Recreating the fate of our children

Facilitator for Change in partnership with SOS-Faim has implemented sustainable land management for a livelihood improvement project in the West Gojam zone of Amhara National regional state starting from January 1st, 2019- December 31st, 2020. Key achievements of the projects are summarized in the video herewith.

 

 


Documentary film on SHG by CoSAP and LTV


Micro Project Fund for Community Development Initiatives application guidelines.

Micro Project Fund Announcement

Application guideline for Micro Project Fund 2021

Facilitators for change is (FC) a local nongovernmental organization established in 1998. FC collaborated with Kindernothilfe e.V. (KNH), a German-based child-focused NGO, to support small and innovative projects of indigenous NGOs through a program named Micro Project Fund for Community Development Projects.

 


 

 

 

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Amhara Regional state

Building Better Future for Children Project


Project name: Building Better Future for Children Project

Project Period: 2017-2021

Activity Description: Women’s Capacity Enhancement through SHG Approach, Child Development, Education, Skill Training, Household Food Security and Value Chain Promotion.

Target Beneficiaries: Vulnerable children and Landless youth, rural low income Women’s and Household farmers

Region/s (where the project is implemented): Amhara

Zone/s: West Gojjam

Woreda/s:Womberma, Jabi tehnan, Sekela and Burie Zuria woredas

Kebele: The project is being implemented in six kebelles of the wereda namely Sebadar, Markuma, Boleden, Dafni Shambela, Wegedad, Gitima, Yergin (Womberma), ABasem Zeguay, Mana Wustegult, M/Abdegoma, Zaba Tsion, Hodansh Gategon, Jimmat, Agomamit (Jabi tehnan), Kolelcha, Ambesi, Gundele, Lichema, Kabesasawasa, Surba, Zegeza, Bahirzaf, Gumbala, Gesh Abaye town (Sekela), Wadera Gindeba, Alefa, Zalema, Fetam sentom, Woynma Ambaye, Zayewshune, Guleme, Denbune, Shakuwa, Aribisi, Jibgedel, Angi fereda, Wohni durbete (Bure Zuria)


Worku Alehegn
Worku Alehegn
Project Coordinator
Phone: +251587740565
+251910128910
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Ethiopia
Bure

 


Finote Hitsanat Integrated Community Development Project


Project name: Finote Hitsanat Integrated Community Development Project

Project Period: 2014-2018

Activity Description: Women’s Capacity Enhancement through SHG Approach, Child Development, Education, Skill Training, Household Food Security and Value Chain Promotion.

Target Beneficiaries: Vulnerable children and Landless youth, rural low income women’s and Household farmers

Region/s (where the project is implemented): Amhara

Zone/s: East Gojjam

Woreda/s:Sinan and Machakal woredas

Kebele: The project is being implemented in six kebelles of the wereda namely Gedam Awit, Tachi Chabi, Yeted (Sinan), Kerer, Yewula, Debire Klemuwa (Machakal)


Molla Yesigat
Molla Yesigat
Project Coordinator
+251587714391
+251911788675
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Ethiopia
Debre Markos

 


Gozamin Community Development Project


Project name: Gozamin Community Development Project

Project Period: 2013-2017

Activity Description: Women’s Capacity Enhancement through SHG Approach, Child Development, Education, Skill Training, Household Food Security and Value Chain Promotion.

Target Beneficiaries: Vulnerable children and Landless youth, rural low income Women’s and Household farmers

Region/s (where the project is implemented): Amhara

Zone/s: East Gojjam

Woreda/s: Gozamin, Basoliben, Awabel and Aneded Woredas

Kebele: The project is being implemented in six kebelles of the wereda namely Desa-Enesie, Yegagena, Chinboard, Lekelekita, Denba, Balaraf, Deledel, Maye-Angetam, Des-Asamabo, Woyenema-Geramo, Enerata, Wonka, Cher-tekel, Girram, Libanos, Yenebima, Yetijan (Gozamin), Ajem, Enetemen, Yelemelem, Dogem, Komie-Zemie, Yenesecha, Kork, Dejan, Dendegeb, Yegelaw (Baso-Liben), Yewush, Wonga-Nefasam, Shafo-Gudalema, Daget, Enasekaye, Talakamba, Jamma, Tikuradebar, Shembema, Chendefo (Aneded), Yesenbet, Menda, Enemochera, Ambasham, Dukie, Mekedes, Mizan, Yegodena, Yedabena, Shebele (Awabel),


Molla Yesigat
Molla Yesigat
Project Coordinator
+251587714391
+251911788675
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Ethiopia
Debre Markos

 


Honey Value Chain Project


Project name: Honey Value Chain Project

Project Period: 2013-2017

Activity Description: Women’s Capacity Enhancement through SHG Approach, Child Development, Education, Skill Training, Household Food Security and Value Chain Promotion.

Target Beneficiaries: Vulnerable children and Landless youth, rural low income Women’s and Household farmers

Region/s (where the project is implemented): Amhara

Zone/s: West Gojjam and Awi Zone

Woreda/s: Dangla, Mecha and Guangua Woredas.

