ENPA
Hilfe für äthiopische Kinder
Education for Needy People Association
© ENPA Alive e.V.

Blog

The current situation

ENPA finds oneself in a difficult situation since the association was founded. There are multiple reasons for that: First of all: The property of the school is just rented by a private person. Thus ENPA is exposed to a growing uncertainty and dependence or even the lessor’s arbitrariness. Kaleb, the project manager of ENPA, and with him some colleagues and friends are working constantly for a solution. Tirelessly the different federal authorities are asked for an own property like they did before to other social associations sometimes. Even if we will continue on this way it’s seems like a long and difficult precede! The last thing we will to lose is our hope! Furthermore ENPA is completely dependent of private voluntary donations. Like other NGO’s and projects in Ethiopia ENPA doesn’t get a single financial support from the government at all. The school costs a lot of money. With round about 100 children we take care of with food, water, qualified education, school’s materials and so on the school needs money constantly. Of course, if possible, ENPA would take care of even more children to give them a chance of a life in dignity and without poverty. But our recourses are limited! You can help! Become a part of our world and support this wonderful project! We appreciate a lot.

Our dreams and hopes for the future

We are not utopists. Because of this we somehow seperate our hopes and dreams who might happen someday and our actually plans. One realistic hope is that ENPA will continue to exist and is able to help poor children and their families permanently. If ENPA will grow and expand, financially and logistically, we can think about to give scholarships to support children to visit the university one day. This, obviously, will be just a future plan if all the other basic needs are fullfilled. But even if we will give small scholarships for buying books this might help as well. Our active plans and programms? To take care of even more children. Every child that has participated in the school programm became a different person. A young, self-confident, educated and healthy human beeing with a lot of potential for themselves and their community. This chance we want, if possible, give as many children as possible. PROJECT OUTLINE/2017 General Goal: The general goal of the project is to give early childhood care and support to children in difficult circumstances and improve the life of less income families by providing basic education and social support for the children as well as capacity building of poor women so as to contribute in poverty reduction through time. Objective :    To    improve    poor    children's    overall    development    and    readiness    for    further education within a sustainable quality. Mission: To   enhance   children   in   difficult   circumstances   holistic   personality   development   through basic education. To    enable    orphan    and    vulnerable    children    obtain    pre-school    education    and    to    reduce number of school dropouts through school feeding program. To   support   beneficiary   children   of   the   project   continue   their   education   by   providing   school materials, school uniforms and other psycho-social support. To   expand   a   book   reading   culture   among   children   of   pre-school   and   elementary   school students by providing books and basic library access. Economically   empowering   poor   women   and   less   income   families   by   arranging   small   scale business    trainings    and    creating    jobs    to    women    through    networking    with    different stakeholders. 1 .    Education   for   Needy   People   Association   (ENPA)   was   established   by   few   youth   who   had grown    up    in    different    orphanages    &    child    care    institutions    and    now    working    in    different government   and   non-government   organizations   in   different   professions.   When   the   project   was initiated,   it   was   to   give   an   ease   to   mothers   who   could   not   send   their   small   children   for   a   pre- school   education   where   it   was   so   expensive   and   unaffordable.   In   addition   to   this,   children   of   a very   low   income   family   were   unable   to   go   to   school   and   were   closed   in   an   empty   shelter   where they   were   susceptible   for   different   types   of   abuses.   Moreover,   as   the   mothers   of   those   children were   engaged   in   low   income   labour   activities   such   as   wood   collection,   housemaid   in   different places,   working   in   seedling   farm,   garbage   collection,   and   some   of   them   working   on   commercial sex, they were not able to take their children together with them to working place. Therefore,    as    ENPA    started    its    pre-school    education    project    in    the    current    project    area,    the following were achieved in the past 6 years: More   than   150   children   were   able   to   attend   the   formal   free   pre-school   education   given   by the project. All   beneficiary   children   of   the   school   project   were   provided   with   basic   school   materials, school uniforms and all the necessary psycho-social support. By   making   house   to   house   research   and   by   finding   out   that   most   of   the   beneficiaries   were not   able   strictly   to   go   to   school   due   to   nutritional   problem,   then   all   the   beneficiary children   were   provided   school   meal   and   snack   which   highly   helped   to   reduce   school dropouts. 