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COVID 19 Health response project in Dire Dawa city administration

MCMDO in partnership with French Embassy under Community Health Project in addition to Addis Ababa city Yeka sub city of woreda 01, 02 and Arada sub city woreda 08, in Dire Dawa City Administration distribute COVID 19 hygiene and protection kits (2000 face masks, 1000 sanitizer, 300 pkts of examination gloves) for about 200 health professionals based on the demand of the health facilities with financial support of French Embassy.
MCMDO also raises awareness on hygiene practice and protective measure by drafting IEC/BCC materials (Information, Education and Communication/Behavioural Change and Communication) based on WHO recommendation and disseminating IEC/BCC materials (banners and posters) among patients of the health facilities in order to raise awareness to strengthen the effort of COVID 19 prevention in the region.

Provision of COVID 19 hygiene and protection kits
Provision of COVID 19 hygiene and protection kits

Annual joint review meeting and Volunteers recognition Day

Currently MCMDO is implementing more than 30 projects in all regions of Ethiopia.

From all this MCMDO’s ChildSPACE Program is the one which directly focuses on rehabilitation and reintegration of street children; it has been striving for the well-being of children by establishing a child friendly environment in its service provision.

MCMDO is implementing the project in different sections: Heath, WaSH, Livelihoods & Child protection and sport & Recreational) in Addis Ababa city administration Arada, Addis Ketema, Ledeta, Gullele, Yeka, Nefas silk lafto and Kirkos sub cities in collaboration with Goal Ethiopia;

The project has been providing major services for the SLCY 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 Startup capital for Small business).

While MCMDO implements this project Government stakeholders and volunteers give a huge support for the children’s and the center.

Volunteering is the practice of people working on behalf of others without being motivated by financial or material gain.

The objective of the program is to give detail information about the project, briefly discus with Government stakeholders, to give recognition and appreciation, to build self-esteem and confidence for those volunteers who were supporting the organization, to welcome new volunteers those who want to join for future and to build positive relationship with stakeholders for future.

When volunteers feel appreciated they are more likely to feel connected to the program and continue their involvement.

Since MCMDO started the project volunteers and stakeholders play a big role on the implementation of the organizations objective either in person or in organization.

MCMDO has been giving recognition for volunteers and stakeholders who were supporting the project for the last 7 years; on Dec/24/2020 the organizations gave recognition for all the supports they gave.

Volunteers, representatives of d/t Gov’t stakeholders and beneficiaries attain the program at Soramba Hotel at 4.00 am.

The program include brief presentation about projects of MCMDO in general and about DIRC in specific, the benefit of volunteers and Volunteerism, discussion about street children’s with the stakeholders, Personal testimony by beneficiaries and thanking all gov’t bodies and volunteers for the supports they gave,

Finally Acknowledgement Certificates were given for those who supported the project through d/t ways.

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MCMDO implemented solar pumping project under climate change and environmental protection program in Gambela region Ablo woreda Opagna Kebele and Ethang woreda pukumu kebele with financial support of GIZ to create Employment opportunity for host communities using the solar pump.

the handover of the solar power project to the Itang woreda Administration Administrator
the handover of the solar power project to the Itang woreda Administration Administrator

Fight Corona virus together!

“MCMDO in partnership with French Embassy under Community Health Project provided Face Mask, Hand Sanitizer, Soap for 133 vulnerable households at Arada sub city woreda 08 and Face Masks, Hand Gloves, Soap & temporary hand washing water tankers for highly at risk health workers in high risk health centers in Addis ababa city Arada sub city woreda 8.”

Fight Corona virus together!

Let’s fight Corona virus together!

Community Health Project

MCMDO has Launched Provision of Sanitation and Hygiene Materials for d/t vulnerable groups and at risk health workers in Addis Ababa city Yeka sub city of woreda 01 and 02 with financial support of French Embassy.

Hand glove, face mask, Hand Sanitizer, Soap and Water Tanker has been delivered for representatives of the targeted woredas.

MCMDO implement the project to reduce the prevalence of COVID- 19 in Addis Ababa city.

provides sanitary and hygiene materials with the funding source of French Embassy to reduce the prevalence of COVID- 19 in Addis Ababa City for vulnerable households and at risk health workers.

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Ethiopia on 13 March 2020. Until today 2346 cases of the virus were reported since it’s confirmed.

Since the disease has no vaccine or an approved medicine WHO has recommended for prevention measures at community level such as avoiding gatherings, proper hand washing, use of sanitizers, staying at home, keeping physical distance, use of hand glove and face mask and avoid touching eye, nose & mouth.

