Orphan Prevention

KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER

I Pour Life Ethiopia’s integrated programs are keeping families together and preventing children from going to orphanages by providing Economic Empowerment training to single moms who have listed their child as a half orphan. Children are immersed in the bilingual, early childhood development center as we come alongside their guardians for family development. Kids who were once malnourished and without opportunity for education, are growing and thriving under daily Nanny care.

Through the Orphan Prevention model, we are creating ways for children to stay connected with adults who love them but who may need help providing for them due to extreme levels of poverty. The I Pour Life Ethiopia approach creates opportunities for family members and guardians to provide for their children, reducing the number of children given up for adoption or living on the streets, keeping them together as a family unit.

Developing motor skills & object control through outdoor activities.

Singing songs in Amharic & English.

Practicing letters for bilingual language development.

WHAT IS A HALF ORPHAN?

Rising numbers of children in Ethiopia are suffering due to the loss of their parents from disease and extreme levels of poverty that leave their extended families unable to care for their basic needs. These children are affected by malnutrition, have reduced or no access to education or healthcare, are forced into child labor, and are often homeless. The government has two classifications for these children: Orphaned and Half Orphaned.

Half orphans are children who are at risk of being sent to government orphanages because their only parent cannot afford to care for them. Orphans are children who have lost both parents and their extended families have relinquished parental rights.

KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER

I Pour Life Ethiopia’s integrated programs are keeping families together and preventing children from going to orphanages by providing Economic Empowerment training to single moms who have listed their child as a half orphan. Children are immersed in the bilingual, early childhood development center as we come alongside their guardians for family development. Kids who were once malnourished and without opportunity for education, are growing and thriving under daily Nanny care.

Through the Orphan Prevention model, we are creating ways for children to stay connected with adults who love them but who may need help providing for them due to extreme levels of poverty. The I Pour Life Ethiopia approach creates opportunities for family members and guardians to provide for their children, reducing the number of children given up for adoption or living on the streets, keeping them together as a family unit.

Developing motor skills & object control through outdoor activities.

Singing songs in Amharic & English.

Practicing letters for bilingual language development.

WHAT IS A HALF ORPHAN?

Rising numbers of children in Ethiopia are suffering due to the loss of their parents from disease and extreme levels of poverty that leave their extended families unable to care for their basic needs. These children are affected by malnutrition, have reduced or no access to education or healthcare, are forced into child labor, and are often homeless. The government has two classifications for these children: Orphaned and Half Orphaned.

Half orphans are children who are at risk of being sent to government orphanages because their only parent cannot afford to care for them. Orphans are children who have lost both parents and their extended families have relinquished parental rights.

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