85   poor   mothers   were   able   to   attend   from   short   to   long-term   trainings   such   as   cloth sewing,   food   preparation,   hair   dresser   and   few   of   them   Basic   computer   training   among which   some   of   them   are   now   able   to   get   a   job   and   became   self-independent   to   take   care of their children and family. The   pre-school   education   compound   of   ENPA   successfully   provided   summer   tutorial   class for   more   than   300   children   who   are   siblings   of   ENPA   beneficiaries   and   others   from   the local   community   all   the   summers   of   2010   –   2016   by   inviting   different   volunteers   from different places.    ENPA   School   was   also   successful   in   achieving   in   providing   basic   literacy   education   to   adults especially   to   illiterate   women   whose   children   were   beneficiaries   of   the   project   as   well   as to other women who were sent from the local Woreda Education office. All   the   beneficiary   children   of   ENPA   had   involved   in   different   art   and   sport   activities   where a   small   football   team   was   created   in   the   name   of   ENPA   and   brought   a   championship   cup under   the   age   of   15   football   match   done   among   16   teams   from   Bole   Kifle   Ketema   (Sub city). And    currently,    85    children    from    the    age    of    3    to    7    are    directly    attending    a    pre-school education   (Nursery,   Lower   KG,   and   Upper   KG)   by   obtaining   all   the   above   mentioned support   from   the   project   at   ENPA   school   compound.   Among   the   85   students   few   of   them are   physically   disable   but   attending   the   pre-school   activity   attentively.   And   more   than   150 children   attending   primary   education   in   government   school   are   also   getting   support   from the project. ENPA   school   project   has   opened   a   job   opportunity   to   14   persons   (most   of   them   female) who worked as teachers, care givers, cleaners, cook, guard and other support staff. 1 .                 ENPA    Charity    Association    strictly    works    as    per    the    rules    and    regulation    of    Federal Democratic   Republic   of   Ethiopia   Charities   and   Societies   Agency   and   every   year   the   project activity   and   financial   situation   is   audited   by   accredited   external   auditors   and   audit   reports   are submitted   to   concerned   stakeholders   every   year.   Therefore,   we   hereby   have   attached   the   Audit report of the last two years (2014/2015). 2 .                 Donors    of    ENPA    school    project    are    few    Italian    teachers    working    at    Italian    Cultural Institute   in   Addis   Ababa,   Ethiopia(They   have   been   supporting   the   school   from   the   scratch   by communicating   different   associations   in   Italy),   contributions   from   ENPA   members   and   other individuals from local community. 3 .   EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND SUPPORT . . Feeding Program         Provision    of    a    snack    all    the    mornings    from    Monday    to    Friday    to    85    children    currently attending   the   pre-school   education   which   includes   bread   with   milk   3   days   per   week,   and   bread with banana 2 days per week.  And provision of a meal from Monday to Friday to 85 children currently attending the pre- school education which includes injera with different sauce and/or meal of high carbohydrate and protein containing foodstuff such as pasta, macaroni or rice. . School Uniform Provision   of   a   school   uniform   to   85   children   attending   Pre-school   education   and   150   children attending primary school.   Target beneficiaries The target beneficiaries of the project are:   - 200 Children from very low income families   -  90 orphan and vulnerable Children living with their grandparents or extended families   - 10 disable Children who could not attend school due to their disability   - 300 Women living in a very impoverished situation    And other children of the project area Expected Results : If   at   least   the   above   two   activities   will   be   supported   by   any   donor   organization   for   the coming   year,   235   children   will   be   benefited   directly   and   235   poor   women   will   be   benefited indirectly   as   they   will   not   worry   about   the   school   uniforms   and   other   related   costs   they   may incur.   