Children's Organizations in Ethiopia

Unicef

Unicef is a part of the United Nations system founded in 1946. Its headquarter is in New York, but Unicef also has 8 regional offices and 125 country offices. Ethiopia is one of the countries that is involved with Unicef. The basic purpose of this organizations is to protect children's rights and help children meet their needs. It also wants to expand children's opportunities so that they can reach their full potentioal. Unicef helps children by improving their health, education, and sanitation.
Contact Information:
UNICEF
P.O. Box 1169
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Email address: unicef@padis.gn.apc.org.

Circus Ethiopia

Circus Ethiopia is an organization in Ethiopia that provides recreation and educational opportunities to disadvantaged children. This organization introduces circus arts to the children, and it also helps many street children by involving them with the circus. Circus Ethiopia also promote Ethiopia and their culture overseas. Their circus shows are free, and they hope that they can make money through international shows to support their activities in Ethiopia.
Contact Information
P.O.Box 70282
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number 251-1-612174
Fax 251-1-612174
email address: circus@telecom.net.et

Save the Children

Save the Children is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization that works in 15 states in the United States and in 35 developing nations around the world. This organization aims at improving the lives of children in any way possible. It supports new approaches to child development and to basic education around the world.
Contact Information
Save the Children
54 Wilton Road
Westport, Ct 06880
Phone number: 1-800-243-5075 (8 am - 5 pm)

SOS Children's Villages Ethiopia

SOS Children's Villages Ethiopia is a private, non-political and non-denominational welfare organization that offer abandoned, orphaned, and destitute children a new and permanent home to prepare them for independent life. This organization began in 1949 and is represented in 129 countries. Every child is given a mother, and the boys and girls grow up together as brothers and sisters. Every family has a house of their own, and this house is a part of a village because the organization wants the children to grow up with cultural roots and a feeling of belonging.

Contact Information
SOS Children's Villages Ethiopia
Bole Road
P.O. Box 3495
Addis Ababa
Phone Number: +251/1/61 16 55
Fax Number: +251/1/61 16 33
email address: sos.eth@telecom.net.et

Ethiopian Community Development Council

Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) is a non-profit, community based organization whose mission is to resettle refugess. They also promote cultural, educational, and socio-economic development programs in the United States and Africa.
Contact Information:
Ethiopia CDC
1038 South Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22204
Phone Number: (703)685-0510
Fax Number: (703)685-0529

United States Agency for International Development Mission to Ethiopia

Developed in 1993, the USAID focused on improving food, health, family planning, primalry education and political institutions. This agency wants to make progress in Ethiopia over the next ten years. USAID had spent 1.5 billion dollars in Ethiopia already. USAID assistance wants to improve the education of the rural areas and females. Its main focus is to provide food security for the people of Ethiopia.
Contact Information:
Riverside Building
Off Asmara Road
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
P.O. Box 1014
Email address: aidethiopia@usaid.gov

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This website was created in the fall of 1998 by Cecile Nguyen, Marissa Moses, and Victoria Gabroy, students at Tulane University. It is a part of a group project for Professor April Brayfield's Children Around the World class. The purpose of this project is to educate people about the lives of children in Ethiopia.