About FC


Background

Facilitator for Change is a national resident child centered community development organization without religious, political or government affiliation. FC was established in 1998 and reregistered in 2009 following the new proclamation.  FC's thematic programs are categorized under three major pillars with numerous child based community development projects under it. These are: Women Capacity Enhancement through SHG, Child Development, Education and Skill training and HH Food Security and Value Chain Development. It also treats Gender, DRR, WASH, HTPs and FP as cross cutting issues.


Vision

To see Prosperous and Resilient Community


Mission

To work with disadvantaged  target groups and other stakeholders through facilitating sustainable development system to become owners of their development processes.


Value

FC respects the noble values of equality mainly that of gender equality and respect of human rights especially the rights of children. It strongly believes in community participation and robustly/vigorously supports and promotes it. FC has the motto that “Family is the best place for children” and is always strives towards its realization.


FAQs- Frequently Asked Questions

Where is FC located?

FC has a headquarter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; FC has seven project offices at Jimma, Dimtu and Tulubollo in Oromia National regional state, and Debre Markos, Yejube, Bure and Dangila at Amhara national regional states. FC also has satellite offices in each of the the districts where it works.

Where does FC work?

Currently (in 2015), FC has been implementing a number of community development projects in Oromia and Amhara National Regional States at18 districts (JImma town, Kersa, Omo Nada, Tiro Afeta, Becho, Dawo, Saden Sodo, Seka Chekorsa and Manna Districts of Oromia region, and Debre Markos Town, Gozamin, Basoliben, Bure Zuria, Wonberma, Jabi Tehnan, Dangila, Dangila Zuria, Guangua, and Mecha Districts of Amhara region.

Who supports FC?

FC secures its financial support from a number of partners in Europe. Currently, the major funding partnersare;Edukans Foundation, ETHIOPIAID, Inter Church Cooperation for Development Association(ICCO), Kindernothilfe (KNH), Kinder Unserer Welt (KUW), Oxfam GB, Plan International Ethiopia (PIE), SOS FAIM, and Save the Children. We also obtain various supports from the governmental, the community and the staffs. FC program and administration expenses in 2013 totaled more than 50 million ETB.

Where do my donations go?

The majority of our donors want their funds to be used wherever the need is greatest which the interest of FC is also. This commonality in interest allows both parties to discuss to use resources with sufficient flexibility as efficiently as possible. FC's financial records are available to the public. Seventy percent of our expended resources support program activities. Thirty percent or less of expended resources go toward administrative expenditures. We conform to the highest accounting and financial standards. Facilitator For Change (FC). 2017 Copyright Reserved. Developed by: Ch.A.

Is my donation restricted to one region?

Is my donation restricted to one region? 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.

How can I work for FC?

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.

Does FC offer financial assistance or grants?

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.

Does FC provide scholarships?

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.

Why doesn't FC work in other regions of Ethiopia?

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.

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How can I obtain an information packet on FC?

Contact us by phone at +251 11 6621438, or via mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Facilitator for Change, Addis Ababa, Djibouti street, on the way from 22 Mazoria to Bole Medhanealem, or via www.fce-eth.org

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