Development for Children Rights Project
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.
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 protected.
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.
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 participation.
Components: natural resources management, alternative basic education,
health care and awareness, and social empowerment.
Children, youths and families in The Entoto mountain range, Schools and
students at the foot of the mountain range, community actors, local and
friendly income generating activity
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.
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.
total of 76435 different types of indigenous tree seedlings were planted
on the ‘Entoto’ mountain range of Addis Ababa city administration
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.
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
care, and protection of children and young people at the Entoto mountain
range is increased.
to health service and outreach awareness activities on basic and
reproductive health strengthened.
awareness and respect of local natural resource condition increased.
of the Project: Phase Out
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.