June 2016

Meeting Marte

We are excited to introduce International Affairs intern, Marte Samuelstuen, who is spending the summer with us at our Head Office in Addis Ababa. We sat down with Marte to find out more about herself, and the programme she has travelled to Ethiopia with. Stay up to date with what Marte is up to, by following her blog here: https://addisnewschoolifp.wordpress.com/blogposts/marte/

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June 2016

Our oldest program is evolving - how and why?

The face of Hope for Children’s oldest program – Child, Youth and Community Enrichment (CYC) – is evolving. Born over a decade ago from the need to provide severely impoverished HIV affected families in the Gulele area of Addis Ababa with support, the program now supports 400 families with monthly food payments to encourage children to attend school. As well as cash payments for food, children have access to an after school youth centre, health screening and psychosocial services.

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February 2016

Walking in New Shoes: How Ethiopian returnee women are avoiding unsafe migration

On the fourth floor of a dilapidated building in a compound set back from a busy Addis Ababa road, the sound of whirring from a sewing machine vibrates between the wooden partition walls of a small workshop. Here, Arsema (*not her real name) hunches over the sewing machine carefully feeding strips of navy suede under the needle. She is making a pair of sandals, which she will soon add to the growing collection hanging from the rack on the wall.

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July 2015

Summer School in Full Swing

It’s Monday morning at 9am, and around 60 children are lining up excitedly outside the HFC office. There is a long line of both boys and girls snaking along the length of the building, punctuated by many sets of beady eyes and eager smiles. These students are roughly half of our 100 summer school participants who are enrolled in the school holiday program to improve their academic and social development during the two month summer break.  

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July 2015

Aussie MPs visit HFC

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon in Addis, Hope for Children had two surprise visitors. No ordinary visitors, these two guests were Wayne Swan (former Deputy PM of Australia) and Tanya Plibersek (current Deputy Leader of the Opposition).

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