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OUR MISSION

To empower the most disadvantaged communities in Ethiopia and neighbouring countries to end child poverty

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Tesfa Hope Campaign

Tesfa means Hope in Amharic.

Partners for Change is working with JeCCDO Ethiopia to change the lives of children and their families change.

We work across Ethiopia in over 40 communities, supporting local people in fulfilling their dreams and hopes.

We have set up many new and innovative projects.

We visited the projects areas in 2022 

 

  

  

OUR CAMPAIGNS

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Community for Displaced Persons Building a Camp of Hope 
 
Akima is one of many people forced to flee their homes.  We will provide food, fresh water and homes to build new communities. 

Breakfast Clubs to support children
at schools - and their families


We have set up breakfast clubs at two schools in Debre Birhan which have changed the lives of 140 families.  We will continue to support these and set up new clubs.  

Breakfast Club at Basso Primary School 1.jfif

New Directions in Development

A better life for all 

We work with community groups, charities and government in many projects to reduce conflict, strengthen civil society and empower communities 

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Supporting women 

To care for children we need to support the women who care for them. 

Self help groups bring women together in small groups. 

They support each in saving, building businesses, caring for children, changing attitudes.   

Rewilding

Watch this film to show how two projects, one at Lake Hawassa in the Rift Valley of Ethiopia and the other in south Yorkshire in the UK share the same concern for our environment.

MERCATO - OUR ON LINE SHOP IS OPEN

We have a wide range of crafts made in Ethiopia.  Our icon gallery has hand painted original icons; there are crosses in metal and wood in traditional designs.  Also jewellery and craft goods.  

Our school links have supported schools in Ethiopia, especially by increasing access to education for the poorest children - and this gives great opportunities to learn for the UK.  

As well as discovering what life is like in a  very different society, learning about Ethiopia helps children discover the country where we all originated from, the country with the longest archeological history and with the most mountains of ant country in Africa.  

Working with schools 
 

HOW WE WORK

 

 

 

 

 

Our approach is based on a simple principle.

 

Members of the poor communities themselves are the people with the insights, determination, perseverance – and responsibility – to care for their own children and to improve their own situations.

We are:

Child-centred

 

We believe that children should be cared for in their own community

Community-based

 

Our projects are planned, managed and staffed by local people

Integrated

 

We respond to all the needs of children within their community

This approach has so far given a new life to over 350,000 children
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