Compassion partners with churches and denominations to help them provide Ethiopian children with the opportunity to rise above their circumstances and become all God has created them to be.
Compassion's work in Ethiopia began in 1993. Currently, more than 89,800 children participate in more than 390 child development centers.
Population: 73 millions
Life expectancy: Male 48 years, Female 50 years
Under-5 mortality rate: 9,5%
People with HIV/AIDS: 1.500.000 (2,05%)
Drinking water sources: 24%
Adequate sanitation facilities: 12%
Literacy rate: Male 50%, Female 35%
Population in extreme poverty ($1.25 a day): 50%
Compassion began its ministry in Ethiopia in 1993, when the Child Sponsorship Program was started.
Light snacks are provided at the center, especially when children come from school to attend tutorials and skill trainings. In most cases, light snacks include bread, tea and crackers. Every three months, supplementary food grain and cooking oil is provided for families. Nutritional intervention is made per a physician's prescription when there is an evidence of malnutrition.
Children are involved in various clubs at the child development centers including various sports activities. They are also encouraged to participate in tree planting and environmental cleaning events. Moreover, children actively participate in different campaigns that focus on child protection, road traffic and so on. Children are also provided with recreational and educational trips that help them widen their knowledge.