Category: Ethiopia

Yeamlak and Bisrat

Yeamlak is 8 years old and deaf. Bisrat, her father, travels 20km to school with her by bus every day and stays until school is over. The school operates a shift system to cater for over 4,000 children and is the first school in Adama to have special needs education and teachers, supplemented by a […]

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Berhan Lehetsanat

Berhan Lehetsanat (‘Children of Light’) is an Ethiopian NGO based in Addis Ababa, and a DDP partner since 2003. Their work is primarily with disabled children and focuses on education, health and livelihoods using a community-based development approach. Through the partnership with DDP, BL have enhanced the scope and scale of their work and have […]

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Melaku

Melaku is one of 8 deaf teaching assistants involved in our project on Improving education for deaf and hard of hearing children with DDIA in Ethiopia. When he started working at Adama School, there were no special educational needs (SEN) teachers or resources. Melaku worked with the school director Teshane to refurbish the disused library […]

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Rahel

Rahel and her husband Anteneh run a café near the busy Piassa area of Addis Ababa, set up through our project with DDIA on Improving income for deaf people. Previously they had set up a cybercafé, but demand plummeted due to the advent of smartphones. Undeterred, they attended training Along with other deaf people and […]

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Improving income for deaf people

DDIA, Ethiopia 2015-2018, with the support of Medicor Foundation The Medicor Foundation funded a 3-year Deaf Development and Information Association (DDIA) project to enable deaf and hard of hearing (HoH) young adults to learn new skills and develop sustainable and profitable enterprises. 12 groups of young adults were trained in barber and hairdressing skills and provided […]

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Improving health and wellbeing, combating harmful practices

Berhan Lehetsanat, Ethiopia 2019-2022, with the support of Jersey Overseas Aid Berhan Lehetsanat’s community-based project themes are education, health and livelihoods, benefiting disabled children, girls, youth, women, and parents of disabled children. We have been partners since 2003. The aim of this project is to secure better health outcomes for girls and women, including those […]

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