The   poor   parents   will   get   enough   time   to   do   other   activities   that   may   help   their futurity.   In   addition   to   this,   siblings   of   the   direct   beneficiaries   of   ENPA   as   well   as   the   children around   the   project   area   will   be   benefited   by   participating   in   the   tutorial   services,   reading activities,   and   sport   activities.   Both   the   direct   and   indirect   beneficiaries   of   the   project   are   all from    Yeka    Sub    city    Woreda    9    &    10    areas    (usually    known    as    Yeka    Kidanemeheret    & Medahanealem Church area – near the Forest of Yeka Mountain). 1 .   Specific details on the purpose and potential benefits: As   most   of   the   children   attending   the   pre-school   education   are   from   very   poor   and   lower income   families,   the   parents   are   unable   to   provide   meal   to   the   children.   If   the   children   coming to   the   kindergarten   do   not   get   any   meal   per   day,   they   cannot   properly   attend   the   classroom activity   properly.   They   will   sleep   in   the   classroom,   they   will   be   easily   affected   with   disease   and they   will   be   absent   from   school.   And   if   they   become   absent   from   school   as   their   poor   mothers leave    them    alone    at    home,    they    will    be    exposed    for    different    abuses    such    as    child    labor exploitations    and    other    immoral    behaviours    of    adults.    Therefore,    the    feeding    program    will highly help the beneficiaries to come to school and attend their education properly. And   as   one   of   the   rule   of   Ethiopian   Education   system   is   to   have   a   school   uniform   at   all   level from   Pre-school-up   to   high   school,   the   beneficiaries   of   this   project   need   to   obtain   a   school Uniform   at   least   once   per   year.   And   as   the   selected   beneficiaries   of   this   project   could   not   afford the   price   of   school   uniform,   they   are   using   1   school   uniform   for   more   than   3   or   4   years.   Even most   of   them   were   dropping   from   school   due   to   lack   of   getting   school   uniform.   This   is   because they   are   not   allowed   to   enter   into   school   compound   without   school   uniform.   Moreover,   they will    be    psychologically    affected    as    they    see    other    children    with    new    and    clean    uniforms. Therefore,         obtaining   school   uniform   will   be   very   much   vital   to   the   students   to   attend   their education properly. 1 . As   the   school   project   goes   on   take   caring   the   children   of   the   selected   poor   women   from very   low   income   families,   the   parents   will   get   time   to   do   other   activities   such   as   going   to   search for   a   job   by   being   recruited   somewhere   else   or   doing   small   petty   trading   as   it   is   common   in most   communities   in   Addis   Ababa.   Most   of   the   mothers   are   those   engaged   in   housemaid, garbage   collection,   firewood   collection,   and   injera   baking   jobs   where   a   very   low   income   is obtained.   Thus,   most   of   the   income   coming   from   the   above   jobs   usually   even   cannot   cover   the house rent and a normal meal to a family. So,    bearing    in    mind    this    situation,    ENPA    wields    all    endeavours    to    organize    and    arrange opportunities   of   different   small   trainings   such   as   cloth   sewing,   food   preparation,   hair   dresser and   other   relevant   small   scale   trainings   to   the   mothers   of   the   beneficiaries   by   communicating with   concerned   stakeholders   in   the   Woreda   and   Sub   city   so   that   the   training   will   help   the   poor women   to   become   economically   independent   and   support   themselves   through   the   small   scale business   engagements.   Therefore,   benefiting   from   the   school   project   will   help   to   promote   the sustainability of their future life condition.    In   addition   to   this,   ENPA   is   progressively   requesting   all   the   concerned   government   offices   to obtain   a   permanent   place   or   a   plot   of   land   and   other   related   support   to   make   more   sustainable the   school   project      and   so   as   to   reach   its   goal   of   supporting   the   most   vulnerable   and   needy people. 1 . The   total   cost   of   the   larger   project   of   which   ENPA   has   submitted   to   Charities   and   Societies Agency    as    well    as    the    one    signed    with    Finance    and    Economy    Development    Bureau    is    ETB 5,634,402.54   for   three   years   (   This   includes   all   the   project   cost   as   well   as   Administration   cost planned   for   the   coming   3   years   2017-2019).   And   ENPA   believes   the   full   project   will   be   funded   by different   contributions   of   individuals   and   benevolent   people   as   it   has   been   funded   the   last   6 years.