As MCMDO is an active member of the health cluster which is led by WHO; MCMDO purchase and provide quality standard sanitary and hygiene materials that has certification and recommendation of WHO for targeted vulnerable households and at risk health workers.

The materials have been delivered by Ambassador Fredric Bontems through the representatives of the targeted woredas.

In the launching program the Ambassador of French Embassy Ambassador FREDRIC BONTEMS, CELINE CONTE, HUBERT TARDY-JOUBERT, CAROLINE ARNULF AND SARA ANTONIO from French embassy, Ato TESFA KENDE deputy manager of woreda 01, Ato ZERIHUN KOREME deputy manager of woreda 02, Sister ZENEBECH ABERE Medical Director of woreda 02 health center and community representatives were in the program.

woreda 02 Deputy Manager received box of kits
Group photo in the provision of Sanitary kits
Ambassador Fredric Bontems (Ambassador of French Embassy) and Ato Assefa Tesfaye (MCMDO Deputy Board Chair person)

Roman Girls

Annual Visit

“Roman Girls” are students who are getting support since 2008G.C almost for 12 years under      MCMDO’s One to one sponsorship program.

One to one sponsorship program is one of MCMDO programs under Education thematic area which support Children’s since 2000G.c. The Sponsorship Program mainly works on providing opportunities & access to education for orphan and vulnerable children through the generous support of the sponsors from different countries.
The implementation of the program is designed in two ways;
– One to one sponsorship where an individual child linked to a sponsor
– Group sponsorship where a group of people sponsor a group of children.
Among those group sponsorships “Roman Girls” are the main group who get sponsored from Ethiopian Family Fund (EFF). “Roman girls” get its identification by Dr. Roman Kifle (PhD) the founder & coordinator for these 28 students.
Mrs. Marla Hodes the Executive Director of Ethiopian Family Fund (EFF) and Dr. Roman Kifle the founder for Roman girls and Mrs. Lynn Gregory a new volunteer who wanted to involve on the sponsorship program visited the students.

The purpose of the visit is to hear and check the annual report and follow up the progress of the students, to personally chat with the students & their families and to discuss the students’ academic & health status.

The program started with welcoming all the sponsors, family and students by Mr. Resom Sisay Addis Ababa area coordinator followed by annual report about the actual implementation of the project by Meaza Wuhabe; from the 2019 report the project succeeded 2 students graduated from d/t college, 5 students has joined university to take their college courses, 3 will take national exam to join university and the rest are in elementary and secondary school following their education, the event followed by discussion with the girls, their family, after the discussion the visitors (Mrs. Marla Hodes and Dr. Roman Kifle) share their experience, gave consult for the students (Roman Girls) and gave positive reward for MCMDO and thank all the family of students; the students also gave their big gratitude for MCMDO, Mrs. Marla Hodes, Dr. Roman Kifle and their family.

Finally MCMDO gave recognition certificate for Ethiopian Family Fund for supporting the 24 students

A group photo of students, parents and sponsors
Parents giving a gift for sponsors

Volunteers Recognition Day

Currently MCMDO is implementing more than 24 projects in all regions of Ethiopia.
From all this MCMDO’s ChildSPACE Program is the one which directly focuses on rehabilitation and reintegration of street children; it has been striving for the well-being of children by establishing a child friendly environment in its service provision.
MCMDO is implementing the project in different sections: Heath, WaSH, Livelihoods & Child protection and sport & Recreational) in Addis Ababa city administration Arada, Addis Ketema, Ledeta, Gullele, Yeka, Nefas silk lafto and Kirkos sub cities in collaboration with Goal Ethiopia;
The project has been providing major services for the SLCY 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 Startup capital for Small business).
While MCMDO implements these project volunteers give a huge support.
Volunteering is the practice of people working on behalf of others without being motivated by financial or material gain.
The objective of the event is to give information about the project, to give recognition, appreciation, to build self-esteem and confidence for those volunteers who were supporting the organization and to welcome new volunteers those who want to join for future.
When volunteers feel appreciated and important, they are more likely to feel connected to the program and continue their involvement.
Since MCMDO started the project volunteers play big role on the implementation of the organizations objective either in person or in organization.
MCMDO has been giving recognition for volunteers who were supporting the project for the last 6 years; on Dec/24/2019 six youths and five organizations get the recognition for all the supports they did.
Different Guests, volunteers and beneficiaries attained the program at Sarem Hotel at 4.00 am 24/12/2019.
– w/ro Sinedu Getachew Author
– Ato Geremew Ashenafi Executive Director of GPSDO.
– Representatives from Afenchober Health center
– Representatives from woreda 05 safety net
– Representatives from woreda 04,05 and 11 police
– Representatives from Arada sub city youth center
The event started with
– Welcoming speech by Tenaye Seferi (Sport & Recreation program Coordinator)
– Speech of the day by Solomon Getachew (Admin & HR Manager of MCMDO) about projects of MCMDO, the benefit of volunteers for the projects implemented and thanking all gov’t bodies and volunteers for the supports they give
– Presentation about MCMDO and Volunteerism by Yenework Minalu (Project Coordinator of DIRC)
– Brief Presentation about volunteers and volunteerism by Geremew Ashenafi (Gurage Peoples Self-help Development Organization)
– Poem about the day by w/ro Sinedu Getachew
– Music and entertainment by d/t volunteers
– Personal testimony by beneficiaries at DIRC
Acknowledgement Certificates and Gifts were given for volunteers by w/ro Sinedu Getachew and Ato Solomon Getachew.
Finally the event was closed with lunch program at 6.30 am for all the participants at the event.

