Oasis- Sustainable Development for Children Rights Project
The project is a child focused and development oriented
project of Integrated Family Service organization, IFSO. It is a five
years project which is started in 2007 and being implemented in seven selected
communities (sites) found on the ‘Entoto” mountain range of Yeka and Gulele
sub–cities of the Addis Ababa city Administration. AC-International
Child Support of Denmark is the only donor of the project.
General Objective: By 2011 basic rights
to education, health, protection, and participation of children and youths at
Entoto mountain range of Gulele and yeka sub cities are respected and
- By 2011 social change processes are initiated in
families and communities at the Entoto mountain range of Yeka and Gulele
Sub-cities, through addressing basic education, basic and reproductive
health, and participation of children and young people.
- By 2011 improved Natural Resource Management of
the Entoto mountain range of Yeka and Gulele Sub-cities has created a favorable
environment for children’s rights to education, health, protection and
Project Components: natural resources
management, alternative basic education, health care and awareness, and social
Target group: Children, youths and
families in The Entoto mountain range, Schools and students at the foot of the
mountain range, community actors, local and national authorities.
- Natural resource management
- Environmental friendly income generating
- Alternative basic education
- Health awareness education
- A total of 1570(760 female and 810 male)
children attended participation workshops. The children and youths of the
7 project sites organized self initiated activities in foot ball and
conducted competition during vacation time. A total of 195 health
peer educators and 150 environmental peer educators were trained and they
have been informing their peers about the issues.
- A total of 2250 parents attended workshops on
health issues. 2600 community members also participated in workshops on
the issues of environmental protection. A total of 80 community based
reproductive health agents were trained and have been accessing
contraceptive pills for mothers in their respective localities and more
than 200 regular users have been getting the service in the community.
- A total of 76435 different types of indigenous
tree seedlings were planted on the ‘Entoto’ mountain range of Addis Ababa
- 98 households were provided with two modern bee
hives each and training. 1868 families were provided with different types
of horticulture seeds. A total of 40 school drop out youths were given the
opportunity to attend different vocational skill training institutions.
- 7 alternative basic education centers
established and more than 600 children have been attending class with in
their respective localities. More over, 9 springs were developed to
improve the access of the community for clean potable water.
- Participation, care, and protection of children
and young people at the Entoto mountain range is increased.
- Access to health service and outreach awareness
activities on basic and reproductive health strengthened.
- The awareness and respect of local natural
resource condition increased.
Status of the Project: Phase Out
For more information on the current activities
of the different project components such as natural resource management,
alternative basic education, health awareness and community based care, social
work and empowerment activities and other related activities such as networking
and advocacy, monitoring and documentation including lessons learned and
problems encountered during the execution of the project is available in
the 2011 Annual Report of IFSO.