According to a research done by UNICEF Ethiopia in 2018, about 36 million children in Ethiopia under the age of 18 lack access to basic services in at least three basic dimensions of the nine studied, with lack of access to housing and sanitation being the most acute. The study reveal that there are large geographical inequalities: 94% of the children in rural areas are multi- dimensionally deprived compared to 42% of those in urban areas. Across Ethiopia’s region, rates of child poverty range from 18 per cent in Addis Ababa to 91 per cent in Afar, Amhara, and SNNPR. Poverty rates are equally high in Oromia and Somali (90%) and Benishangul-Gumuz (89%).
Gojjo project aims to resolve the issue of housing and fulfill the basic needs of young people in need. Students will be able to focus and not have to worry of dropping out of school because of the responsibility to find shelter, food and sanitation as well as primary health care.