To improve the access and quality of health service provision in marginalized and hard to reach communities with a primary focus on women, youth and children
Health is one of the major thematic areas in which DPO experience and resources will be mobilized. We will mainly be engaged in;
Under this thematic component, we will highly focus on those hard to reach communities in which the health coverage is minimum and the health seeking behavior is low. On the other hand we will targets the most at risk population which are prevalent to different communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria, water borne diseases and issues related to sanitation and hygiene.
The morbidity, mortality and vulnerability of pregnant & lactating women and infant & youth are prevalent in Ethiopia as a result of problems related to nutrition. DPO will work on CMAM, SAM, SBCC on nutrition and prevention of hidden hunger and micro nutrient deficiencies. DPO will implement projects under this thematic component. We will create significant impacts on our nutrition projects both under development and emergency nutrition projects.
To do this DPO will integrates and works on demand generation and supply side in each of its programs. We will engage volunteers in all our efforts in reaching out those marginalized and under privileged communities in providing the minimum health service and assistance. This helped pregnant mothers and children to easily reach to health facilities and implement referral linkages to health centers and hospitals.
In line with this, DPO will implement social mobilization, awareness creation, communication and behavioral change interventions on reproductive, maternal and child health, family planning, sanitation and hygiene, nutrition, prevention of harmful traditional practices, GBV, and strengthening community-based structures, establishment of health insurance groups and health financing schemes.
DPO will work to increase access to water, to improve sanitation and hygiene services and raise awareness on waste management. Sanitation and hygiene and rural water supply will also be addressed for those communities living in remote areas of the country. The major sub components of the program will be
To increase the access and quality of education we believe one of the most valuable investment in the world is the one invested on human being. This aimed at improving the access and quality of education for the most hard to reach and disadvantaged groups, through construction of kindergarten, upgrade/extension of elementary schools, youth centers, and sponsorship of educational materials and one to one sponsorship for school enrollment of children. There are different components under this thematic area;
We will implement projects under this thematic area in different regions. DPO will built schools, libraries, kindergartens, primary schools and youth and ICT centers. On the other hand different supplementary reading materials, reference materials, laboratory equipment, playground/materials, teaching aid, mini media equipment and other related inputs were provided to schools in different times. On the other hand capacity building of school community including teachers, PTAs, school directors, cluster supervisors and student representatives were provided.
Apart from undertaking the major thematic interventions indicated above, DPO is accountable to persons of concern from the outset of an emergency until durable solutions are achieved. DPO works with the principles of:
To improve the economic empowerment and enhance the rehabilitation and self-reliance capacity of vulnerable communities
In its refugee and local community context, DPO will implement projects on women economic and livelihoods thematic component. The interventions will enable target communities to improve their household income, improve their productivity and enhance their dietary diversity. As a result of this poor and marginalized women and children in particular could realize their vision and use their potential which contribute for the reduction of gender disparities and reduce poverty and vulnerabilities. DPO support women’s to participate in different livelihood activities like petty trade, small coffee shop , goat and sheep fattening, Poultry and other activities.
to create conducive living environment, we will work hard in reduction of Climate change through environmental protection interventions and improve agricultural productivities.
Climate change is one of the key environmental and developmental challenges of the 21st century. Large part of Ethiopia already been severely affected by extreme climatic events such as drought, floods and diseases. Current climate issues continue to pose significant challenge in Ethiopia by affecting food security, health, water and energy supply, poverty reduction and sustainable development efforts, as well as by causing natural resource degradation and natural disasters. This extreme events affect livelihoods, especially those of poor and marginalized Affordable, scalable solutions are now available to enable countries to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies. The pace of change is quickening as more people are turning to renewable energy and a range of other measures that will reduce emissions and increase adaptation efforts. But climate change is a global challenge that does not respect national borders.
Emissions anywhere affect people everywhere. It is an issue that requires solutions that need to be coordinated at the international level and it requires international cooperation to help developing countries move toward a low-carbon economy. DPO will implement projects on renewable energy alternatives such as solar energy and bio gas energy and value chain, environmental conservation such integrated water and soil management, water harvesting and reforestation interventions.
to prevent a conflict in advance or rather to educate individuals and a society for a peaceful existence on the basis of nonviolence, tolerance, equality, respect for differences, and social justice.
In peacebuilding, reconciliation incorporates the search for truth, justice, forgiveness and accommodation between conflicting groups or people. Reconciliation processes in post-conflict societies are often highly complex. This activity helps students gain a greater understanding of the nature of reconciliation and a more profound appreciation for reconciliation processes throughout history.
Peacebuilding is the development of constructive personal, group, and political relationships across ethnic, religious, class, national, and racial boundaries. It aims to resolve injustice in nonviolent ways and to transform the structural conditions that generate deadly conflict. Peacebuilding can include conflict prevention; conflict management; conflict resolution and transformation, and post-conflict reconciliation.
Peacebuilding becomes strategic when it works over the long run and at all levels of society to establish and sustain relationships among people locally and globally. DPO supports and implements to peace and reconciliation activities using local conflict resolution mechanisms.
to allow individual donors to sponsor an orphan and their family, ensuring all the child’s needs are met.
Our one to one sponsorship program is a relationally-based outreach to children and adolescents whom we have identified as needing extra help in their development. These kids and youth often come from low-income, single-parent homes, are struggling in school, and/or are likely to end up struggling to find employment as adults, thus repeating the same patterns with their own future children.