Help Support Vulnerable Women & Children in Ethiopia
Despite closing our Ethiopia adoption program, we are pleased to continue support for children and families in Ethiopia. We are fortunate that projects previously owned by Children’s Home are now under the ownership of Adams Thermal Foundation. We are grateful for their support and hope you are as excited as we are to see these projects not only continue, but to thrive!
AHOPE for Children
Heavily impacted by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, Ethiopia is home to a unique and wonderful organization called AHOPE for Children. In 2002, AHOPE began, under the name Enat Home, as a hospice for orphaned children with HIV/AIDS. After the PEPFAR intervention and a partnership with World Wide Orphans Foundation, lifesaving anti-retroviral medication became steadily available to the children at AHOPE. Since that time, the organization has gone from providing end-of-life care to become “a program of hope for a real future for every child.”
Though our adoption program in Ethiopia is now closed, we continue to pass along funding to this credible, caring, and compassionate organization. In addition to orphan care, AHOPE provides family preservation services through their Community Development Center. AHOPE also provides transition and skill services to children aging out of orphanage care through their many Youth Transition homes in Addis Ababa.
Hope for Hossana
A project that began alongside Children’s Home’s Ethiopian adoption program, the Hossana School is now under the ownership of Adams Thermal Foundation.
Thanks to your wonderful support the school has grown steadily over the years and now has more than 570 students in grades K-12. The vast majority of students attend tuition-free. Your support helps to also provide vital transportation, school supplies, medical care, and more. The school also boasts a large garden. Produce yielded from the garden is used to supplement the school meal program. The garden is also used as a learning lab where children learn biology and families learn about sustainable gardening practices which can be replicated in their homes.
A project that began alongside Children’s Home’s Ethiopian adoption program, the Ottoro School is now under the ownership of Adams Thermal Foundation. Thanks to your wonderful support the school has grown steadily over the years and now has more than 520 students in grades K-9. After providing electricity to the village, and growing the school by adding classroom blocks as the student population grew, Adams Thermal was able to expand services at the school to offer uniforms, medical care, and a library. Ottoro is a very rural community that lacks opportunities for children, there are hundreds of applicants every year and class sizes are always at capacity.