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MAKING COMMUNITIES STRONGER

I Pour Life Ethiopia is strengthening socially-isolated communities through development and training. 

Since 2014, I Pour Life Ethiopia has been providing a way out of poverty through integrated development programs including Women’s Empowerment, Orphan Prevention, Early Childhood Education, and Youth Empowerment. The next step in sustainably transforming isolated communities in Ethiopia is by bringing all key stakeholders together with the same goal and understanding towards sustainability. This process is called Social Innovation.

Women’s Empowerment

Orphan Prevention

Youth Development

Social Innovation Ecosystem

A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT TO SELF-RELIANCE

After years of successful program growth and government support, I Pour Life Ethiopia has identified the next step in community development. We believe a social innovation approach is the most effective way to create long-term, sustainable change in the region. By educating and integrating women, youth, and children into a community-owned, innovative development strategy focused on systemic change, the community can become fully self-reliant through education, employment, and entrepreneurship.

DEFINING A SOCIAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

SOCIAL INNOVATION

New services, models, and processes that meet a social need more effectively than the existing solution

ECOSYSTEM

A network of people who develop patterns of behavior to streamline the flow of ideas, talent, and capital throughout a system

SOCIAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

A dynamic new model between people that improves relationships, capabilities, and use of resources through talk, trust, collaboration, experiment, and interconnected growth

SOCIAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM TRAINING

Most of the stakeholders in Ethiopia, from both public and private sectors, do not fully realize the transformational potential that will occur from forming a Social Innovation Ecosystem (SIE). The development strategy will allow nationals to solve the unmet social needs of the country from a systematic approach. Currently, IPL-Ethiopia has started the SIE training for the stakeholders in the sub-city of Kolfe Keranyo in Addis Ababa and it will be expanded to Debrezeit town. I Pour Life Ethiopia’s unique approach involves evidence-based curriculum and on-going training in four primary categories, ensuring a roadmap to self-sufficiency for all individuals:

Women
Empowerment

Youth
Development

Community-based
ECD System

Education Innovation Ecosystem

I POUR LIFE ETHIOPIA

MAKING COMMUNITIES STRONGER

I Pour Life Ethiopia is strengthening socially-isolated communities through development and training. 

Since 2014, I Pour Life Ethiopia has been providing a way out of poverty through integrated development programs including Women’s Empowerment, Orphan Prevention, Early Childhood Education, and Youth Empowerment. The next step in sustainably transforming isolated communities in Ethiopia is by bringing all key stakeholders together with the same goal and understanding towards sustainability. This process is called Social Innovation.

Women’s Empowerment

Orphan Prevention

Youth Empowerment

Social Innovation Ecosystem

A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT TO SELF-RELIANCE

After years of successful program growth and government support, I Pour Life Ethiopia has identified the next step in community development. We believe a social innovation approach is the most effective way to create long-term, sustainable change in the region. By educating and integrating women, youth, and children into a community-owned, innovative development strategy focused on systemic change, the community can become fully self-reliant through education, employment, and entrepreneurship.

DEFINING A SOCIAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

SOCIAL INNOVATION

New services, models, and processes that meet a social need more effectively than the existing solution

ECOSYSTEM

A network of people who develop patterns of behavior to streamline the flow of ideas, talent, and capital throughout a system

SOCIAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

A dynamic new model between people that improves relationships, capabilities, and use of resources through talk, trust, collaboration, experiment, and interconnected growth

SOCIAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM (SIE) TRAINING

Most of the stakeholders in Ethiopia, from both public and private sectors, do not fully realize the transformational potential that will occur from forming a Social Innovation Ecosystem. The development strategy will allow nationals to solve the unmet social needs of the country from a systematic approach. Currently, IPL-Ethiopia has started the SIE training for the stakeholders in the sub-city of Kolfe Keranyo in Addis Ababa and it will be expanded to Debre Zeit town.

I Pour Life Ethiopia’s unique approach involves evidence-based curriculum and on-going training in four primary categories, ensuring a roadmap to self-sufficiency for all individuals:

Women Empowerment

Youth Development

Community-based ECD System

Education Innovation Ecosystem

KORE, ETHIOPIA

Kore, Ethiopia is a community of roughly 125,000 people living on a garbage dump just outside the capital of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Many people living in Kore have been diagnosed with leprosy, and as a result, have been shunned and become outcasts in their own society. This community is comprised mostly of women and children. The people of Kore are smart and have unique strengths, but have not been given the opportunity to thrive.

I Pour Life Ethiopia’s primary objective is to equip individuals with the resources and mindset they need to lift themselves out of poverty. The social innovation ecosystem is a hand up, not a hand out approach.

I POUR LIFE ETHIOPIA STAFF

I Pour Life Ethiopia has full-time staff that boast more than 30 years of experience in Ethiopia and East Africa establishing successful programs to lift communities out of poverty.
Jeya (Madurendrum) Jeyachandran

Jeya (Madurendrum) Jeyachandran

Ethiopia Country Director

Sara Zewdie

Sara Zewdie

Program Coordinator

Training Leads to Higher Self-Perception

Training Leads to Higher Self-Perception

When I Pour Life found Birtukan, she was hopeless, and helpless with very low self-esteem. She was living on her husband’s income from begging. Birtukan was recruited a year ago. She Is married to handicap man who begs for living. She has one child called Banchamlak. She was told by her husband that she does not fit in anywhere. Due to her low self-perception, she stayed at home doing nothing. She was the most demolished women.

I Pour Life is an international NGO that develops people to build stronger communities. Our work is made possible by strategic partnerships with likeminded organizations:

Watchman Ministries

Office of Women’s and Children Affairs – Kolfe Kerany

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