Presentation about volunteers and volunteerism by Geremew Ashenafi
Volunteers receiving certificate and gifts

MCMDO URBAN DISTITUTE SUPPORT CENTER

MCMDO URBAN DISTITUTE SUPPORT CENTER support for street children is a new project started on September 2019 funded by WORLD BANK and implemented by MCMDO through Ministry of labor & social affairs in Addis Ababa city administration.
The project targeted to support 1842 urban destitute street children in different sub cities of Addis Ababa city for 2 years.
MCMDO give the rehabilitation and reintegration services for 149 children’s as of Dec/18/2019 in Addis Ababa city administration Bole sub city.
Currently MCMDO has opened additional centers in two sub cities of Addis Ababa city on Dec/19/2019 to receive 168 children and youths to give rehabilitation and reintegration services.
Head of Addis Ababa Bureau Labour and Social Affair W/ro Alemtsehay Pawlos, Addis Ababa BOLSA Beraue Deputy Manager Ato Alemu Assefa and Addis Ababa city office of Mayor Ato Zemen were in center to bring the street child and youths.
MCMDO Head office Program Director Ato Fiseha, Admin & HR Manager Ato Solomon and staff members receive all the children’s and youths to make them start their normal life in the center.
W/ro Alemtsehay Pawlos Head of Addis Ababa BOLSA Beraue gave orientation for the children’s.
Lastly Personal testimony about the project has been heard by 3 children’s from the previous entrees.

MCMDO’s Footprint

“MCMDO’s Footprint” Some of the organization works in different regions and Addis Ababa city administration has been recorded.

Even though the organization implemented d/t works through out the country, the film covered certain parts of the projects.

This video is to shows the activities done in the projects by the organization.

Annual Parents Day

MCMDO One to One Sponsorship Program Annual Parents Day

Sponsorship program is one of the programs the organization implements which started in 2000G.c.

The main objective of the project is assisting orphan and vulnerable children (OVC) through giving different kind of support to make it possible for them to go to school, attain great results and finally help them to be self-reliant.

Target Groups for sponsorship program is Orphans, Children with HIV/AIDS, Children live with HIV+ parents, Children with disability, Children in a very destitute family.

The source of the budgets for the children’s is from generous donation of different individuals, organizations and families.

Average monthly contribution to sponsor child is minimum of $25.00.

There are different Ways to Support a Child in sponsorship program (financial support), School material support ( exercise book, pen, pencil, drawing materials, rulers), Provision of sanitary pad, soap, hair oil & detergents, Text & supportive books, Tutorial classes, Life experience sharing, Medical support, Counseling.

Currently the sponsorship program has 200 beneficiary children’s in which 6 students will going to graduate from different colleges & universities.

These annual parents program is for families and children to thank their sponsors for the supports they get.

The ceremony started at 4.00 am in the morning invited guests, children’s, families and sponsors and different media arrived in the program.

The program passed with great celebration and acknowledging sponsors for all the supports they give for the OVC; it starts with welcoming all the beneficiaries, Guests and sponsors speech by (Rekik Dagne PR and Documentation Officer), followed by opening speech of the day and thanking sponsors by Ato Solomon Getachew (MCMDO Administration and HR Manager), broadened presentation about One to One Sponsorship project by Meaza Wuhabea (One to One Sponsorship Project Coordinator).

Coffee ceremony, music and cultural dances were the stimulant for the event.

The program followed by recognition certificate for all sponsors, award for students who get high rank on their grade levels, experience sharing by sponsors and beneficiary’s personal testimony.

After the award and personal testimony, Motivational speech about

–  The target of the project for the,

–  The necessity of supporting children’s,

–  Motivating all children’s and parents about their study by Ato Sisay Tufa (psychologist and special need education trainer).

Finally the event was closed at 6.30 am with photo program of all the children’s who attained the ceremony and with their sponsors.