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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