Supports construction and rehabilitation of inclusive WASH facilities and promotion of hygienic behavior and practices in the target neighborhoods and schools located in the slam areas of different Sub Cities in Addis the capital city.>Water Can Canada which was recently named as Water Aid Canada has been working with Cheshire Foundation Action for Inclusion for almost one decade to address the Water Hygiene and Sanitation problem of the urban poor residing in different slam areas of Addis. So far, with the support given to address the WASH problem of the poorest of the poor community, young girls and persons with disabilities who were not getting gender and disability friendly service now managed to equally access the facilities in the target schools as well as the community. As a result it has been possible to school reduce the number of school dropout and increase the number of children with disabilities joining school
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The EAST African Water Aid Canada SWASH Regional Meeting
Water Aid Canada is an international Canadian donor Organization, who supports the three East African countries School WASH initiatives, (Ethiopia, Kenya & Uganda). All the three countries have rural and urban setting school facilities. READ MORE
The Embassy of USA supports a project in “strengthening inclusive library and resource center” under its Ambassador grant. The project mainly focuses on availing student text and supplementary books, furnishing two reading room and audio center. Moreover, the project established one inclusive ICT room with a digitalized library consisting of more than 50,000books in the form of audio and videos in a wide range of subjects.
Adopting the toilets exiting toilets that are adjust cent to the library and water facilities for Person with Disabilities to comfortably and indiscriminately use the library throughout the year is the major focus under the project.
supports the community base rehabilitation services in Agaro, Matu and Bedele intervention areas that encompass medical services (through home to home visits), counseling , physiotherapy services, referral for medical treatment, assistive devices with appropriate training Economic empowerment to PwDs & their families through entrepreneurship training ,availing start up capital on loan basis) Educational support- tutorial class, sign language & Braille training , supportive educational materials Awareness creation- reduce the existing physical, social cultural/attitudinal barriers, encourage model PwDs to join CBOs ,promote & mainstreaming inclusive development Improve accessibility- promote & make facilities & service providing institutions disability friendly.
Bridge the Gap Community Based Inclusive Development
Bridge the Gap Community Based Inclusive Development is a project funded by Irish government (via Irish Aid) through Cbm Ireland and implemented by Cheshire foundation Action for Inclusion in Amhara National Regional States South Gondar Zone in three districts namely Dera,Woreata town and Debre Tabor town.
The project targeted more than 33,524 (male15, 700 and female 17,824) people as direct and indirect beneficiaries. Bridge the Gap -CBID project is a three years plan (Oct. 2018 - Sep. 2021)
The overall aim of Bridge the Gap is to create an inclusive environment in targeted districts of South Gondar Zone in which girls, boys, women, and men with disabilities enjoy their rights, live as equal citizens, are resilient and counted as a development force of Ethiopia.
CBID project is a result of CF-AI’s continuous efforts to make its services accessible to girls, boys, women, and men with disabilities and persons at risk who are not included in many of the development initiatives and experiencing attitudinal, physical and information barriers in their daily lives.
supports innovation for promotes the participation of disabled persons in sports activities and events in Bahir Dar town and its environs through creating supportive or enabling environment for the realization of inclusive sport in the area.
finance three interventions implemented in Oromia and , Amhara National Regional States and Addis Ababa City Administration in the areas of activities that help address the marginalized groups of the society specifically disabled person and their families.
is supporting Sport for Inclusive Development project, implementing in nine sub-cities of Bahir Dar started in April 1st, 2013 with duration of three years to address 2,500 children and youths with and without disabilities, found in 13-18 years of age groups.
is supporting children and youths with disabilities up to 25 years of age through Direct Child Assistances (DCA) by which 60 targeted children received medical, education, livelihood and appliance supports in and out of Bahir Dar in the reporting period.
Cheshire Foundation Action for Inclusion (CF-AI) is delighted to inform that it has been named on the prestigious official shortlist for the Beyond Sport Award 2015 for its sport for inclusive Development project it is implementing in Bahir Dar town Amhara Regional State. Cheshire Foundation Action for Inclusion (CF-AI) is delighted to inform that it has been named on the prestigious official shortlist for the Beyond sport Award 2015 for its sport for inclusive Development project it is implementing in Bahir Dar town, Amhara Regional State.
in a similar manner supports construction and rehabilitation of inclusive WASH facilities and promotion of hygienic behavior and practices in the neighborhoods and schools in sub-cities of Addis Ababa.