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The Stephen Lewis Foundation Through KYRHDO Handed over Seed money provided in the second quarter for 50 Grandmothers

The Stephen Lewis Foundation Through KYRHDO Handed over Seed money provided in the second quarter for 50 Grandmothers

Ethiopia has a large and very vulnerable population, with an estimated 15 percent of the population living below the poverty line. HIV/AIDS is one of the key challenges for the overall development of Ethiopia,

There were an estimated 72,945 children under the age of 15 years old living with HIV, out of which 20,522 needed ART. Due to the combined effect of poverty and AIDS, more than 5.4 million children under the age of 18 years were orphaned out of which 855,720 (16%) lost at least one parent due to AIDS. It was estimated that there were a total of 744,100 AIDS orphans aged 0-18 years old. 529,800 were maternal, 464,500 paternal, and 250,200 dual orphans. HIV/AIDS accounted for 32%.

Today, despite several efforts in ensuring comprehensive services for children affected by AIDS, there exist gaps in the following areas, like Economic assistance., Reducing the vulnerability of children in terms of preventing child labor, child trafficking and child-headed households and Upholding the basic Rights of children.

Yeka sub city is one of the sub cities where the majority of the economically and socially disadvantaged groups are living. The sub city comprises of main urban slums that comprise majority of urban economically disadvantaged children and youth. Due to large number of economically disadvantage youth that are grown up from economically poor families many of the children and youth are school dropouts. Most of them wander on the street and sustain their life by doing daily labour and getting involved in other illegal activities like stealing, robbery and the likes.

Therefore, it has come to the attention of KYRHDO that efforts to support the children youth in the area of educational support and provision of resources that encourage empowerments by availing job opportunity to these segments of the community.

Fifty Participants from different Governmental , non Governmental offices and stakeholders were selected in the woreda and forum discussion was held  for one day on the issue of the project ‘The participants were grouped in  different groups to discuss on the future direction of the project. Finally the participants came together and promised to give their time for the strengthening of the project. Beneficiaries were selected by the assistance of the steering committee members and the first round seed money was  provided.

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