March 26, 2022
By empowering women, AGOHELMA’s modern and cultural food preparation and catering center helps to empower communities!
The program has been very successful since its inception in 2002, providing life-changing knowledge and skills to underprivileged women between the ages of 18 and 35 who live in difficult circumstances.
Today, the center graduated the 33rd class in the presence of Mr. Getachew Zewdu, Ethiopia Country Director of Menschen für Menschen Switzerland, Mr. Eshetu Aredo, Executive Director of Abebech Gobena Children’s Care and Development Association and Mr Mulugeta Deressa Program Director of Abebech Gobena Children’s Care and Development Association. In addition, Abebech Gobena Children’s Care and Development Association ’s Board of Directors Chairman Mr Dereje Teferi and other distinguished guests from various governmental and non-governmental organizations partaken.
The Graduates were trained in modern food preparation, cultural food preparation, catering, childcare and housekeeping through theory and practical sessions. Other supportive courses include family planning, reproductive health, hygiene, environment and sanitation, HIV / AIDS prevention and control, life skills, basic business planning and prevention and control of fire risks.
The knowledge, skills and employment opportunities offered by the program benefit not only the women who receive the training, but also their families and communities.
We would like to thank all supporters of the center, in particular Menchen fur Menchen Switzerland, who has been funding the program since 2014.
Thanks to all the supporters and donors, the center has been able to have a positive impact on the lives of more than 3,000 deprived women.
Last week, Mr. Eshetu Aredo, Executive Director of Abebech Gobena Children Care and Development Association (AGOHELMA), appeared in the Menschen für Menschen Switzerland (MfMCH) Country Office in Ethiopia, located in the Hayat area here in Addis Ababa, to sign a project agreement. Happiness was read on the face of Mr. Getachew Zewdu, Ethiopia representative of Menschen für Menschen Switzerland (MfMCH), while welcoming Mr. Eshetu into his office. Although they both wished to shake hands and hug each other, they preferred elbowing for COVID-19 prevention.
After the warmest greetings, they discussed on the main project areas of implementation, partnership strengthening, and signed the program agreement. It is implemented by AGOHELMA and funded by Menschen für Menschen Switzerland (MfMCH). The purpose of this agreement is to define the roles, rights and obligations of the parties in the six project areas of implementation, namely, children welfare, supplementary feeding and nutrition, Burayou school support, women empowerment through skill training, health insurance and travel allowance with a total value of ETB 27,356,921.04. The projects will be implemented over the next three years, 2022 – 2024. With the implementation of these projects, the lives of many disadvantaged children, women and communities will be significantly improved.
On this occasion, Mr. Eshetu highly thanked MfMCH for funding these very important projects in particular and for funding many of AGOHELMA’s live changing programs since late 2014. Mr. Getachew Zewdu for his part said that MfMCH is so proud to financially and technically support the organization of the great legendary women, Dr Abebech Gobena. He added that MfMCH always stands by AGOHELMA’s side to continue the legacy and realize the vision of Dr Abebech Gobena.
It is recalled that Menschen für Menschen Switzerland (MfMCH) is the big donor of AGOHELMA, which finances numerous life changing programs and, supports the organization technically since late 2014.
Abebech Gobena Yehetsanat Kebekabena Limat Mahiber fulfills the needs of vulnerable and orphaned children to equip them with skills, knowledge and assertiveness in the society. So, to bring about substantial change in their lives, donate today. We need your help to help others.
Phone : +251 118 694 629/+251 111 553 622
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P.O. Box: 24998
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia