Jimma Child Sponsorship Program (DOC)

Jimma, Ethiopia

Coordinated by Christine Hoffman   ce.dj.hoffman@bigpond.com

Jimma Child Sponsorship Program

Individual Child Sponsorships

This Child Sponsorship Program (DOC) was created in conjunction with the Daughters of Charity to support  children in vulnerable situations in the town of Jimma.

Children in this program are aged from pre-school to teens, and are often in orphan siblings groups or in homes where poverty and illness are seriously limiting the capacity of parents to provide adequately for them, leaving the children at risk of malnutrition and illiteracy.

A portion of the child sponsorship the providing food, including through the community garden and educational support to disadvantaged children, many of whom would not be able to attend school without this assistance.

Another portion of the sponsorship is used for community development projects, such as building of schools and housing, provision of a tutoring program to support the children succeed in school, and assistance toward tertiary level education for older children.

2019/2020 was again another great year, more children attaining great scores to enable them to attend University, others being accepted into Training Courses.