7 Strategic programs in partnership with Ethiopian communities


1. In Country Adoption:

OCE supports in-country adoptions, assisting Ethiopian families to care for orphans.





2. Medical Clinic:

OCE is building a medical clinic to provide quality healthcare with Ethiopian doctors for children in orphanages and in the local community.



3. After-School Program:

OCE’s after-school program provides tutoring and nutritious food to elementary-age children from orphanages and local communities through trained volunteers.



4. Career Development:

OCE’s Career Development and Internship Program targets institutionalized youth ages 16-18, pairing them with business owners for on-the-job training and mentoring



5. Transition Home for Girls:

OCE plans to build a transition home for girls who age out of orphanages at 18. Instead of going to the streets, the girls will have a place to live and finish their education, have an opportunity to join the job training program, and become part of a local community.


6. Special Needs Program:

The OCE Special Needs program is focused on providing a dedicated care center for special needs children. The volunteers at this care center will also have the necessary skill set to work with special needs children.



7. Child Development Program:

The OCE Child Development Program will create child care centers around the city, so that homeless mothers will have a safe place to drop off their children while they look for work.