Kebele (put woreda name in bracket after list of kebeles):

Lunise Degera, Dagera Abo, Sigadie, Abeba, Tiru Birhan (Guangua), Girargie, Ziguda, Dengeshita, East Zelesa, Bacha (Dangila), Rim, Abiot Fana, Kurta Bahir, Enamirit, Amarit(Mecha)


Hassem Tuhar
Hassem Tuhar
Project Coordinator
+251582210332
+251913335238
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Ethiopia
Dangila

 


 


Oromia Regional state


Birmadu Folle Project


Project name:-Birmadu Folle Project

Project Period: 2015-2019

Activity Description: Women’s Capacity Enhancement through SHG Approach, Child Development, Education, Skill Training, Household Food Security and Value Chain Promotion.

Target Beneficiaries:-Vulnerable children and Landless youth, Rural low income Women’s and Household farmers.

Region/s (where the project is implemented):-Oromia

Zone/s:-South west Shoa zone

Woreda/s:-Becho, Dawo and Saden Soddo.

Kebele The project is being implemented in six kebelles of the wereda namely Urago Tede, Bebeli Debegna, Soyama Genji, Keta Insilale, Lencha Kesheme, Kobo, Awash Bune, Simbiron Chiracha, Deka Guda (Becho), Kersa Ada’I Galute, Nano Gebrel, Gombisa Kusaye, Kusho, Ulma Busa (Dawo),  Molahun Seriti, Ale Abeba, Legay Aleltu, Tole Dalota, Gidano Dalota, Mudena Ebayu, Urago Kelecha, Illo (Saden Soddo)


Tafa Yadate
Tafa Yadate
Project Coordinator
+2513420666
+25191782009
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Ethiopia
Tullu Bollo

 


Shanani Integrated Community Development Project


Project name: Shanani Integrated Community Development Project

Project Period: 2014-2018

Activity Description: Women’s Capacity Enhancement through SHG Approach, Child Development, Education, Skill Training, Household Food Security and Value Chain Promotion.

Target Beneficiaries: Vulnerable children and Landless youth, rural low income Women’s and Household farmers

Region/s (where the project is implemented): Oromia

Zone/s: Jimma

Woreda/s: Manna and Seka Chekorsa Woredas.

Kebele: The project is being implemented in six kebelles of the wereda namely Somod, Lemie Lelisa, Gube Mullata (Manna), Shashamanne, Kusaro, Hushane Kochi (Seka Chokorsa), Jimma town (Jimma)


Abdulkerim Abagero
Abdulkerim Abagero
Project Coordinator
+251471111036
+251917801383
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Ethiopia
Jimma

 


 CBFM Gumay

The project is designed to be implemented at Gumay districts in Jimma Zone of Oromia Regional State. The district is divided into 14 rural and 1 urban kebeles administration. The total population of the District estimated to be 86,622 with 43,359 males and 43,253 females. Among the total population estimated 10.4% are urban and 89.6% are rural residents. The district is one of the greatest forest landscapes of Ethiopia and Agriculture is the main livelihood option of the community and it is characterized by subsistent and highly degrading natural resources specifically, the forest, soil, and water of the landscape affecting the suitability of the sector.  

The project designed with the general objective to contribute to the government and nongovernmental organizations' efforts of conservation of forests through participatory forest management and promoting environmental-friendly practices for livelihood improvement. To meet the overall objective, strategically linked outcomes; Community-owned forest development management is practiced in four kebeles of Gumay wereda, and Improved and diversified environmentally-friendly livelihood options among 2500 community members (1500 farmers, 1000 women specifically) to reduce deforestation are designed.

 

The inherent strategies designed to be made use of are well-identified in such ways that the target groups are empowered and their full participation is enhanced to work towards the project goal. More specifically, leading strategies are: Linkage and Networking, capacity building, local resource mobilization, organized effort, and community-based intervention, and target groups centered intervention mechanisms. Utilization of community resources including manpower, indigenous knowledge and skills, revitalization of community structures, ensuring active and self-mobilized community participation, and program ownership are among the strategies identified.

The project is designed to enable the local community to maintain the conservation of their forest landscape inadequate manner in a sustainable development system. Additionally, the project is targeted to enable the address of their social and economic problems by using their existing potential and resources. Throughout the intervention period, 1300 women, 1200 male farmers will be addressed directly. For implementing the project, birr 10,605,270.10 (ten million six hundred and five thousand two hundred seventy birrs and 10 cents) is allocated by the Packard Foundation.


 


 


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 resilient and prosperous community in Ethiopia


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.


Value

CORE VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES

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

Participation: 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.

Proactive: 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

Where is FC located?

FC has a headquarter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; FC has Eight project offices at Jimma, Dimtu and Tulubollo in Oromia National regional state, and Debre Markos, Bure, Sekela, Mertulemariyam and Wore Ilu 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 2019), FC has been implementing a number of community development projects in Oromia and Amhara National Regional States at 23 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, sekela, wore ilu, enebdie sar mider, Mechekel and sinan Districts of Amhara region.

Who supports FC?

FC secures its financial support from a number of partners in Europe. Currently, the major funding partners are; Menschen für Menschen (MfM) , Inter Church Cooperation for Development Association(ICCO), 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 governmental, the community and the staffs. FC program and administration expenses in 2019 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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