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:
  • 650 children under 18 received birth certificates in the past year because of World Vision's work.
  • 4 service-providers and institutions have improved performance capabilities because of additional equipment, capacity or budget.
  • 780 children and youth participated in activities aimed at ending violence against children.
  • 10 girls and boys received child protection case management services.
  • 487,140 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 1,770 people were involved or trained in community-level advocacy and social accountability activities aimed at holding their governments responsible for the provision of basic services.
  • 359 community-based organizations, faith-based orgnizations and other community partners were actively working for the wellbeing of children.
  • 20 community groups engaged in Citizen Voice and Action activities, calling on their governments to deliver the basic services that have been promised.
  • 1 Citizen Voice and Action documents and plans of action were created, equipping social accountability groups to accomplish their goals.
  • 20 community leaders, faith leaders and local partners were trained to understand and address underlying issues that make children vulnerable.
 
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 210 children attended early childhood development centres.
  • 768 children attended in-school or after-school literacy activities.
  • 48 youth have completed life skills training through World Vision programs.
  • 10 young people participated in groups and clubs bringing them together with their peers to learn new skills and develop positive values.
  • 8 early childhood development teachers received curriculum training, equipping them to better support young children's learning. 
  • 80 parents and caregivers received training in ways to support their young children's early development, reading and numeracy skills through play.
  • 42 caregivers received training to support their children's early reading skills using the Unlock Literacy approach.
  • 32 members from school management committees and parent teacher associations received training, equipping them to be effective in their roles.
  • 48 teachers received training in topics such as literacy, early childhood development and child-centered approaches.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 158 malnourished children recovered their health because of nutrition treatment.
  • 1,020 malnourished children between six months old and age five were admitted to supplementary feeding programs and outpatient therapeutic nutrition programs.
  • 162 people participated in trainings, counseling or activities intended to teach healthy nutrition and feeding practices.
  • 694 government health staff received training in topics relevant to their roles and responsibilities.
  • 19,398 community health workers and volunteers were trained in topics equipping them to provide good care for children and families.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 122 people applied the farmer managed natural regeneration (FMNR) approach to restore and improve pasture, forest and agricultural land.
  • 40 active savings groups created settings for members to learn financial skills, save money collectively and gain access to small loans.
  • 576 community members, including children, received training in disaster risk reduction.
  • 192 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 242 communities updated their disaster preparedness plans to provide guidance during emergency situations.
  • 21 disaster preparedness groups and committees were actively working to help their communities mitigate and response to crises.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 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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