Addis Ababa Region, and the location of our projects in the capital city
Identified problem in the area : a lot of Ethiopian children die at early age - infantile death rate : 77,12 per 1000 ; children under 5 death rate : 123 per 1000, 2011 estimations - and many other do not grow and develop well because of diseases, malnutrition, famine, lack of clean water, poor sanitation, lack of child care, the poor education and the low income of their mothers. In now days, on the streets of Addis Ababa abandoned children are estimated at about 100,000. A significant number of them are orphans.
Yeteem response : We are creating a favourable condition for poor and orphans through the provision of basic needs (foods,clothing..),School materials and Health service for those who are under 16. For those who are from 16 up to 27 we provide marketable skill trainings,which enable them to get job opportunities and initiate for self-employment.
We have now been undertaking the child sponsorship program to 1500 children thanks to monthly financial adoption and Vocational Skill Training Program for those who are above 16 years old.
Integrated community based health service
Identified problem in the area : On the basis of problem priority at the target area, the demand for health services was found to be very crucial. According to our baseline survey, out of the total 1690 households of the Target area 549 (32.5%) households do not have access potable water. Also, 698 (41%)households do not have latrine. Beside this condition the number of malnourished children is very high. In addition, the people do not have adequate clinical health service provision. A recent article titled "Insanity over unsanitary State" and edited by the newspaper Fortune explains that in Ethiopia, only 13% of the population has access to basic sanitation. Urban access to sanitation is 29%, while in rural areas only 8% of the people, have access. The writer adds that in East Africa there 90 million people who pratice open defecation, out of which 48,7% of the practitionners were found in Ethiopia, according to the 2010 report of the Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) of UNICEF and WHO. This sanitation problem has consequences on the pollution of the water used by those who don't have access to potable water at home. Although, this health preoccupation is one of the Millenium Development Goals Ethiopia has to reach in 2015.
Yeteem response : YCDMF has taken the initiative to easier the burden of the community by constructing communal latrines and tap water points. It has constructed four modern communal latrines ; each has four units in the average and three tap water points with "Rotto" plastic water tankers at different sites in the target area.
YCDMF has been providing a vital supplementary food to the children who are Malnourished and need daily supplementary food . In addition, YCDMF has established a clinical health care service has established in the target area.
Tree plantation and soil conservation
In the context of the growing environmental problem, Plantation and soil conservation program has a vital role to alleviate the level of forest
in the city. Now the level of forest in Ethiopia has found in a very critical condition. Several sources indicate that the level of forest in all over the country is declined from 2.5% to
Identified problem in the area : In addis Ababa area, the problems are : an important air pollution, because of located factory wastages in the neighborhood, a soil erosion, the flood and the low level of awareness of the community on the use of forest. Indeed, the majority of people are dependent on the forest for their livelihood : wood is used to cook and built houses, and soil is also important during the building process. In addition, these conditions have a negative impact on the climate, can create health problems, dangerous living conditions during the rainy season, and contribute to impoverish the Ethiopian biodiversity and resources.
Yeteem response : As the project agreement that YCDMF signed with Addis Ababa City Administration Agriculture Bureau More than 100 thousand trees has planted and found in a good condition on 28,3 hectares. In addition, More than 5 thousand trees have been planting yearly since 2OOO.
Through the day-to-day intensive care and relentless effort in tending and protecting the forest, Ii is thriving very well, even if some areas still needed replantation. Also, by reinforcing the guardians with watchtowers and guns we can preserve the forest from deforestation. We have conducted several workshops and seminars towards raising the awareness of the community. In addition it creates a job opportunity for 500 people in digging wells to plant trees and making dyke. The area is now become safe from air pollution, soil erosion and flood.