Transforming lives in Ethiopia

Give children with disabilities a future

Give children with disabilities the future they deserve .

In Ethiopia it is estimated that 95% of people with disabilities live in severe poverty. Many beg for what they can to survive.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Children deserve to thrive, not just survive.

In Ethiopia, children with special educational needs and disabilities (SENDs) are considered to be cursed. The lack of access to mobility aids means those unable to walk are forced to crawl. Forgotten and hidden away they are less likely to attend school and face greater risk of abuse, violence and exploitation.

Our partner enables children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, burn contracture, amputations, paralysis and club foot, to have hope for their future.

We believe that children like Tomas (below) deserve the chance to fulfil their potential.

Tomas has a learning disability coupled with physical challenges. He has no speech and is unable to stand or walk unaided. His mother Maria is raising him alone at home in a small rural town in Amhara.
Cheshire Services Ethiopia, where I have worked for over 25 years, supports vulnerable children in some of the poorest communities in Ethiopia.