Street Living Children
International Day for Street Children: 'A poem from the streets
of Addis Ababa' by Hikram Ibrahim, beneficiary of GOAL Ethiopia.
Read the poem here.
GOAL Ethiopia’s ChildSPACE programme is multifaceted, designed to address a complexity of needs.
Through ChildSPACE (Supporting Positive Actions for Children’s Empowerment), GOAL works with children who live and work on the streets of the capital, Addis Ababa, to realise their own goals by recognising their skills and talents.
We provide a variety of services, including our Drop in and Rehabilitation Centre, which offers sport and recreation, non-formal education, medical treatment and education, shower and clothes-washing facilities, life skills and livelihood training, referral to other service provider partners for further medical treatment and legal support where necessary.
Where children opt for family tracing and reunification, GOAL supports them through planning sessions, family tracing, clothes provision, family support packages, school materials and school registration fees, and a one year post-reunification follow up.
We also provide financial support and entrepreneurial training packages for youth who wish to set-up their own small businesses and households.
The project also facilitates different vocational trainings for children/youth from the street so that they can acquire an employable skill and secure job opportunities such as leather works and general mechanics.
We also provide groups of youths beginning training with household set-up materials, rent, living allowances, and psycho-social and health support.
For more information on GOAL’s work in Ethiopia, click here