OVERALL CHILD POPULATION (under 18yrs)
NUMBER OF WORKING CHILDREN
% of the population
MARRIED AS A CHILDREN
CONVENTION ON THE
RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, with diversification of agricultural exports contributing significantly to its growth and development, and good progress in reducing child mortality.
The poorest children don’t always access their right to education, particularly girls from rural areas, and child marriage remains a challenge, although technically against the law. ChildHope is working in Ethiopia to prevent child marriage, risky migration, exploitation and violence, and improve opportunities through education and protection.
CHADET works to improve the lives of marginalised children in Ethiopia by providing access to quality education and improving livelihood opportunities. CHADET was established in 1995 to bring about lasting change in the lives of children who otherwise would have few opportunities. Investing in childhood, CHADET gives children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and to thrive for a better future.
The first project was launched in 1997 in Addis Ketema, Merkato; one of the most congested parts of the city of Addis Ababa where tens of thousands of street and disadvantaged children live. In subsequent years the organisation expanded its intervention areas in many other regions throughout Ethiopia. With over twenty years of experience, CHADET has established itself as a well-respected, authoritative organisation among the communities it’s working with, its partners and donor organisations as well as the government
Mission: CHADET aims to create access to basic services to the most vulnerable children in both the rural and urban areas of Ethiopia. To achieve this goal, CHADET is active in four areas: education, child safe guarding, improvement of livelihood and research.
LAST YEAR WE HELPED CHILDREN IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS
Education - promoting children’s education through access to Early Childhood Care and Education, followed by primary and lower secondary education. Besides financial support, these include the provision of scholastic materials and tutorial support. Projects like the Girls Education Challenge are directed at girls specifically, because their education is generally valued the least important.
Safeguarding - The child safe guarding programmes aim to prevent risky child migration on the main migration routes in Ethiopia and offer support to intercepted children and their family.
Economic strengthening - Training for children and young people in various marketable skills, business training and TVET education; support for parents or guardians in income generating activities through participation in Self Help Groups and Saving Cooperations .
Research, networking and public education - CHADET collaborates closely with governmental and non-governmental institutions that work on the prevention of child abuse and exploitation. In order to raise community awareness on the risk that street and working children face, CHADET organises public education programmes and disseminates information through music, drama, leaflets, posters radio and television.
“We are responsible for selecting girls to become CHADET’s GEC beneficiaries. We look for those at risk of marriage, migration, domestic labour and street involvement. And we know what is going on in this kebele,so we know who to look for”. Committee member
Our Goal: The charity is founded by a group of Ethiopian academics and practitioners who share the belief that, in a world that is capable of doing a lot of things, learning and communication difficulties should not hold children back from achieving their potential.
“It can be imagined the pain that a child who struggles to express himself due to a speech difficulty may feel; or the level of anxiety and self-hatred that a child with a learning disability experiences when she is told to leave school because her speech is unintelligible or she is “too stupid to learn” . This can, and must, be overcome.” (from the FAILCD website)
FAILCD are dedicated to work to improve the lives of this group of children by providing the support they need, creating and increasing awareness about such difficulties, co-operating with schools so that they can accommodate these children and by carrying out and supporting well-designed research.
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