Aware CarePoint

Aware CarePoint is a drop-in center where orphaned and vulnerable children can receive holistic care. Located in Yeka Sub City of Addis Ababa, Aware serves approximately 150 children who come from underprivileged families.

Overall, the area is comprised of low-income households that are unable to cover basic needs or school fees for their children. Poor sanitation, unsafe water, overcrowded living environments, and deteriorated environmental conditions are some of the major challenges in this area.

The goals of Aware include improving the educational performance of children, providing support for the basic necessities of life (food, sanitation, basic healthcare), and offering counseling support for those who are affected with HIV/AIDS.

With the partnership of Evergreen Ministries, the children at Aware CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Evergreen Ministries community also experiences positive transformation!

The HopeChest Team Supporting Aware

Fikre Fiseha
Program Manager

Tenbit Zeleke
Community Relationship Manager

Orion Netsanet
Strategic Partnership Director

Amy Engelsman
HopeChest Partnership Leader

Kevin Havert
HopeChest Partnership Leader

Whitney Scholtens
HopeChest Partnership Leader

Empower a Child at Aware

Empowering a child is one of the most personal ways that you can make an impact on global poverty. It is more than providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. When you sponsor a child, you build a relationship that shows that child they are valuable, worth loving, and worth investing in.

For many orphaned or impoverished children, decisions are made for them. The Friendship Model empowers children to make an individual choice about their future and removes the stigma of the child as a victim in need of help. Learn more about the Friendship Model.

Your sponsorship is the starting point of a journey that equips vulnerable children, their families, and their communities to create sustainable transformation. When you sponsor a child with HopeChest, you are not just supporting one child — you are helping transform entire communities.

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HopeChest’s approach to alleviating poverty is asset-based, because we believe that in every place on earth there are resources, not only for surviving, but for thriving and succeeding. Local leaders tell us what they do have instead of what they don’t have, and we walk with them to see their vision for their community come to fruition through development projects.

A fundraiser for Aware CarePoint is transformational rather than transactional. It promotes empowerment rather than dependence. Your support for these projects will go a long way as, together, we invest in holistic and sustainable solutions that address the root issues of poverty.

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