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Contact e-mail: bgwprojects@gwgl.nl post addresses: Glorieuxlaan 4, 5613LN Eindhoven, Nederland St. Jozefstraat 1, 9041 Oostakker, België
project description
The Counseling & Social Services Center (CSSC) works in the oldest districts of Addis Ababa and its goal is to make people socially function as independent as possible. The center focuses on people with HIV, young people who have lost one or both parents to AIDS, and children with multiple disabilities and their families. Due to the lack of public awareness, people with a disability or with HIV are often still discriminated against in Ethiopian society. There is a strong conviction that having HIV or a child with a disability is a punishment from God. Due to stigmatization, these people often end up in an isolated position. Together with the client, the center maps out the problems in the areas of health, psychological & social well- being, livelihood and basic services. The resulting personal future plan establishes how the situation is best dealt with and who or which authorities should be involved. Plans are developed with the end goal of ensuring that the client has a fully-fledged place in society within a period of 18-24 months. As part of this, medical treatment is set in motion, information is given to family and the immediate environment and the client learns to generate their own income, for example by setting up a small business. Ultimately, the client is in charge and the center supports.
For children with disabilities and their parent(s), a plan for the future is also drawn up including attention to physical therapy, nutrition and medical care for the child. The parents are helped to set up their own home business so that care for the child can be combined with earning an income. We provide coaching and guidance to young people who have lost one or both parents to HIV, and their caregivers. Through personal training and coaching, young people learn to make their own decisions and make choices; they discover their capabilities and talents and use them for their future. A future that they define themselves and in which the chance of generating their own income is greater. Young people, young women and sex workers are among the most at risk groups when it comes to migration, drug and alcohol addiction, sexual abuse, school drop-outs and HIV infection. For these groups, the center runs extensive educational programs in the neighborhood, schools and at home. Young people are also trained and encouraged to share their knowledge in peer group discussions. Every year the center works directly with 150 people with HIV, 150 children with multiple disabilities, and with 275 young people who have lost their parent (s) as a result of AIDS. In addition, with the education and training programs, 35,000 young people and adults are reached annually. At the CSSC center 34 employees are employed; the total program costs per year amount to € 350,000.
Counseling & Social Services Center
Youth department Enjeera business. Physiotherapy
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Contact e-mail: bgwprojects@gwgl.nl postadressen: Glorieuxlaan 4, 5613LN Eindhoven, Nederland St. Jozefstraat 1, 9041 Oostakker, België
project description
For children with disabilities and their parent(s), a plan for the future is also drawn up including attention to physical therapy, nutrition and medical care for the child. The parents are helped to set up their own home business so that care for the child can be combined with earning an income. We provide coaching and guidance to young people who have lost one or both parents to HIV, and their caregivers. Through personal training and coaching, young people learn to make their own decisions and make choices; they discover their capabilities and talents and use them for their future. A future that they define themselves and in which the chance of generating their own income is greater. Young people, young women and sex workers are among the most at risk groups when it comes to migration, drug and alcohol addiction, sexual abuse, school drop-outs and HIV infection. For these groups, the center runs extensive educational programs in the neighborhood, schools and at home. Young people are also trained and encouraged to share their knowledge in peer group discussions. Every year the center works directly with 150 people with HIV, 150 children with multiple disabilities, and with 275 young people who have lost their parent (s) as a result of AIDS. In addition, with the education and training programs, 35,000 young people and adults are reached annually. At the CSSC center 34 employees are employed; the total program costs per year amount to € 350,000.
Counseling & Social Services Center
The Counseling & Social Services Center (CSSC) works in the oldest districts of Addis Ababa and its goal is to make people socially function as independent as possible. The center focuses on people with HIV, young people who have lost one or both parents to AIDS, and children with multiple disabilities and their families. Due to the lack of public awareness, people with a disability or with HIV are often still discriminated against in Ethiopian society. There is a strong conviction that having HIV or a child with a disability is a punishment from God. Due to stigmatization, these people often end up in an isolated position. Together with the client, the center maps out the problems in the areas of health, psychological & social well-being, livelihood and basic services. The resulting personal future plan establishes how the situation is best dealt with and who or which authorities should be involved. Plans are developed with the end goal of ensuring that the client has a fully-fledged place in society within a period of 18-24 months. As part of this, medical treatment is set in motion, information is given to family and the immediate environment and the client learns to generate their own income, for example by setting up a small business. Ultimately, the client is in charge and the center supports.
Enjeera business. Physiotherapy Youth department