SUKI COMMUNITY HEALTH 92933
The SIM Suki Community Health Project aims to reduce the impact and spread of HIV and AIDS in the Suki community of Addis Ababa and improve the overall health and quality of life of the residents. The intervention is targeted to transform the community through addressing the needs of individuals and families challenged by different health and environmental issues as well as the needs of the community at large.
ADDIS ABABA CARE AND TREATMENT 92919
The Addis Ababa Care and Treatment program ensures that those people living with AIDS have access to ARVs and proper support in managing a life on medication so that they can live healthy productive lives. Working closely with the health bureau and Presbyterian Church of America, local staff and volunteers build relationships with beneficiaries allowing the project team to plan a response to the specific needs of each person. Support may include house rent and renovations, nutritional support, school fees and uniforms, medical care, emotional and spiritual support.
ORPHAN CARE AND TREATMENT 92751
The HOPE for AIDS Orphan Care and Treatment Program grew out of realizing that 160 children in families served by the Home-Based Care program were failing to thrive. Team staff support children living in urban poverty, affected by AIDS and dealing with at-risk youth difficulties like school truancy, history of abuse or parents with psychiatric illness.
HIV AND AIDS CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 92750
The HIV and AIDS Christian Education program supports semester length courses teaching HIV and AIDS prevention and mobilizing local churches to care for people living with AIDS, orphans and vulnerable children and to reduce stigma and discrimination. The focus is on pastors and leaders in the Protestant and Ethiopian Orthodox churches who will take the prevention and holistic care message to their local churches and denominations. Courses are taught throughout the year and the Evangelical Theological College and the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology and the Holy Trinity Ethiopian Orthodox Theological College all in Addis Ababa.
ORPHAN CARE 92720
For children who have lost their parents to AIDS, the HOPE for AIDS team is closing the gap in Ethiopia. Volunteers focus on fulfilling personal basic needs such as education, health and spiritual development allowing the children to now lead a secure life. In partnership with the Ethiopian government, the team will always be able to assist some of the orphans’ guardians to start businesses in order to become completely self-sufficient.