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Visit at MCMDO ECCD centers

Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) is a project under Education thematic area which works to increase the access and quality of education for children, the most hard to reach and disadvantaged groups, through construction of kindergarten, upgrade/extension of elementary schools, youth centers in Yeka sub-city Woreda 12& 14 of Addis Ababa city administration, German National Office ECCD specialist  Monica Bahlmaier visit the beneficiaries at Yeka sub-city Woreda 12& 14 of Addis Ababa city administration (Bore Abado, Demeka, Quliti) centers, she saws the overall activities done in the center, teaching learning activities & materials, reading session, play grounds and television programs; she also participate a coffee ceremony with parents who are participating in parenting education program.

Early Child hood Care and Development project is donated by German National Office and implemented by Plan international Ethiopia and MCMDO.

MCMDO started implementing the project since November 2013 and benefited more than 2300 children’s.

As the result the project pursues to address the problem through four pillars.

These four pillars are: 1. Parenting education, 2. Community Managed ECCD Centers/ Early Learning Programs, 3. ECCD Early Childhood Care and Development; Facilitating Smooth Transition to Primary/ School and Community Support for Transition to Primary Success, 4. Advocacy, Partnership and Collective Actions.

The project theme activity, the Donkey Mobile Library initiative, responds to a need to make culturally and developmentally appropriate stories and books more available and accessible for young children, as well as to research evidence that children who learn in a familiar language have better foundations for literacy and learning.

Monica Bahlmaier thanked the children’s and parents for the warm welcome ceremony and discussed on how the program helping them and if they had a problem they want to get support from the Donors, the beneficiaries thanked the donors for all the supports they receive and gave her thank you gifts for German National Office and the representative , Finally MCMDO give a recognition certificate for the representative of GNO for all the support they give for the children’s.

ARFE association visited MCMDO

ARFE (Amitie Rural Franco-Ethiopienne) is an association of a group of farmers in France, working with Ethiopian farmers in Amhara Region Semen Shewa zone around Debre Berehan city and Fadji  kebele ; it’s been 14 years since they started working with them.

The association works in

  • distributing agricultural tools for the farmers
  • solar energy for a school in FADJI
  • water supply for the students in the school using the solar energy

The delegation of ARFE has come to Ethiopia to inaugurate its solar pumping project for school at Fadji kebele. The project was supported by EDF Foundation, MCMDO and Blue Energy. President of the association, Mr. Henri Fagotet, and 9 members of the association visited MCMDO’s TVTE center and after the visit they attend a brief power point presentation about MCMDO’s all activities. Finally, Ato Tilahun Mulugeta, Executive Director of MCMDO, invited them to work together & support MCMDO, the visitors gave their appreciation and hope for MCMDO to support for the future.

Visit at Elbethel Academy

“One to one sponsorship program” is one of MCMDO programs under Education thematic area which support Children’s since 2000 G.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 28 students “Roman Girls” are the main one who get sponsor 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 visited the students at the school where they get educate (Elbethel Academy).  The purpose of the visit is to observe allocated funds are being used on the right place for the children’s, to personally communicate with the students & their families to discuss the students’ academic & health status. The program started with presentation about the actual implementation of the project, followed by discussion with the girls, their family and representative of Elbethel Academy, after the discussion the visitors share their experience and gave consult for the students (Roman Girls) and gave positive reward for MCMDO and the students gave their big gratitude for MCMDO, Mrs. Marla Hodes, Dr. Roman Kifle and Family of Elbethel Academy. Finally MCMDO gave recognition certificate for Ethiopian Family Fund for supporting the 28 students.

Guests from European Commission, European Union and CD visit MCMDO’s TVTE center

MCMDO’s TVTE center

Guests from European Commission, European Union and CD visit MCMDO’s TVTE center. The main objective of the visit was to see the actual implementation of the Regional Development Partnership Program done by MCMDO in collaboration with Plan International Ethiopia, DICaC, IOM and ZOA. The visitor’s interview migrants about their interest on the training and their expectation after the training. The trainee responded that they feel happy the center facilitate this training for them, they also mention that if the organization facilitate a job opportunity after their graduation it will be a good chance to stay here and make money for their life instead of going abroad. Finally After they finish their discussion the visitors motivate the trainees to give good attention for their training and gave positive reward about the center.