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ENPA Alive e.V.
Education for Needy People Association
© ENPA Alive e.V.  

Blog

The current situation

ENPA finds oneself in a difficult situation since the association was founded. There are multiple reasons for that: First of all: The property of the school is just rented by a private person. Thus ENPA is exposed to a growing uncertainty and dependence or even the lessor’s arbitrariness. Kaleb, the project manager of ENPA, and with him some colleagues and friends are working constantly for a solution. Tirelessly the different federal authorities are asked for an own property like they did before to other social associations sometimes. Even if we will continue on this way it’s seems like a long and difficult precede! The last thing we will to lose is our hope! Furthermore ENPA is completely dependent of private voluntary donations. Like other NGO’s and projects in Ethiopia ENPA doesn’t get a single financial support from the government at all. The school costs a lot of money. With round about 100 children we take care of with food, water, qualified education, school’s materials and so on the school needs money constantly. Of course, if possible, ENPA would take care of even more children to give them a chance of a life in dignity and without poverty. But our recourses are limited! You can help! Become a part of our world and support this wonderful project! We appreciate a lot.

Our dreams and hopes for the future

We are not utopists. Because of this we somehow seperate our hopes and dreams who might happen someday and our actually plans. One realistic hope is that ENPA will continue to exist and is able to help poor children and their families permanently. If ENPA will grow and expand, financially and logistically, we can think about to give scholarships to support children to visit the university one day. This, obviously, will be just a future plan if all the other basic needs are fullfilled. But even if we will give small scholarships for buying books this might help as well. Our active plans and programms? To take care of even more children. Every child that has participated in the school programm became a different person. A young, self-confident, educated and healthy human beeing with a lot of potential for themselves and their community. This chance we want, if possible, give as many children as possible. PROJECT OUTLINE/2017 General Goal: The general goal of the project is to give early childhood care and support to children in difficult circumstances and improve the life of less income families by providing basic education and social support for the children as well as capacity building of poor women so as to contribute in poverty reduction through time. Objective :   To   improve   poor   children's   overall   development   and readiness for further education within a sustainable quality. Mission: To      enhance      children      in      difficult      circumstances      holistic personality development through basic education. To    enable    orphan    and    vulnerable    children    obtain    pre-school education   and   to   reduce   number   of   school   dropouts   through school feeding program. To   support   beneficiary   children   of   the   project   continue   their education   by   providing   school   materials,   school   uniforms   and other psycho-social support. To   expand   a   book   reading   culture   among   children   of   pre-school and   elementary   school   students   by   providing   books   and   basic library access. Economically     empowering     poor     women     and     less     income families    by    arranging    small    scale    business    trainings    and creating   jobs   to   women   through   networking   with   different stakeholders. 1 .      Education     for     Needy     People     Association     (ENPA)     was established   by   few   youth   who   had   grown   up   in   different   orphanages &   child   care   institutions   and   now   working   in   different   government and   non-government   organizations   in   different   professions.   When   the project   was   initiated,   it   was   to   give   an   ease   to   mothers   who   could   not send   their   small   children   for   a   pre-school   education   where   it   was   so expensive   and   unaffordable.   In   addition   to   this,   children   of   a   very   low income   family   were   unable   to   go   to   school   and   were   closed   in   an empty    shelter    where    they    were    susceptible    for    different    types    of abuses.   Moreover,   as   the   mothers   of   those   children   were   engaged   in low   income   labour   activities   such   as   wood   collection,   housemaid   in different   places,   working   in   seedling   farm,   garbage   collection,   and some   of   them   working   on   commercial   sex,   they   were   not   able   to   take their children together with them to working place. Therefore,   as   ENPA   started   its   pre-school   education   project   in   the current project area, the following were achieved in the past 6 years: More   than   150   children   were   able   to   attend   the   formal   free pre-school education given by the project. All    beneficiary    children    of    the    school    project    were    provided with    basic    school    materials,    school    uniforms    and    all    the necessary psycho-social support. By   making   house   to   house   research   and   by   finding   out   that most   of   the   beneficiaries   were   not   able   strictly   to   go   to   school due   to   nutritional   problem,   then   all   the   beneficiary   children were   provided   school   meal   and   snack   which   highly   helped   to reduce school dropouts. 