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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In Shuromeda district live about 22,000 of the 3.5 million inhabitants of Addis Ababa . The inhabitants are mostly illiterate and work as unskilled laborers . There are few jobs available in this area . An average family counts seven members. Most families live in simple huts with one or two rooms. Most people can not afford the basic needs such as a regular meal, access to clean water or safe sanitation.
We want to offer the children who attend the SHUROMEDA kindergarten , a decent and supporting environment . We support the children during the time in kindergarten (2 years) until the end of primary school (6 years ) . In this way we can prevent that children have to live on the street after kindergarten . Many of these children are orphans or half-orphan children , or children of single , destitute mothers.
Mission and intent of SHUROMEDA are the direct on-site assistance . The sooner children can be taken away from the road , the better their chances to succeed in education.
Each year, new children come to our kindergarten.
Since 2009, we can also support the neediest families of children with food, medicine and micro-credit loans with the help of donations. This way, we can provide " our" children a better life and prevent them from the cloudy destiny on the road!
200.- Swiss francs per year are enough to guarantee a child's attendance to our program.
Since October 2005, the private foundation SHUROMEDA leads the kindergarten project for street children.
Today, 20 children aged between 4 and 6 years attend the kindergarten. 85 children could now enter the public school (government school) .
The children receive clothes and a daily hot meal and basic hygiene education. Once a month, parents and friends come to the center and are also be integrated into the health education program .
Through donations we were able to train our kindergarten teacher.
6 Ethiopian staff members work for the SHUROMEDA project.
Since November 2009, we are working with a Swiss woman who lives in Addis Ababa and supervises the project. The Board receives regular reports from her. Regular and transparent contact with staff and supervisors on site guarantee accountable and transparent use of donations to the project.
All international expenses , including visits to Addis Ababa, are privately covered by the foundation's board members so that all donations go 100% towards the Children project .
Donors are informed regularly on the progress of the SHUROMEDA project.