Visitors from GOAL GLOBAL,IRIS AID and IRELAND National Medias

MCMDO’s ChildSpace center which serves street living children and youth, receive visitors from GOAL GLOBAL Chief Executive Officer Ms. Siobhan Walsh, representative of IRISH AID Mr. Patrick McManus, journalists from RTE IRELAND national media and IRISH times magazine and representatives of GOAL Ethiopia. They visit the overall rehabilitation and reintegration activities which includes cooking demonstration training given to mothers cooking for their children’s above 6 months to give them balanced diet, the visitors also saw how young boys spent their time in the center, The main purpose of the visit was to see how children and youth in the center are being served with different services such as health, cooking demonstration, Life skill training, hygiene and sanitation, sport and recreation. The visitors were happy with what they saw as they clearly observed the children in the center who had been street based for quite some times, have shown remarkable changes in different areas including personal neatness, behavioral change. Following this they interview some of the beneficiaries who took life skill training, supported in small business. The beneficiaries responded that the support they took from the center helped them to leave the street life, So that they want to work hard and change their life. Finally the visitors gave positive motivation, had coffee, picture and traditional dancing (ESKESTA) with the family of the child space center.

International street children day

Commit for Equality!!

The Child Space Program of MCMDO organized International Street Children Day event at Arbegnoch (Patriots Primary School) on 12 April 2019. This year’s motto for the event is “COMMITE FOR EQUALITY”. The event brought together representatives of street children, students from Patriots Primary School, students from Atse Fasil primary school, government offices, civil society organizations, representative from GOAL Ethiopia and staffs of DIRC.

MCMDO took the initiative to mark the day as it primarily works to improve the lives of vulnerable mothers and children and marking the day brings attention to the severity of the problem and acknowledges the efforts of those engaged in alleviating it. Preventing children from going out on the streets is the primary goal and but assisting those that are out on the streets and reuniting them with their families is also a crucial task of the Child Space Program of MCMDO.

The program is designed to contribute to the effort made to reduce the number of street living children and insure the effective reintegration and rehabilitation of street living children. The program is funded by GOAL Ethiopia to street children is provided at Drop in Rehabilitation Center (DIRC) in Addis Ababa.

The program took place a half day event with different poems, dramas, cultural dances, d/t songs, circus and other performances reflecting the theme of this years’ celebrations were staged.

Board members Visit MCMDO’s TVTE center

Board members Visit MCMDO’s TVTE center 

Board members Visit MCMDO’s TVTE center which focuses on training wood & metal works for urban migrants from Eretria & Somalia, the objective of the training is to train the migrants with different skills and qualify them psychologically & professionally to make their own money in their own country, the board members also visit Drop In Rehabilitation Center which directly focuses on rehabilitation and reintegration of street children. The visitors, visited different departments in the Center: Healthcare, Livelihood, Data base, Adult education center and reunification activities. They saw the actual implementation of the paper reports and the achievements of the organization and gave a positive reward on it.

Child diagnosed with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)

Child diagnosed with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)

Child diagnosed with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) with Medical Complications linked and Admitted to Kercha town Stablization Center(SC).

ANC service provision for pregnant mothers

ANC service provision for pregnant mothers

ANC service provision for pregnant mothers through midwife of Mobile Health and Nutrition Team (MHNT) in West Hararge zone Hawwi Gudina woreda.

OTP and TSFP service provision

OTP and TSFP service provision at West Guji, Kercha woreda Internal Displaced Peoples(IDPs) sites

OTP and TSFP service provision at West Guji, Kercha woreda Internal Displaced Peoples(IDPs) sites