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Organization Profile

Establishment: Center of Concern is an indigenous Ethiopian Civil Society Organization instituted in 2005 to provide long-term solutions to problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, ill health, injustice and inequalities in Ethiopia & and registered at the Federal Charities & Societies Agency with No: 3160. 

Vision: to see a society free from poverty and injustice.

Mission: To work with people living in poverty, women, youth and children to eradicate poverty and bring justice.

Core values:

> Courage of conviction

> Equity and justice 

> Solidarity with people living in poverty

> Mutual respect

> Integrity

> Quality

> Humility

> Independence 

Program Intervention Areas: 

> Child Care,  Empowerment  & Protection 

> Education

> Health/HIV&AIDs

> Empowerment of Women and girls 

> Natural Resource Management & Environment Protection 

> Democracy, Governance and Human Right 

> Peace Building & Conflict Management 

> Emergency Response

Geographical Coverage

>Sidama National Regional State

> Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State;  

> Oromia National Regional State and;

Target Groups

> Women

> Orphans and vulnerable children 

> Women 

> Girls


> Youth

> Aged people

> Disadvantaged community and minorities 


Funding Partners

> GOAL Ethiopia 

> Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation 

> Edget Baandinet Children’s Center

> Union of Ethiopian Women and Children Charitable Associations 

> Initiative Africa 

> European Union Delegation to Ethiopia

> USAID/PACT Ethiopia

> International Republican Institute 

> Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs 

> National Endowment for Democracy 

> British Embassy

> Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa

> Malala Fund

> Plan International Ethiopia