Providing holistic care with Selam's Children's Village in Ethiopia

The year 2021 marks the fifth anniversary of the Re&Act partnership with Selam Children’s Village funding five orphan homes in Addis Ababa City, Yeka Sub City, Kotebe, Woreda and Bole Sub City. In these houses, the children get holistic attention including food, clothing, medical care, education and other necessary care through social workers, educators, nurses and psychologists.

Additionally, Re&Act funded young people to receive technical and vocational training. They were prepared for the National Occupational Assessment, as well as job search and placement services, so that they can better succeed in their professional and personal ambitions.

Project outcomes

  • Throughout the partnership, we have supported 63 children in total providing them with holistic physical and psychological care.

  • In addition, we have funded 84 young adults’ living expenses and formal education. From the funded group, 32 beneficiaries are still studying, 19 beneficiaries have successfully graduated, and 33 have graduated and are working on jobs obtained thanks to their Re&Act funded education.

In response to the civil unrest that erupted in November 2020, Re&Act provided emergency relief in 2021 which provided support to over 400 families in Elshadai Children’s Village in Wukro through Selam Children’s Village.

As the political situation remains difficult in Ethiopia, we continue to support Selam Children’s Village and despite the current crisis in the country, Selam Children’s Village continues its operations.

Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa with a population of over 99 million. Roughly half of the population are children. One third of the population is situated below the international poverty line.

Selam Children’s Village is a non-governmental, non-profit making organisation which provides care and support to orphan children in Ethiopia, so that they holistically develop and become self-reliant. Selam Children’s Village provides quality education in its educational institutions, Technical and Vocational College which benefits the orphans and youths and the surrounding community.

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