“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.
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, and is now re-registered with the Charities and Societies Agency as an Ethiopian resident 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
Hiwot Ethiopia envisages a future where children and youth in Ethiopia live healthy, happy and productive lives
Hiwot Ethiopia’s mission is to work for the positive development of community through,
- raising awareness of issues affecting children and youth and working to change attitudes and practices that are harmful to them,
- Providing practical support and health services to children and youth,
- building the capacity and skills of children and youth, partner organizations and its own capacity and expertise,
- ensuring participation and sustainability and
- networking and partnership
Strategic Goal 1: Improve the life children, youth and women’s through SRH, FP, maternal health, RMNCH, Nutrition, WASH and other gender sensitive health interventions.
Strategic Goal 2: Improve the situation of children, girls and youth by helping them to have quality education
Strategic Goal 3: Promote wellbeing of children’s, girls and women’s through capacity building and strengthen community- based protection and prevention mechanism
Strategic Goal 4: Improving livelihood and food security status of youths, and women/girls through various IGAs and economic support.
Strategic Goal 5: Improve organizational capacity of CBOs, CSOs, government partners working for better wellbeing of children and youth
- Equality of Opportunity
- Efficiency, Effectiveness and professionalism
- children’s right
Cross Cutting Issues
- Gender and
- Engaging boys and men