85   poor   mothers   were   able   to   attend   from   short   to   long-term trainings   such   as   cloth   sewing,   food   preparation,   hair   dresser and   few   of   them   Basic   computer   training   among   which   some of    them    are    now    able    to    get    a    job    and    became    self- independent to take care of their children and family. The    pre-school    education    compound    of    ENPA    successfully provided   summer   tutorial   class   for   more   than   300   children who   are   siblings   of   ENPA   beneficiaries   and   others   from   the local   community   all   the   summers   of   2010   –   2016   by   inviting different volunteers from different places.    ENPA   School   was   also   successful   in   achieving   in   providing   basic literacy    education    to    adults    especially    to    illiterate    women whose   children   were   beneficiaries   of   the   project   as   well   as   to other     women     who     were     sent     from     the     local     Woreda Education office. All   the   beneficiary   children   of   ENPA   had   involved   in   different art    and    sport    activities    where    a    small    football    team    was created   in   the   name   of   ENPA   and   brought   a   championship cup   under   the   age   of   15   football   match   done   among   16   teams from Bole Kifle Ketema (Sub city). And   currently,   85   children   from   the   age   of   3   to   7   are   directly attending    a    pre-school    education    (Nursery,    Lower    KG,    and Upper    KG)    by    obtaining    all    the    above    mentioned    support from   the   project   at   ENPA   school   compound.   Among   the   85 students   few   of   them   are   physically   disable   but   attending   the pre-school   activity   attentively.   And   more   than   150   children attending   primary   education   in   government   school   are   also getting support from the project. ENPA    school    project    has    opened    a    job    opportunity    to    14 persons   (most   of   them   female)   who   worked   as   teachers,   care givers, cleaners, cook, guard and other support staff. 1 .             ENPA   Charity   Association   strictly   works   as   per   the   rules   and regulation   of   Federal   Democratic   Republic   of   Ethiopia   Charities   and Societies   Agency   and   every   year   the   project   activity   and   financial situation    is    audited    by    accredited    external    auditors    and    audit reports    are    submitted    to    concerned    stakeholders    every    year. Therefore,   we   hereby   have   attached   the   Audit   report   of   the   last   two years (2014/2015). 2 .                 Donors    of    ENPA    school    project    are    few    Italian    teachers working   at   Italian   Cultural   Institute   in   Addis   Ababa,   Ethiopia(They have      been      supporting      the      school      from      the      scratch      by communicating   different   associations   in   Italy),   contributions   from ENPA members and other individuals from local community. 3 .   EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND SUPPORT . . Feeding Program       Provision   of   a   snack   all   the   mornings   from   Monday   to   Friday   to   85 children     currently     attending     the     pre-school     education     which includes   bread   with   milk   3   days   per   week,   and   bread   with   banana 2 days per week.  And provision of a meal from Monday to Friday to 85 children currently attending the pre-school education which includes injera with different sauce and/or meal of high carbohydrate and protein containing foodstuff such as pasta, macaroni or rice. . School Uniform Provision   of   a   school   uniform   to   85   children   attending   Pre-school education and 150 children attending primary school.   Target beneficiaries The target beneficiaries of the project are:   - 200 Children from very low income families         -        90    orphan    and    vulnerable    Children    living    with    their grandparents or extended families       -   10   disable   Children   who   could   not   attend   school   due   to   their disability   - 300 Women living in a very impoverished situation    And other children of the project area Expected Results : If    at    least    the    above    two    activities    will    be    supported    by    any donor    organization    for    the    coming    year,    235    children    will    be benefited    directly    and    235    poor    women    will    be    benefited indirectly   as   they   will   not   worry   about   the   school   uniforms   and other   related   costs   they   may   incur.   