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 revealed 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 regions, rates of child poverty ranged from 18 per cent in Addis Ababa to 91 per cent in Afar, Amhara, and SNNPR.
Gojjo project aims to resolve the issue of housing and fulfill the basic needs of young people in need. With housing, food, and sanitation provided, students are able to remain in school. We have gojjo projects in Addis, SNNPR and Amhara regions.
It has been over 3 years since we have been able to deliver new clothes, shoes, school supplies and housing supplies to our students in Ethiopia. 1500 pounds of goods are on their way as of November 2022. We will have some very happy students soon!