エチオピアの子どもたちの状況


孤児や困っている子供たちを支援する必要があるのはなぜですか?

発展途上国では、社会的、経済的、政治的な状況が相容れないため、何百万人もの子どもが親を失い、脆弱な状態に置かれています。 HIV / AIDSは、とりわけ猛烈で脅迫的な病気の1つであり、膨大な数の貧しい子供、孤児、脆弱な人々をリードしています。 UNAIDSが発表したレポートによると、15歳未満の1300万人以上の子供がAIDSで片方または両方の親を失い、これらの子供のほとんどはサブサハラアフリカで発見されています。 AIDSの孤児の数は今後数年間で増加すると予想されています。「子供たちの危機(2002年)USAID / UNICEFの共同報告書」に示されています。ユニセフ2016のレポートから、世界中の1億4000万人の子供が孤児であることがわかりました。したがって、特に困難な状況にある孤児や脆弱な貧しい子どもたちの状況は非常に重要であり、親の保護なしで孤児や他の脆弱な子どもたちの生活と福祉を改善する努力の一環として取り組むことに焦点を当てる必要があります。

エチオピア中央統計局(CSA)の住宅および人口調査によると、エチオピアの人口は1億590万人(2019年)と推定されており、これにより、270万人以上がエチオピアのアディスアベバに住んでいます。エチオピアの人口は高率で増加しています。これは、出生率が高いためであり、これにより、農村部の都市部への人口移動が増加しました。これにより、首都の人口は非常に高くなります。 18歳未満の子供の10人に1人は実親と同居しておらず、これらの子供の7%は孤児で、片方または両方の親が死亡しています。孤児である子どもの割合は、年齢とともに急速に上昇し、5歳未満の子どもの2%から5-9歳の子どもの6%、15-17歳の子どもの17%です。生物学的な親と一緒に住んでいない18歳未満の子供の割合は、2011年から2016年まで同じままでした(それぞれ11%と10%)。 18歳未満の孤児である子どもの割合は、9%から7%にわずかに減少しました。多くの研究が示すように、アディスアベバはさまざまな社会的および経済的理由から多くの孤児がいる場所です。

市(アディスアベバ)は、不可欠な社会経済サービスの慢性的な不足、不十分な物理的インフラ、不健康な環境条件に苦しんでいます。さらに、HIV / AIDSはますます多くの犠牲者を出しており、前例のない児童福祉の問題を引き起こしています。

問題の影響

効果は多数ありますが、最も基本的なもののいくつかは次のとおりです。

子どもの死亡率:– CSAの住宅と人口調査によれば、孤児と脆弱な子どもは生き残るチャンスが最も少ない。政府の統計によると、13歳に1人の子供が、最初の誕生日を祝う前に死亡しています。故人の大半が孤児や脆弱な子どもたちからのものであることは明らかです。

街路:–生き残り、家族を捨てて街路のウニになった人。彼らは性的に虐待され、身体的、心理的、社会的に苦しんでいます。

売春:– female女と男の子供は生計のために売春婦になります。彼らは健康上の問題を開発し、医療援助と十分な食事を得ていません。それらの多くは、HIV / AIDSと感染の結果として死にさらされています。

強盗:–ほとんどの子供は、盗難、ポケットに入れる、戦う、強奪する、強姦するなど、多くの社会的な悪行にも関与しています。そのため、多くのストリートチルドレンは警察による逮捕と学校中退を経験しました。

 

 

 

 

LOVE CHILDERN HOME (LCH) is a non-political, non-profit making and non-governmental humanitarian organization. It is legally registered under the Proclamation No. 1113/2019 and have license to operate in accordance with the charities and societies proclamation. LCH is working to address the causes associated to Orphan Vulnerable and needy Children (OVNC) through a comprehensive support. It facilitates and provides necessary support for OVNC. Guided by the aspiration of local communities; we pursue our mission with both excellence and compassion because the people we serve deserve the best.

LCH is founded aiming to create access to a conducive environment for the physical, economic, social and psychological development of children who are in especially difficult circumstance in Addis Ababa especially Kolfe sub city Woreda 2.

