopia



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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:
 
  • 223 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 4,854 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livlihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 2,100 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 12 adults participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
  • 29 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
  • 1,129 faith and community leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 1 referral network established including healthcare, case management, business support, child protection and learning networks
  • 192 children received guidance on their spiritual journey to discover, understand and grow their relationship with God
  • 5,813 support groups established to carry out local outreach on various child well-being topics
  • 47 community groups are teaching children and families to manage disasters and respond to emergencies in order to protect themselves in times of crisis
  • 2 child friendly spaces are providing a safe place for children to play, learn and follow healthy routines
 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include figures from the Born on Time program undertaken in partnership with Plan International Canada, Save the Children Canada, Government of Canada and Johnson & Johnson.
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

 
  • 758 children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 300 children are participating in clubs that make community decisions and advocate for their protection and wellbeing
  • 6,298 children are participating in life skills clubs to learn essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 10,001 children are participating in clubs to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 1,500 children are participating in reading clubs to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 6 advocacy clubs are in place for children and youth empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 4,129 clubs are in place for children and youth helping them improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 12 reading clubs are in place for children and youth helping them improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 1,751 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 1,103 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 1,810 materials were provided for classrooms to help children learn
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include figures from the Born on Time program undertaken in partnership with Plan International Canada, Save the Children Canada, Government of Canada and Johnson & Johnson.
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.
 
  • 5,000,000 tablets of life-saving medicationwere shipped to stock medical clinics
  • 150 parents and caregivers learned about proper nutrition, common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
  • 120 malnourished children have reached a healthier weight after participating in a nutrition program
  • 177,867 people were counselled on how to properly care for mothers and babies during and after pregnancy
  • 10,001 people learned about health and nutrition topics
  • 1,788 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 353 health facilities were improved with renovations or stocked with resources to better care for children and families
  • 5 groups are helping people learn about health and proper nutrition
 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include figures from the Born on Time program undertaken in partnership with Plan International Canada, Save the Children Canada, Government of Canada and Johnson & Johnson.
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.
 
  • 1,076 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 100 people are part of savings groups, helping them save money and learn about personal finance
  • 54 savings groups are helping young people and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include figures from the Born on Time program undertaken in partnership with Plan International Canada, Save the Children Canada, Government of Canada and Johnson & Johnson.

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • 5 committees are promoting sanitary behaviours and managing water supply systems to ensure long term access to clean water
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include figures from the Born on Time program undertaken in partnership with Plan International Canada, Save the Children Canada, Government of Canada and Johnson & Johnson.

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