years on, Ethiopia is still ranked in 173rd place out of
186 countries and territories in terms of life
expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living
standards of a country.
most children grow up in poverty with only 30% having
access to primary education and even less, 11%, having
access to safe water and sanitation.
staggering fact that 200,000 children in Ethiopia are
becoming orphaned ever year with contributory facts
being high rates of maternal mortality with one out of
every four women dying during child birth and the spread
of the HIV/AIDS virus ~ leaving 650,000 children
There is a
large and growing volunteer work sector in Ethiopia
which is a great place to work particularly as, when you
get time off, there is much to see and do.
volunteer work focuses on education, health care
promotion and HIV/AIDS awareness work.
there are many volunteer placement opportunities in
orphanages to care for those orphans together with other
lost and abandoned children.
If you run or
know of a volunteer work project in Ethiopia let us know by
contacting here. We look forward
to hearing from you!