MCMDO URBAN DISTITUTE SUPPORT CENTER Inaugurated and started its work on Tuesday September 10/2019.
The UDS center support for street children is a new project funded by WORLD BANK and implemented by MCMDO through Ministry of labor & social affairs in Addis Ababa city administration.
The project targeted 1842 urban destitute street children in different sub cities of Addis Ababa city for 2 years.
Mothers and Children Multisectoral Development Organization /MCMDO/ had ample experience working with street children in Addis Ababa for the last seven years.
The project will provide major services for the beneficiaries both on Rehabilitation and Reintegration(Psychosocial support service, Reunification of children with their family/parents, Provision of start-up capital, Life skill, Health education & Sport recreation service, Reunification, TVET training and Start Small Skill business education)
Besides the children’s get Housing and Food service in which they can get proper life as any ordinary person.
The inauguration ceremony of the project started at 5.00am local time; the beneficiaries, Dr. Ergoge Tesfaye(Ministry of Labour and Social Affair Minister),Ato Getahun Abdisa (Ministry of Labour and Social Affair Deputy Minister), W/ro Alemtsehay Pawlos (Bureau of Labour and Social Affair Head), Different Gov’t bodies and Guests arrived.
According to the schedule for first round 50 children’s and youths get in to the center to (their home).
The guests visited the center which is prepared for the beneficiaries and Ato Tilahun Mulugeta (Executive Director of MCMDO) guide them about the project activities and how the project going to be applied though the organization’s experience on the project.
The program passed with great celebration it starts with welcoming all the beneficiaries and Guests speech by (Rekik Dagne PR and Documentation Officer), followed by Speech of the day by W/ro Adanech Kebede (Board Chairperson of MCMDO), Motivational speech and thank MCMDO for taking the chance to work on this project by Dr. Ergoge Tesfaye and last Speech about the project and thanking MCMDO for its good works by W/ro Alemtsehay Pawlos.
Dr. Ergoge Tesfaye played different games with the beneficiaries; she also gave them advice’s on their behaviors.
Followed, some children’s personal testimony of their feeling at a moment and they dance with Ethiopian New Year music with all the guests.
The children’s had Photo program with Dr.Ergoge Tesfaye and all Guests and also all MCMDO staffs.
Finally the event was closed with lunch program; Dr. Ergoge, W/ro Alemtsehay and Ato Getahun served lunch for the children’s and all guests attained the lunch program.