It is to be noted that the government of Ethiopia is in action to bring about positive changes in the economic development of the country in the last ten years. However, Ethiopia is still categorized as one of the poorest countries in the world. Factors like environmental degradation, rural urban migration, high pressure of population and wide spread HIV/AIDS are the core causes for the worsening poverty, pervasive food insecurity and high rate of parental morality. Children are the most visible victims of the problems.

Among many other things HIV/AIDS is the main cause for children parentless at this point in time. When parents die, the children are the most who suffer to meet their basic needs as well as protection based on their level of maturation. Generally, children survival and development become at risk when the parents are dead, the living cost is skyrocketing and when the children are lucking caregivers.

Significant numbers of OVNC are living in Kolfe sub-city especially Koshie in Werda 2 of the Addis Ababa Administrative region. As observed personally by founders of LCH, the OVNC population in the community has 500 (five hundred) need for food, shelter, clothing, health care and educational support and above all love and affection. In order to address the challenges of the target beneficiaries and fulfill their basic needs, LCH has come up with the proposal to improve the physical and psychosocial needs of OVNC.

The beneficial activities undertaken in LCH comprehensive care and support for OVNC inside the service and in Kolfe Sub cities of Addis Ababa.

The project will benefit start with 10 OVNC under the program. The basic benefit under the program for the children is to provide with a quality and professionalized physical and psychosocial care service till last longing solutions are devised. There is regular follow-up of children in which the health and nutritional status, physical, educational, social and emotional development of the child is monitored.

CORE VALUES

Values that Drive LOVE CHILDERN HOME (LCH) Programs

In meeting our goals and objectives, and creating a replicable model for serving children in need, our programs shall be driven by the following values:

  • LCH is committed to honesty and integrity and therefore operates with 100 percent accountability and transparency for the benefit of its donors, partners, staff and supporters.
  • LCH commits that to the best of its ability all decisions that the organization makes ultimately contribute to the mental, physical and spiritual health and well being of disenfranchised children.
  • LCH seeks out and fosters partnerships with Ethiopian and other organizations understanding that such partnerships will contribute to achieving the VISION and MISSION of LCH.
  • LCH is committed to implement the best practices related to childcare and helping children of trauma.
  • LCH supports environmental sustainability and where ever possible will seek out solutions that reduce or minimize environmental impact.

 

History

Many of the orphans and vulnerable children in Ethiopia live in households headed by elderly people, children or adult relatives who are terminally ill. A large number of children live in dire poverty. Children growing up in such circumstances are at greater risk of being affected by poor nutrition, inadequate access to education, lack of emotional support, health and exploitation and abuse.

Love children home (LCH), a community-based model, which was conceived after the founder, Meaza Abraha visited a school in Addis Ababa. It was in 2014, when Meaza and other three ladies decided to visit a school called Biruh Tesfa. In the school together with other three ladies found quite big number of children which are close to 2000. Most of them were orphans and needy children . Some have lost one of their parents. Around 500 of them are supported by fellow citizens and supporters from outside the country and they eat their lunch in the school. Others were forced to search food around the school. I find some were in a festering landscape of rotting food, plastic bags and junk at the koshe garbage dump in Addis Ababa near Biruh Tesfa School.

The director of the school has briefed me entirely about the orphans and needy children and it has ignited passion to visit the school for the second time. We have come to this area to meet many of the poorest of the poor, who have little and try to raise their children in the most horrible conditions. The second time visit was with purpose in mind. By the time, I found a woman seated at the director office of the school. Her name is Yetemwork. Yetemwork was pregnant with twins due in one week time and diagnosed with HIV. Her husband had died of AIDS-related illness, leaving 4 years boy with mother to help care.

Yetemwork’s house has no furniture inside her mud-brick house. Outside, there is a makeshift kitchen for cooking the family meal. Yetemwork and her 4 years boy live closely and eat from the garbage dump. This family is one of the many living in this dangerous area of the city. The boy searches through the garbage to find anything he can eat.

 “I looked at the pregnant women and her 4 years boy and could not stop crying. Question! Who is going to take care of them and their many needs?” That day marked the turning point in Yetemwork and her 4 years boy’s lives. I have given whatsoever money I have had in my wallet for the expenses she will face when she have her twin babies, and tips for spending on her new born. In 2014, I, began the initiative to transform the life of such vulnerable children.

