Thursday 11 June 2020

They said I had to get married: Arsema's story


Arsema in small village of Tigray region

Arsema* is a 14- year-old girl who lives in a small village in Tigray region, Ethiopia. Before the Coronavirus pandemic happened, Arsema was a grade seven student. An outstanding student, Arsema came in third in the last academic semester.  Then Schools were closed due to the pandemic and Arsema had to stay at home like 26 million other children across Ethiopia.

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Innovating to combat COVID-19: Arega’s story


Here stands 28- year-old Arega Antonious Maru. He lives and ran a construction finishing work business in Addis Abeba, before the COVID -19 pandemic. 

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Learning from home is not the same as going to school: Saeda’s story


Saeda is a 14-year-old girl who lives with her parents and her brother in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. Saeda is an 8th grader and a member of the children’s parliament in Addis Abeba that Save the Children supports through different local partners and school clubs. The support ensures that children and particularly adolescent girls like Saeda are meaningfully engaged in matters affecting their rights and advocate for other children’s rights themselves.

Tuesday 28 April 2020

How we continue to serve communities in the time of COVID 19

Monday 27 April 2020

“Our resources are frighteningly limited”: Ekram’s Story

Ekram Mayiden, 25, is Immunization Health Worker at Idora primary health care centre, Somali Region, Ethiopia.

Save the Children, under its Emergency Health and Nutrition Program, supports the Expanded Program of Immunization project at the health centre where Ekram works. Ethiopian Humanitarian Fund (EHF) financially supports it.