Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa with a population of over 99 million. More than 48 million – roughly half of the population – are children. One third of the population lives on less than 1.90 USD per day and is thus situated below the international poverty line.

In 2017, Re&Act started a five-year partnerhsip with Selam Children’s Village to support five orphan homes in Addis Ababa City, Yeka Sub City, Kotebe, Wereda and Bole Sub City – supporting a total of 60 children. In these houses the orphans get holistic support including food, clothing, medical care, education (Kindergarten to High School) and other necessary care through social workers, educators, nurses and psychologists.

Additionally, Re&Act funds support 50 youths to receive technical and vocational training. The youth are supported in preparations for the National Occupational Assessment as well as job search and placement services so that they can better succeed in their professional and personal ambitions.

Selam Children’s Village is a non-governmental, non-profit making organization which provides care and support to orphan children in Ethiopia, so that they holistically develop and become self-reliant. Selam Children’s Village provides quality education in its educational institutions, Technical and Vocational College which benefits the orphans and youths and the surrounding community.

  • Roche employees visit a primary school class
    Roche employees visit a primary school class
  • A new class starting its vocational training in the TVET College
    A new class starting its vocational training in the TVET College
  • Pupils on their way to kindergarten
    Pupils on their way to kindergarten
  • Selam teachers and Roche employees at the day care centre
    Selam teachers and Roche employees at the day care centre
  • A housemother preparing food for the children
    A housemother preparing food for the children