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Gozamin Community Development for Children Project

Gozamin Community Development for Children Project has been implemented in Gozamin Woreda, East Gojam Zone of Amhara Regional State since November 1, 2012. Gozamin is among 20 Woredas in East Gojjam Zone Administration and it is located 300 Km to the West of Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. The administration unit of the district is situated in Deber Markos, capital of East Gojjam Zone and PA’s are found in all outskirt directions of the town. According to the local elder’s saying, the name Gozamin is derived from the local Amharic dialect “Guzam” which means wealthy and strong farmer, who work hard and has enough resources.

The district has 26 rural (3 semi-urban Kebeles), of which the project has intervened in 7 selected rural Kebeles. The same as to all Woreda government sector offices, the project office is situated in Debere Markos town which act as central administration unit while the town has independent city administration headed by Mayer. Gozamin Community Development for Children Project is among four projects of FC in Amhara Regional State and has been financed by two funding donors called Kindernothilfe, (KNH), and ETHIOPIAID, from Australia.

Facilitate the socio-economic transformation of the communities where by children and women are able to exercise their full potential and benefits from various development initiativesis the general objectives of the project.

The project has three thematic areas; women capacity enhancement through self-help group, child development, education and skill training, and household food security and value chain development. The project in its 1st phase has five years duration from November 1, 2012 – October 30, 2017. At the end of the project period, the project is intended to address the following direct and indirect beneficiaries.

Beneficiary

 

Children

Youths

Farmers

Overall Total

Girls

Boys

Total

F

M

Total

Women

Male

Total

 Direct

8913

8907

17820

70

70

140

2880

1400

4280

22240

 Indirect

6420

6420

12840

210

210

420

28460

28460

56920

70180

 Total

15333

15327

30660

280

280

560

31340

29860

61200

92420

Basically, the project is financed through sponsorship based development approach where 475 children have been participating in sponsorship letter exchange process while planned project activities are implemented for the benefit of all children. The total budget of the project is 15, 950,911.76 ETB. Besides, under the management of Gozamin Community Development for children project there are two projects which are implemented in Gozamin woreda, Baso-Liben and Anded woredas of East Gojjam Zone. Community Based Training (CBT) project is among the two project which are managed under Gozamin project. Its general objective is to contribute on the effort of poverty reduction due to unemployment and lack of livelihood means through piloting community based skill training. The project implementation period is from April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2017 for three years with a total budget of 2,295,508 ETB. The project target groups include:

  • 170 (at least 50% female) disadvantaged and unemployed youths
  • 130 poor and vulnerable mothers who are organized under SHG
  • 600 (50% female) School children will receive life skill training and 18 CwDs will attend their education equally with their non-disable counterparts

Create Enabling and Supportive Environment for Children project is another project which has been implemented under the management of Gozamin community development for children project. It is a two years and half project since January 2015. It is financed by EC (European Commission) through the sub-granter of Save the Children (SC). The project has been implemented in Baso-liben and Aneded woredas of East Gojjam Zone. It has a total budget of 7,142, 910 ETB for the two woredas. The project planned to address the following beneficiaries:

 

 

Target Group

Target groups by wereda and sex

Aneded

Basoliben

M

F

M

F

In school children

2000

2000

2000

2000

Out of school children

 500

 500

 500

 500

Primary school teachers & principals

50

50

50

50

Para social workers

100

100

100

100

Parents

100

100

100

100

Community members

300

300

300

300

Government Officials

67

67

67

67

 

 
 


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