The   poor   parents   will   get enough   time   to   do   other   activities   that   may   help   their   futurity.   In addition   to   this,   siblings   of   the   direct   beneficiaries   of   ENPA   as well   as   the   children   around   the   project   area   will   be   benefited   by participating   in   the   tutorial   services,   reading   activities,   and   sport activities.    Both    the    direct    and    indirect    beneficiaries    of    the project   are   all   from   Yeka   Sub   city   Woreda   9   &   10   areas   (usually known   as   Yeka   Kidanemeheret   &   Medahanealem   Church   area   near the Forest of Yeka Mountain). 1 .   Specific details on the purpose and potential benefits: As    most    of    the    children    attending    the    pre-school    education    are from   very   poor   and   lower   income   families,   the   parents   are   unable to    provide    meal    to    the    children.    If    the    children    coming    to    the kindergarten   do   not   get   any   meal   per   day,   they   cannot   properly attend    the    classroom    activity    properly.    They    will    sleep    in    the classroom,   they   will   be   easily   affected   with   disease   and   they   will   be absent   from   school.   And   if   they   become   absent   from   school   as   their poor   mothers   leave   them   alone   at   home,   they   will   be   exposed   for different   abuses   such   as   child   labor   exploitations   and   other   immoral behaviours   of   adults.   Therefore,   the   feeding   program   will   highly help   the   beneficiaries   to   come   to   school   and   attend   their   education properly. And   as   one   of   the   rule   of   Ethiopian   Education   system   is   to   have   a school   uniform   at   all   level   from   Pre-school-up   to   high   school,   the beneficiaries   of   this   project   need   to   obtain   a   school   Uniform   at   least once    per    year.    And    as    the    selected    beneficiaries    of    this    project could   not   afford   the   price   of   school   uniform,   they   are   using   1   school uniform    for    more    than    3    or    4    years.    Even    most    of    them    were dropping   from   school   due   to   lack   of   getting   school   uniform.   This   is because    they    are    not    allowed    to    enter    into    school    compound without    school    uniform.    Moreover,    they    will    be    psychologically affected   as   they   see   other   children   with   new   and   clean   uniforms. Therefore,         obtaining   school   uniform   will   be   very   much   vital   to   the students to attend their education properly. 1 . As   the   school   project   goes   on   take   caring   the   children   of   the selected   poor   women   from   very   low   income   families,   the   parents will   get   time   to   do   other   activities   such   as   going   to   search   for   a   job by   being   recruited   somewhere   else   or   doing   small   petty   trading   as   it is    common    in    most    communities    in    Addis    Ababa.    Most    of    the mothers    are    those    engaged    in    housemaid,    garbage    collection, firewood   collection,   and   injera   baking   jobs   where   a   very   low   income is   obtained.   Thus,   most   of   the   income   coming   from   the   above   jobs usually   even   cannot   cover   the   house   rent   and   a   normal   meal   to   a family. So,   bearing   in   mind   this   situation,   ENPA   wields   all   endeavours   to organize   and   arrange   opportunities   of   different   small   trainings   such as   cloth   sewing,   food   preparation,   hair   dresser   and   other   relevant small    scale    trainings    to    the    mothers    of    the    beneficiaries    by communicating    with    concerned    stakeholders    in    the    Woreda    and Sub   city   so   that   the   training   will   help   the   poor   women   to   become economically    independent    and    support    themselves    through    the small   scale   business   engagements.   Therefore,   benefiting   from   the school   project   will   help   to   promote   the   sustainability   of   their   future life condition.    In    addition    to    this,    ENPA    is    progressively    requesting    all    the concerned   government   offices   to   obtain   a   permanent   place   or   a plot   of   land   and   other   related   support   to   make   more   sustainable the   school   project      and   so   as   to   reach   its   goal   of   supporting   the most vulnerable and needy people. 1 . The    total    cost    of    the    larger    project    of    which    ENPA    has submitted    to    Charities    and    Societies    Agency    as    well    as    the    one signed    with    Finance    and    Economy    Development    Bureau    is    ETB 5,634,402.54   for   three   years   (   This   includes   all   the   project   cost   as well   as   Administration   cost   planned   for   the   coming   3   years   2017- 2019).   And   ENPA   believes   the   full   project   will   be   funded   by   different contributions   of   individuals   and   benevolent   people   as   it   has   been funded the last 6 years.
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