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Project information


To develop a long-life learning centre, in which young destitute Ethiopian children supported by FANOS and disadvantaged individuals from other charitable organisation for use of information, supplementary education, personal skills development training, and social & cultural activities.

September 2015 - January 2017

Charity information: FANOS for Ethiopian Street Children Charitable Organisation

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  • Need


    Securing their daily food is a major problem for most street children. It is reported that 6% are forced to beg in order to get their daily food and a large number also drop out of school due to lack of educational materials.The female literacy rate in the rural areas in 2000 is11% compared to 32% for males.The reasons for low female participation in the literacy program are due to heavy and tedious workload at
    home and outside home.Children’s right to education is a central concern for FANOS.


    •To enhance educational attainment of children and young people in our community by providing learning opportunities for supplementary education, personal skills development training courses and use of information, which are vital for the achievement of employment;
    •To develop children and young people’s potentials, talents and self-confidence or/self-esteem through the promotion of cultural diversity and musical, sport and artistic needs.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Introduces children to basic learning skills that are needed in primary and secondary schools.


    » Education for children age 5- 18, via Back to school. By providing uniforms, books, stationery's and school fees. - Involving the local schools.
    » - Run Saturday supplementary class. - Skill training and social enterprise (income generating activities). Sport activities for youth.
    » Raising children's awareness of HIV and other related diseases, drugs and poverty and creating the will to change unjust lifestyles.

    What success will look like

    Success will be helping 300 children every year by introducing them to basic computer skill,homework and extra curricular activities and Having involved at least 3 local schools.

  • Impact


    The project will increasing the number of street children back to education and provide a career path for many local school children. We will demonstrate the success of this project by monitoring the number of street children, who went back to school in the Arada Sub-City area and Combolcha. Success will be a 20% increase in this number for the next 3 years especially in girls. We will also continue to work closely with local schools to track the progress of the students.


    There is a risk that some of the children may drop out. But we have dealt with this risk by involving the parents and the school.We also provide extra help especially for girls.The reasons for low female participation in the literacy program is due to heavy and tedious work load at home. We have dealt with this risk by working closely with parent/carer and the school. Also home visits twice a month to encourage and help the family.


    Funders of this project will receive a three month report detailing the project activity. we will report to our funders the progress of the children's education via email.Also with supporting pictures and DVD, which shows the children participating and ongoing project activities.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £74,970

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      Amount Heading Description
      £20,000 Staff Salary Five Seplemntary Teachers
      £25,000 Resources Computers, Books, Learning materials
      £17,650 Running Cost Bills, Rents, Uniforms, Breakfast
      £12,320 Art & Dance workshops Holding Seven workshops for local community and local school children
  • Background


    We intend to work in Ethiopia,
    * Arada Sub-City, Addis Ababa
    * Combolcha, Wollo province
    Ethiopia is one of the worst African countries in relation to street children’s issues and spread of HIV/AIDS. As many studies suggested the number of street children in main cities/towns of the country was estimated to be between 100,000 – 150,000.For example, three cities/towns alone, in the Amhara region have been quoted to have around 15,000 street children.Dessie and Woldia in Wollo province.


    The project will reach street and orphan children who are in great need.Our project activities will be running in most affected areas of the country. For example, According to a local study in 2004 by the Arada Sub-City Social Affairs Office, only in one borough in Arada Sub-City area more than 8,000 street children have been identified.Wollo province in which we intend to run 60% of the project is one of the worst provinces in Ethiopia.The primary beneficiaries will be disadvantage children.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been working for the past 12 years with the street children and their families. We have developed a good working relationship with the local government in Arada Sub-City, Addis Ababa and Wollo, Combolcha with local school and churches. We believe working in partnership is the key to tackle the problem that the street children face.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Abeba Mersha

    Abeba has played a big role,implementing the supplementary class,in UK Ethiopian community for5 years.Her experience will be key in delivering our aim

    Wesmco ( Ethiopia)

    Wesmco is our sister organisation work closely with us for the past 8 years.In order to achieve our goal our partner organisation is key.


will pay for a child school fee, Uniform & Books