MCMDO has implemented various development and humanitarian programs that have brought significant change in the lives of destitute mothers and children. Among those, Sponsorship Program is designed to improve the livelihood of orphans and vulnerable children.
Under sponsorship program different Individual donors and sponsors provide different kinds of support .Among these donor IGO organized an event called “walk for humanity” The events aimed to mobilize fund and resources for beneficiaries and to create emotional connection among supporters IGO.
MCMDO staffs and beneficiaries participated on the virtual walk for humanity in cooperation with Institution for Global Outreach (IGO).
In order to accomplish this objective, MCMDO mobilize financial and scholastic material support from different individuals, organizations and families.IGO is one of the largest supporters of “One to one sponsorship program”.
Happy women’s Day !
” Gender Equality Today for a sustainable Tomorrow”
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the socail,economic,cultural and political achievements of women.Theday also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together women’s achievements for women’s equality.
Marked annually on March 8th , International Women’s Day(IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:
. Celebrate women’s achievements
. Raise awareness about women’s equality
MCMDO Ethiopia works day and night to empower women. We celebrated Fantastic International Women’s Day at the child space DIRC project with our beneficiary Street living mothers (have infant child). At the celebration, different entertaining programs were presented to guests, better results were rewarded, and beneficiaries shared their successes stories.
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MCMDO through the child Space program has different Reintegration options, among this reunifying children with their family is highly favorable and recommended. Currently the program gave much emphasis for effective and sustainable reunification process. Further that the program are seriously attempting to make this process to be sustainable. In this end, we plan to draw the best lessons and innovative approaches from Likeminded organization who are working in the same area. It is helpful to adopt best experience that will be an input to sustain our reintegration plan. In this regard, the one day Experience sharing workshop was conducted on December 17/2021 at Soramba Hotel.
The program was opened by MCMDO, Child space senior p/Coordinator welcome speech. The welcoming speech was emphasized on the problems of street children has to be the concern of all stake holders and cooperation is needed for sustainable reunification and reintegration process.
Following the opening remark, MCMDO’s short profile and overview Childs pace program was presented by the coordinator.
During the day, three presentations that focused on the overall practical experience of reunification and reintegration of street children were presented. MCMDO, child space experience was presented at the first, Hop for Justice and Positive Action for Development (PAD) were the organization that presented their best experiences. ,
After the completion of the presentations, there participants’ reflection and discussion was held, Hence participants were actively participated in the discussion. In general the participants appetited MCMDO for organizing such a kind of experience sharing workshop for concerned stakeholders and the efforts made so far by the three organizations to change the life of street .
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The event was held at Sora Amba hotel. The aim of the event was to provide recognition for volunteers, organizations schools and stakeholders who played pivotal role during the implementation of Child Space DIRC program in 2021. Beside this, to scale up best voluntary practice and strengthening partnership with stake holders and like-minded organization as well as with potential private sectors.
The program was opened by MCMDO Addis Ababa area manager welcome speech. On his message the manager expressed the role of volunteers, stake holders and partners on the successful implementation of the Child space DIRC program in general and the successful rehabilitation and re integration process of beneficiary children. He also passed his heart felt gratitude for all partners, volunteers and stakeholders on behalf of MCMDO. He also mentions “the program was impossible without you “. In addition to this he also explains about the new resource and volunteer mobilization plan of the Child space DIRC program. In the meantime he forwards a gentle request on the name of MCMDO and beneficiary children, “to resume all volunteers, partners and stakeholders their priceless support and good deeds for the needy beneficiary of the program. Next to this during the day’s event the overall activities and performance of the 2021 Child space DIRC project present. In addition small presentation which focuses on the role and impact of Volunteers also presented and discussion also held with participants. During the discussion Ras Desta area police chief forward his gratitude to MCMDO and for all parties who participated on this humble deeds. On his part he promise to support all beneficiaries participated on small business around the neighborhoods under his supervision. On the other hand Betlhem school principals promise to support beneficiaries by assigning volunteer teachers and students on the non-formal education sessions. Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) Mehal ketema Branch manager also promise to resume CBE support on easing and facilitating saving loan activities of the project. Beside this selected successful beneficiaries who were on the street of Addis for long time and changed their life after they become the beneficiary of this program also share their testimonies to the audience and motivate them to continue their good deeds. At the end certificate of acknowledgment and different gift awarded to selected volunteers, partners and stakeholders who contribute boldly for the successful implementation of the Child space DIRC 2021 program.
On the event honorable guests , Arada sub city woreda 04 and 05 administration representatives, Arada sub city Woreda 04 and 05 education , women children and social affair focal persons , Betelhem and Atse Fasil school principals , Ras Desta area Police chief and other guests alongside with MCMDO Child space staffs participated.
