Children on the Edge

Supporting Children on the edge


Focal problem:


Children and youth in the most underserved areas of Nifas Silk Lafto and Akaki/Kality Sub-cities are deprived of their basic needs and interest and are at risk of becoming further marginalised


General Objective of the Project:

 Children and youth in Nifas Silk Lafto and Akaki Kality sub-cities live with their parents and cared for in a family and community environment, where men and women have equal status and where children and youth can develop their potential to become active members of the society.

Results (Expected Outcomes)



The project is expected to bring about the following outcomes in the target area. These are:

   2,500 children registered in formal or informal schools

   5 schools and school clubs provided with financial and technical assistance to support children in difficult circumstances 

   1,000 OVC’s provided with educational support

   At least 900 cases will be addressed by the para-counselors

   5 Toilets and 2 water points constructed in 5 schools

   4 Alternative Basic Education(ABE) centers established in target area

   The link between the community and health workers (through CBHA’s and health 

               extension workers) strengthen.

   Established a link with NGO’s to equip the health facilities

   5 toilets and 6 water points constructed for the community in the target area.

   2000 Families practice RH and planned pregnancy

   500 families understand and practice good parental styles

   In cooperation with Idres and local authorities, immigrants in the project area are settled and integrated in the community

   200 selected youths are trained in vocational skill training and/or provided with entrepreneurship skills

   75 youths are selected as role models

   15 male groups that consist of an average of 5 members each, are organized as community agents who support women’s initiatives.

   150 stories produced from the project (include the continuous use of the journalists in a joint work with other AC projects incl. SLTSSA and VOFAD)

Type and Number of Beneficiaries:

       Type of Beneficiaries:Children, Women and Community members


      Number of Beneficiaries:   Direct    Male 3,000   Female  4,250  Total  7,250


     5000 Children and young people bellow the age of 18, which include

      3200 is in the primary school age

      1200 in preschool age


   Š600 youth either in secondary school, high school or drop outs.

    2000 Women and 250 men 

   Duration of the Project: the project is designed for 3 years as of the date of

           Signature of  the project by the signatory parties


 Status of the project: Ongoing