Facilitator for Change is a local, nongovernmental child centered community development organization without religious, political or government affiliation registered in Ethiopia with a certificate number of 0048. It was established in Ethiopia with the aim of facilitating development process among disadvantaged grass-root communities to tackle the root cause problems behind child vulnerability. Since its inception as a national NGO in 1998, FC has a good track and success history of partnership with grassroots communities, government and donor partners towards designing and implementing child centered development programs. Currently FC is implementing its fourth SPM which runs from 2021 to 2025.

Our Vision

To see resilient and prosperous community in Ethiopia

Our Mission

Empower the community for self-reliance and sustainable development that ensure a safe environment for children and disadvantaged groups through respecting their rights, adoption of modern technologies and models.




Professionalism includes aspiring for excellence in doing things, demonstrating competence in the work we do, and ensuring accountability.


FC promotes community participation and ownership in all the things it does, works with and through community structures at all levels of the project cycle, and during inception and designing of programs. Participatory monitoring and evaluation and joint project review is also a critical element of FC in its operations.

People/planet Centered

FC, in all its engagements, shall give due respect to people, and shall put the rights of children, women and disadvantaged groups, and the community and the planet they belong, at the center of its operations.


FC will give an open eye and adopt new technologies and ideas, be proactive to take new initiatives to promote the wellbeing of our people as well as to realize our vision, mission, and values.

FAQs- Frequently Asked Questions

FC has a headquarter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; FC has ten project offices at Jimma, Dimtu, Toba and Teji in Oromia National regional state, and Debre Markos, Bure, Sekela, Mertulemariyam Kuyi and Wore Ilu at Amhara national regional states. FC also has satellite offices in each of the the districts where it works
Currently, FC is implementing a number of community development projects in Oromia and Amhara National Regional States at 19 districts and two city administrations (JImma town, Manna, Seka chekorsa, Kersa, Tiro Afeta, Gumay, Ilu, and Tole,Districts of Oromia region, and Debre Markos Town, Aneded, Diby Tilat Gin, Sinan, Machakal, Bure Zuria, Wonberma, Jabi Tehnan, sekela, wore ilu, and enebdie sar mider Ankasha Guagusa, Guagusa Shekudad, Districts of Amhara region.
FC secures its financial support from a number of partners in Europe. Currently, the major funding partners are; Menschen für Menschen (MfM) , Kindernothilfe (KNH), Kinder Unserer Welt (KUW), PACKARD Foundation, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), SOS FAIM, and International Organization for Migration . We also obtain various supports from the government and the community. FC’s total budget for 2022 amounts to more than 78,000,000 ETB.
Donations to FC go to support our community development programs in the two regions of the country. This gives us the flexibility to channel funds to wherever the needs are greatest. In addition, through its micro project fund, FC sub grants local NGOs working throughout Ethiopia.
Job opportunities (for Ethiopians Only), including short-term consulting openings, can be found in our FC news section. In order to recruit competent staffs, positions requiring professionals are advertised through newspaper and websites.
FC is not a funding agency and therefore does not provide financial support directly to individuals or organizations. Instead, FC works in partnership with governments, organizations, and communities to create lasting solutions to poverty.
No, FC does not provide scholarships or student loans. FC is not a funding agency and, therefore, does not provide financial support directly to individuals or organizations.
While FC is concerned with poverty and marginalization everywhere, its mission is to work with children, youth and mothers of the targeted communities through getting them organized in groups, creating institutional linkages and enhancing their capacities to overcome social and economic problems facing children and in the long-term become owners of their local development. We strive to address the structural barriers to overcoming poverty in the country. Therefore, based on the available funds and needs raised, FC has a greatest potential to extend its intervention to other regions of Ethiopia.