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The training was prepared by child space DIRC Health department,this department is one of the section in the Child Space Program that provides variety of health related services and education to the street children and youth.
The training was conducted for the second round for two days on November 18 & 19 2021. In this round 50 young mothers were actively participated.
As the result of training child space DIRC women with children beneficiaries.
Have better awareness about optimal breast feeding and complimentary feeding better than know .
Gained good knowledge about categories of food and how and where to get nutritious foods.
Knew the correct position of breast feeding and its importance.
The skill of complementary food preparation and how to feed their children is enhanced.
The training helped them to build up on their existing knowledge and experience that will be internalized and practical.
Mothers have inspired to prepare complementary food for their children in their home.
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MCMDO Child SPACE program which directly focuses on rehabilitation and reintegration of street children has been striving for the well-being of street children by establishing a child friendly environment in its service provision. The program is implemented in collaboration with GOAL International, Irish Aid and Almero foundation. As a part of MCMDO/child space program capacity building training was conducted on June 17/06/2021 at Semine Hotel for one day. At the result of the training Participants increased better understanding about the concept of child right, child abuse and child trafficking, Collaboration with concerned stakeholders who are working on child right and related issues was established, Participants’ knowledge improved about the service provision of MCMDO and willing to support the work.
The International Day for Street Children is celebrated every year on the 12th of April. The day provides a platform for the millions of street Living Children and Youth (SLCY) around the world and their champions to speak out so that their rights cannot be ignored. Over the last Ten years, the International Day for Street Children has grown in size and impact.
MCMDO also has been sensitive in addressing the problems of street children especially of vulnerable and very destitute part of the community groups since its establishment in 1997. The program is implemented in collaboration with GOAL International, Irish Aid and Almero foundation . Child SPACE program which directly focuses on rehabilitation and reintegration of street children has been striving for the well-being of street children by establishing a child friendly environment in its service provision. MCMDO/DIRC has been carrying out rehabilitation for street Children. As a part of child space program international Day for Street Children is celebrated in DIRC center with the presence of beneficiary children, Arada sub city women and children, office of labour and social affairs , police officers , nearby school(Atse fasil and arbegnoch primary school) directors, teachers and students and CBO representatives.
MCMDO is implementing the Child SPACE/ program through DIRC to address the problems of street children and Youth, focusing on rehabilitation of street children for the well-being of children by establishing a child friendly environment in its service provision.
The training majorly focus on demonstrate positioning & attachment of breast feeding and to guide and demonstrate the participant mothers how to prepare nutritious foods and how to feed for their children in their places.
During the training detail lecture together with practical demonstration, video and roll play applied to bring the intended result. Beside, food items were distributed for participant mothers that help to strengthen their cooking demonstration immediately in their home.
In the future child space DIRC team plan to conduct screening of malnourished children and to provide referral linkage with nearby health centres, to conduct the training at least twice a year and to conduct supportive supervision of young mothers at their living place regarding to complementary feeding and related issues.
MCMDO is sensitive in addressing the problems of street children especially of vulnerable and very destitute part of the community groups since its establishment in 1997.
Child SPACE program which directly focuses on rehabilitation and reintegration of street children has been striving for the well-being of street children by establishing a child friendly environment in its service provision. The program is implemented in collaboration with GOAL International, Irish Aid and Almero foundation. MCMDO is always promoting and advocating the child right for its stakeholders in different strategies. One of the strategies that promote the right of children is celebrating events and organizing sessions with stakeholders and the children themselves.
The 2021 celebration of child protection carried out by psychosocial department and short introduction about the program were given by the DIRC Coordinator and psychosocial officer. Participants raised questions related to the child abuse and answer was given by different concerned invited participants Conversations, interview for the invited stockholders and entertainment was conducted during the celebration. A total of 142 (57M) SLCY’s and 15 (6M) representatives of Police officers, representative of worda women and children affairs, youth affairs, Arada sub city woreda Worda 4 and 5 labor and social affairs, community members, youth associations, ,Idir leaders and nearby school teachers , directors and students were attended the event.
MCMDO staffs and beneficiaries participated on the virtual walk for humanity in cooperation with Institution for Global Outreach (IGO).IGO is supporting 86 children beneficiaries and covering basic need and educational costs.
IGO conducts annual walk for humanity every year as a part of fund raising. 2021 walk was conducted virtually due to COVID 19 pandemic. The aim of the walk in Adddis ababa was to show solidarity for IGO objective, supporting highly vulnerable children (HVC).
MCMDO’s one to one sponsorship program works on assisting highly vulnerable children (HVC) by helping them to go to school and attain great results till they become self-reliant. In order to accomplish this objective, MCMDO mobilize financial and scholastic material support from different individuals, organizations and families.IGO is one of the largest supporters of “One to one sponsorship program”.