Yetemwork gave birth week later and I have decided to make the support on monthly basis since then. The twins were beautiful baby girls and free of HIV AIDS. “Who would have thought that way?

I have decided to try another way to help the children in need, using selling out wedding gifts. The discussion on this with my husband turned and proven to be very successful to prevent the children from hunger and abuse. That was the start-up of the project of LCH and the continued support was made available accordingly for three years. After three years, I left with no financial support for next month. My heart melt when I see I have nothing to provide for next month. 

It was two weeks left to visit Yetemwork and her three children. It was not easy to think of their next food, and shelter, which are the basic ingredients for survival. Take a moment to imagine what your life could look like if you had lacked a support. God is always good. Divine intervention has followed! I met a friend of my husband who came to Ethiopia to visit us but with a divine purpose. Until this year 2019 he has made generous and continued support. As you can see from the picture the twins (Meron and Melat) are grown and they are now 5 years old and the boy (Bisrat) is 9 years old. They all go to school to learn and Yetemwork is getting the medical treatment of HIV AIDS.

Yetemwork and her three children Bisrat, Meron, and Melat (Photo October 2019 Addis Ababa)

In conclusion we are here to give you any information that might be in the interest of you through the email or phone number/WhatsApp. Your money will be used to pay for the support of the children. LCH’s dream is to help the children because they have a lot of problems facing them. I am sad to see the pain from the situation of being orphan and vulnerable who lost both or one of the parents. I want to welcome you to join LCH’s ideas where you are and let’s make something together and strongly in Jesus name we shall succeed on it. Please contact me. Thank you.

LOVE CHILDERN HOME (LCH) is a non-political, non-profit making and non-governmental humanitarian organization. It is legally registered under the Proclamation No. 1113/2019 and have license to operate in accordance with the charities and societies proclamation. LCH is working to address the causes associated to Orphan Vulnerable and needy Children (OVNC) through a comprehensive support. It facilitates and provides necessary support for OVNC. Guided by the aspiration of local communities; we pursue our mission with both excellence and compassion because the people we serve deserve the best.

LCH is founded aiming to create access to a conducive environment for the physical, economic, social and psychological development of children who are in especially difficult circumstance in Addis Ababa especially Kolfe sub city Woreda 2.

It is to be noted that the government of Ethiopia is in action to bring about positive changes in the economic development of the country in the last ten years. However, Ethiopia is still categorized as one of the poorest countries in the world. Factors like environmental degradation, rural urban migration, high pressure of population and wide spread HIV/AIDS are the core causes for the worsening poverty, pervasive food insecurity and high rate of parental morality. Children are the most visible victims of the problems.

Among many other things HIV/AIDS is the main cause for children parentless at this point in time. When parents die, the children are the most who suffer to meet their basic needs as well as protection based on their level of maturation. Generally, children survival and development become at risk when the parents are dead, the living cost is skyrocketing and when the children are lucking caregivers.

Significant numbers of OVNC are living in Kolfe sub-city especially Koshie in Werda 2 of the Addis Ababa Administrative region. As observed personally by founders of LCH, the OVNC population in the community has 500 (five hundred) need for food, shelter, clothing, health care and educational support and above all love and affection. In order to address the challenges of the target beneficiaries and fulfill their basic needs, LCH has come up with the proposal to improve the physical and psychosocial needs of OVNC.

The beneficial activities undertaken in LCH comprehensive care and support for OVNC inside the service and in Kolfe Sub cities of Addis Ababa.

The project will benefit start with 10 OVNC under the program. The basic benefit under the program for the children is to provide with a quality and professionalized physical and psychosocial care service till last longing solutions are devised. There is regular follow-up of children in which the health and nutritional status, physical, educational, social and emotional development of the child is monitored.

