“Hiwot” means “Life”. Hiwot Ethiopia was initially established as a youth club by fourteen young people who wished to make a difference. From these small beginnings, Hiwot Ethiopia grew and developed into an association, then a registered NGO with the Charities and Societies Agency as an Ethiopian Civil Society Organization/NGOs/ charity focused on working with children and youth. Hiwot Ethiopia delivers a range of multi-year projects with a number of local and international partners.
“We have dreams that have to be true. But we are in a new situation now. We are facing HIV/AIDS. We all are at risk, in the same boat. We have to do something about it and not die at this early age” Thus, we have organized our self and established a youth club where we can meet and discuss each other about HIV&AIDS and other relevant issues and work together. This was the first discussion we had together with the founding members to establish the then Hiwot anti-AIDS Club/association and now Hiwot Ethiopia.
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COVID-19 and the responses
Hiwot Ethiopia COVID-19 Response
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The disease spreads from person to person through infected air droplets that are projected during sneezing or coughing. It can also be transmitted when humans have contact with hands or surfaces that contain the virus and touch their eyes, nose, or mouth with the contaminated hands.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
Hiwot Ethiopia’s COVID-19 Response
Hiwot Ethiopia was delivered personal protection equipment’s such as Face masks, Sanitizer, detergents including Hand Wash setups to target schools and community groups in Addis Ababa and Amahar Region of Northshewa zone.
Similarly, the organization conducted awareness creation sessions through using Radio show, school mini-media, and edutainment sessions at the market place and on the street, so that to enhance children’s, youth and community groups’ awareness at large.
The support is financed by Save the children, ICDI, Malala Fund, and Amref Health Africa (Power to Youth) project
Situation: the security situation in Northern Ethiopia is highly unpredictable, with the recent escalation of heavy clashes between the government and Tigray Forces and their respective allied forces in the Amhara and Afar regions. Since then, Ethiopia’s Minister of Justice has declared a nationwide state of emergency.
Over 840,000 have been displaced due to conflict in the two regions, according to estimates by the Government of Ethiopia. High levels of food insecurity in Northern Ethiopia remain a major concern. Urgent action is needed to reach the displaced people with emergency food and other related assistance.
Hiwot Ethiopia in collaboration with “Power to Youth” project purchased and delivered emergency response support to internally displaced people/IDPs located in Debreberahn town of Northshewa Zone of Amhara region.
Based on the need assessment collected from North Shoa Zone Administration and food security and risk prevention Bureau, Hiwot Ethiopia management committed to purchase Mattress and Macaroni. Therefore, 50 Mattresses, 10 Quintal /40 sacks, 25kgeach/ of Macaroni and one packet of Spaghetti delivered to North Shoa Zone food security and risk prevention office on December 11, 2021 at Debreberhan town. “Power to Youth” project is funded by the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Netherlands through Amref Health Africa. Hiwot Ethiopia would like to acknowledge Power to Youth project implementing partners; Amref Health Africa, Ethiopia country office and YNSD.