For - ethiopia
For - ethiopia
For-ethiopia is a small UK registered charity, operating from Bristol in the UK and Addis Ababa, that provides sustainable development to help the people of Ethiopia move towards self-sufficiency.
For-ethiopia works to relieve poverty and sickness, to preserve and protect health and to advance education among the people of Ethiopia who are in need.
Using a participatory approach, the For-ethiopia Trust works through the For Development Association-Ethiopia (FDAE), its sister charity based in Addis Ababa. FDAE works in close partnership with the Ejere District and Addis Alem township administration offices for Rural Development and Water Resources, Health and Education. These local authorities help with the selection of villages to be supported, give permission for developments and provide expertise, advice, guidance and local contacts.
The partnership also includes target beneficiaries such as farmers associations, school directors, teachers and health care professionals, who represent the local communities. Extensive consultation in December 2003 resulted in the establishment of the three development priorities of water supply, healthcare and education.
For-ethiopia tries to ensure that each project is sustainable and renewable. The aim is not only to make a positive material difference but also to empower local communities. While For-ethiopia provides finance and supervision, it is the local communities who provide project locations and specifications, together with some labour or a small financial contribution to cover 10% of costs. They also take responsibility for the future maintenance and management of facilities and amenities provided.
For - ethiopia aims to:
- To provide communities with access to clean water, to help improve their quality of life, promote health, reduce disease and increase earning potential by reducing the time needed to collect water
- Improve access to education and raise standards of achievement by improving facilities in schools, providing furniture and teaching resources and supplying pupils in most need with uniform and books
- Raise standards of health and well-being by providing basic sanitation and better healthcare, through building toilet blocks, improving facilities in rural health posts and training healthcare workers
Established: September 2004
Registered Charity Number: 1108526
Board members: 10
Full time staff: 3
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 0117 377 4347
Address: 5 Broadoak Walk BRISTOL BS16 4AXView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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