CORE VALUES

Values that Drive LOVE CHILDERN HOME (LCH) Programs

In meeting our goals and objectives, and creating a replicable model for serving children in need, our programs shall be driven by the following values:

  • LCH is committed to honesty and integrity and therefore operates with 100 percent accountability and transparency for the benefit of its donors, partners, staff and supporters.
  • LCH commits that to the best of its ability all decisions that the organization makes ultimately contribute to the mental, physical and spiritual health and well being of disenfranchised children.
  • LCH seeks out and fosters partnerships with Ethiopian and other organizations understanding that such partnerships will contribute to achieving the VISION and MISSION of LCH.
  • LCH is committed to implement the best practices related to childcare and helping children of trauma.
  • LCH supports environmental sustainability and where ever possible will seek out solutions that reduce or minimize environmental impact.

 

History

Many of the orphans and vulnerable children in Ethiopia live in households headed by elderly people, children or adult relatives who are terminally ill. A large number of children live in dire poverty. Children growing up in such circumstances are at greater risk of being affected by poor nutrition, inadequate access to education, lack of emotional support, health and exploitation and abuse.

Love children home (LCH), a community-based model, which was conceived after the founder, Meaza Abraha visited a school in Addis Ababa. It was in 2014, when Meaza and other three ladies decided to visit a school called Biruh Tesfa. In the school together with other three ladies found quite big number of children which are close to 2000. Most of them were orphans and needy children . Some have lost one of their parents. Around 500 of them are supported by fellow citizens and supporters from outside the country and they eat their lunch in the school. Others were forced to search food around the school. I find some were in a festering landscape of rotting food, plastic bags and junk at the koshe garbage dump in Addis Ababa near Biruh Tesfa School.

The director of the school has briefed me entirely about the orphans and needy children and it has ignited passion to visit the school for the second time. We have come to this area to meet many of the poorest of the poor, who have little and try to raise their children in the most horrible conditions. The second time visit was with purpose in mind. By the time, I found a woman seated at the director office of the school. Her name is Yetemwork. Yetemwork was pregnant with twins due in one week time and diagnosed with HIV. Her husband had died of AIDS-related illness, leaving 4 years boy with mother to help care.

Yetemwork’s house has no furniture inside her mud-brick house. Outside, there is a makeshift kitchen for cooking the family meal. Yetemwork and her 4 years boy live closely and eat from the garbage dump. This family is one of the many living in this dangerous area of the city. The boy searches through the garbage to find anything he can eat.

 “I looked at the pregnant women and her 4 years boy and could not stop crying. Question! Who is going to take care of them and their many needs?” That day marked the turning point in Yetemwork and her 4 years boy’s lives. I have given whatsoever money I have had in my wallet for the expenses she will face when she have her twin babies, and tips for spending on her new born. In 2014, I, began the initiative to transform the life of such vulnerable children.

Yetemwork gave birth week later and I have decided to make the support on monthly basis since then. The twins were beautiful baby girls and free of HIV AIDS. “Who would have thought that way?

I have decided to try another way to help the children in need, using selling out wedding gifts. The discussion on this with my husband turned and proven to be very successful to prevent the children from hunger and abuse. That was the start-up of the project of LCH and the continued support was made available accordingly for three years. After three years, I left with no financial support for next month. My heart melt when I see I have nothing to provide for next month. 

It was two weeks left to visit Yetemwork and her three children. It was not easy to think of their next food, and shelter, which are the basic ingredients for survival. Take a moment to imagine what your life could look like if you had lacked a support. God is always good. Divine intervention has followed! I met a friend of my husband who came to Ethiopia to visit us but with a divine purpose. Until this year 2019 he has made generous and continued support. As you can see from the picture the twins (Meron and Melat) are grown and they are now 5 years old and the boy (Bisrat) is 9 years old. They all go to school to learn and Yetemwork is getting the medical treatment of HIV AIDS.

Yetemwork and her three children Bisrat, Meron, and Melat (Photo October 2019 Addis Ababa)

In conclusion we are here to give you any information that might be in the interest of you through the email or phone number/WhatsApp. Your money will be used to pay for the support of the children. LCH’s dream is to help the children because they have a lot of problems facing them. I am sad to see the pain from the situation of being orphan and vulnerable who lost both or one of the parents. I want to welcome you to join LCH’s ideas where you are and let’s make something together and strongly in Jesus name we shall succeed on it. Please contact me. Thank you.

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