Youth Health and Development Program

Many of the disadvantaged youth do not have a well-structured family life. Neither are they encouraged or supported in trying out new options to increase their confidence in their own abilities or learn new skills. HAWE addresses this situation via its Youth health and development Program (YHDP). HAWE’s YHDP program includes general life skill activities, Personal Health Management, Reproductive Health and development of skills which improves their ability to generate income and their employ-ability such as ICT proficiency, arts and crafts, communication skills, and business and entrepreneurship skills.

This initiative creates change in support of young people being healthy, creative and fully engaged citizens. The program is geared towards enhancing youth’s ability to take charge of leading their own life, sustainability and to build their skills, mainly focusing on youth from age 18 to under 29 to enhance their participation in their community development.

HAWE follows three-way approaches to youth participation.
      1. Target group/beneficiary
        •  HAWE has provided reproductive health service and economies support for 1,200 youths in Amhara region.
        • HAWE has also supported to 297 youths’ through income generating activities program and has enabled them to support themselves and their families.
      2. Collaborators/partners HAWE fully consults and involves youth people and they are informed to enhance mutual co-operation and responsibility. Doing this HAWE recognizes that young people generally need experience working at this level before progressing to becoming leaders and initiators of development. With their involvement as a partner HAWE has done several rising activities for about 25,000 people on HIV/AIDS and challenge of street and orphan & vulnerable children.
      3. Initiators/leaders Taking youth as initiators HAWE has enabling youth-initiated and directed interventions and opening up a space for youth-led activities and decision-making through establishing Addis Hiwot youth club. The club has increasing youth participation in social development activity and work in collaboration with local government offices and HAWE. The club has more than 465 members who are actively engaged in the community activity. To ensure sustainability of its development activities, HAWE’s approach to development uses income generating activity, builds community ownership and uses local inputs and resources.

Executive Director

Mr.Alehubel Alemaw Bizuneh
Founder & Executive Director of HAWE
Mobile: +(251)-93-046-4646
Addis Ababa-Ethiopia

Head Office Location

Bole sub city, Woreda 03
In front of Bole medahenealem church
Milkomi Building 2nd floor H.No.207
Office Phone: +(251)-11-821-1621
Mobile: +(251)-97-810-1111
Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

Branch Location

Amhara National regional state
Tana sub-city Ras Ageze kebele
House No.A407
Office Phone :+(251)-98-220-5155
Mobile: +(251)-90-318-3333
Bahir Dar | Ethiopia

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