Modjo Genet CarePoint
The local population of Modjo consists of traditional farmers, factory workers who work in the local tanneries, and day laborers who earn less than one dollar a day. The many tannery factories, coupled with inadequate waste disposal, causes a growing issue with sanitation and poor hygiene. This has created an ongoing crisis of sickness and disease in the area. An estimated number of people living in the town is 92,000. Oromo and Amharic are the two main languages.
Modjo Genet CarePoint is located approximately 45 miles south of Addis Ababa. This CarePoint has had a partial partnership since 2010 and is ready to enter the next level of development with additional relationships. Currently, there are 54 children in different age groups who attend the CarePoint, but just over half of them are sponsored. Due to the low sponsorship number and limited resources, the CarePoint is not able to enroll more vulnerable children into the program and cannot fully support the community. An additional partnership with the Modjo Genet CarePoint will allow the children to continue to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
About the Community
- Employment: Commonly performed business activities in the town are small markets, transportation services, internet cafes, bakeries, electronics shops, butcher shops, banks, clothing shops, repair shops, restaurants, pharmacies, tailoring services, and others. Manufacturing and services are the primary business activities in the community.
- Leadership: The Modjo Genet CarePoint already has a local team in place, lead by Hiwot.
- Infrastructure: The CarePoint is run by a local church that is a member of the Ethiopian Genet Church Development and Welfare Organization.
- Economic: The local population of the town consists of traditional farmers, factory workers who work in the local tanneries, and day laborers who earn less than one dollar a day.
- Children and Youth: Children and youth face various challenges in this community. Some of these challenges are medical treatment when they are sick, inadequate access to sexual and reproductive health services, malnutrition, prevalence of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, alcohol and drug abuse, and others. Gender inequality, poverty, and lack of recreational places are also challenges.
- Education: Low quality of education and high drop-out rates are major challenges of basic education. The proportions of young people who attained postsecondary education and training are very small. For most guardians, sending their children to school is a challenge because it is hard for them to afford school uniforms and other scholastic materials.
- Health: There are two hospitals and one health center in the town that provide services to the people in the town and surrounding areas. The cost of medical care is often beyond what many families can afford. The community doesn’t have improved sanitation facilities. The many tannery factories, coupled with inadequate waste disposal, causes a growing issue with sanitation and poor hygiene.
How many Friendships are available?
How many other partnerships are there at this CarePoint?
Kristin Roach Connect Community
What does a partnership consist of?
Unlike traditional child sponsorship models, the Friendship Model reframes our perspective on child sponsorship by reducing the perpetuation of paternalism. It also helps frame the perspective that financial support has a broader impact on the community and is not focused on only the individual child. Learn more about the Friendship Model.
out of 200
$75,600 per year
If 70% of the children are supported, there would be minimal to average ongoing programming.
We would establish an annual plan; with people and resources needed; a community leadership team; Friendship Model relationships; discipleship; educational, nutritional, and medical support (varied, basic); monthly reporting; and some training for youth, parents, guardians.
out of 200
$108,000 per year
If 100% of the children are supported, there would be full programming with regular discipleship, nutrition, education and enhanced medical support
There would also be ongoing social/emotional support; available funds for “Succeed Initiatives” such as income-generating activities, and revenue-generating activities training; seed money; cultural celebrations; additional training; and ongoing impact reporting.
Nutrition: Ensure that children receive a nutritious meal – initially, two times per week – to fortify the diet of students and, thereby, improve their learning and school performance. In three years, we plan to increase this up to five times per week.
Health: Improve the quality of the health and nutrition of the children attending to the CarePoint. This will help them increase their attention span in class and improve their school learning.
Discipleship: Teach practical areas of life such as identity, health, community and economics, all of which are based on Biblical principles so that each child recognizes their own responsibility in seeking a life of dignity and purpose.
Education: Help the educational process with a tutoring program during after-school hours. At the same time, we want to involve the parents in the educational process. To accomplish this, we want to conduct three training sessions during the year where qualified people will be invited to share with parents about the value of education. We will integrate technology in the learning process and new school regulations are issued, giving the children access to internet, printing and photocopying materials and access to a tablet to download their homework.
Monthly gifts from your community members through the Friendship Model will support the regular activities of the CarePoint; however, these gifts do not cover all programming needs. We often request funds to support medical, education, and nutrition needs to supplement things like medical emergencies, higher education costs for some students, and even special nutritional support.
Income Generating Activities: $12,000
Nutrition and Medical: $8,000
Youth Leadership and Vocational Training: $5,000
*estimated costs over 10 years
Projects & Fundraising
For each CarePoint and community, a formal Community Profile and Risk Assessment will have been completed by our staff before we begin programming. Those factors, with the vision and dreams of the community, are combined to form a comprehensive plan for this community over time. Every project cost that has been listed will be evaluated with a formal proposal and evaluation when it comes time to fundraise and implement the project.
Bathroom construction: $27,000
Library and computer training construction: $30,000
Our intent here is to provide a brief overview of the ideas and vision for this community that are hoped to be realized while we continue to work, train, and implement effectively. The items and estimations in here are based on historical programming and project costs, in similar areas (if applicable), archived over time, in the country and are subject to change. Every project cost that has been listed will be evaluated with a formal proposal and evaluation when it comes time to fundraise and implement the project.
One of the most exciting aspects of a HopeChest partnership is the opportunity to visit your CarePoint community! HopeChest does not host traditional mission trips. Rather, “partner visits” focus on traveling to your CarePoint community with the goal of building meaningful and lasting relationships. HopeChest offers both virtual and in-person travel opportunities. Learn more about partner visits.