Who we are

“Hiwot” means “Life”. Hiwot Ethiopia was established in 1995 as youth club by fourteen young people concerned about the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS, SRH Hazards and wished to make a positive contribution to combating the spread of the disease, particularly among children and young people. From these small beginnings, it grew and developed into an association, then a registered NGO, and is now re-registered as a Civil Society Organizations/charity to operate in Ethiopia under the registration # 0345. Through its 25 years of experiences, Hiwot is delivering a range of multi-year program with a variety of local and international partners in Addis Ababa and Amhara Regiona. Hiwot Ethiopia has established its main office in Addis Ababa, one Branch and five Sub Branches in Norths shewa zone of Amhara region.

Hiwot Ethiopia is a member of the African Gender Based Violence (GBV) Network, Consortium of Population, Health and Environment (PHE-Ethiopia), Consortium for Reproductive Health Association (CORHA), Consortium of Christian Relief Development Association/CCRDA, and Secretariat of MenEngage Ethiopia Network. Hiwot Ethiopia has a plan to expand its programs in different parts of the country.


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                                                                    

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



  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Confidentiality
  • Respectfulness
  • Responsiveness
  • Ethical
  • Equality of Opportunity
  • Efficiency, Effectiveness and professionalism


  • Health
  • Education
  • Children’s &Youth Right
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Gender Equality

Cross Cutting Issues

  • Disability

Engaging boys and men
Hiwot Profile (Edited) November 2019
Hiwot Ethiopia Summary SPM 2017-2021