SHUROMEDA is a Kindergarden Project in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
The kindergarten project SHUROMEDA welcomes street kids from the district of Shuromeda in Addis Ababa ( Ethiopia ). It offers 20 children a structure and a professionally run nursery where the children receive lessons, get a hot meal , regular medical care , clothing and shoes .
You can support our project through a donation. 100% of your support goes to Ethiopia!
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About 22'000 of the almost 3,5 million inhabitants of Addis Ababa live in the district Shuromeda. Many of the residents are illiterate and work as unskilled day labourers. There are only few jobs in this area. Most of the people live in huts with one or two rooms. There are few community latrines and drinking water points.
Most people can hardly afford the basic needs.
Many of the children are orphans or half-orphans, or children of single, needy mothers. We would like to offer these children a humane environment. We teach twenty children each for two years in our private kindergarten SHUROMEDA, and then support them for eight years in primary school in the state school (school fees, material and uniform).
It is planned that we will be able to continue providing financial support for those young graduates who are aiming for a Matura.
The purpose and intention of SHUROMEDA is to provide direct help on the ground. The earlier the children can be taken off the streets, the better their chances are.
Thanks to the donations we can also support the most needy relatives with food, medicine and microcredits.
We need a total of CHF 300 to enable a child to attend kindergarten or school for one year.
This amount consists of 200 CHF for clothes, school material, food and medical care, and 100 CHF for house rent, wages for teachers, cook and guards.
Current prices for food:
1 kg. of Sugar: 0.80 CHF
1 Kg. of Potatoes: 1 CHF
1 Kg. of Carrots: 1.20 CHF
1 Egg: 0.20 CHF
1 Kg. Teff: 1 CHF - Teff: Cereals for the production of Injera, the typical Ethiopian flat bread.
Since October 2005 the private association SHUROMEDA has been running the kindergarten project for street children.
Every year, 20 children between the ages of four and six can attend the kindergarten. Currently 45 children attend primary school. 42 young people have already completed 8 years of primary school thanks to our support. Some have left school earlier or have moved out of the neighbourhood. Our manager, Sara, keeps in touch with many alumni and follows them.
We are particularly pleased that since 2013 all of the people employed in our kindergarten are of Ethiopian origin. With the donations we could also train our kindergarten teachers.
Regular contacts with the responsible persons on site and controls over the use of the transferred funds guarantee that the donations are used correctly. All international expenses, also for visits to Addis Ababa, are at the private expense of the responsible persons of the association, so that the donation funds go entirely to the children's project. Donors are regularly informed about the status of the SHUROMEDA project.