Early Care International implements programmes and projects that improve the lives of children and youth in Ethiopia. We are currently implementing a project to help children affected by the war. We have recently completed a mapping study of Ethiopia's early childhood development programmes and services. At this point, we are working on a project proposal to address the main challenge identified in this study -strengthening the coordination of early childhood development programmes and actors in Ethiopia.
We strongly believe that all changes must include and respect the perspectives of the people it concerns. Thus, we encourage our local partners to identify important issues and take collective action.
Together with children, youth and our local partner organisations we identify and define the areas of intervention. The partnership between families, communities and various institutions is vital to the overall development of children and youth.
We believe that sustainable change is possible when local actors collectively identify important issues, take ownership and are actively involved in the projects that we implement. At Early Care International, we are committed to creating collaboration and cooperation among civil society organisations, government institutions and private business to address the significant challenges of children and youth sustainably.
To achieve our objectives, we:
Early Care International works with stakeholders to integrate play into programming and service delivery. Play is vital to enhance the holistic development of children and youth.
As a civil society organisation Early Care International works with various aspects of children and youth based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the World Programme of Action for youth to the year 2000 and Beyond.
We strive to provide sustainable solutions for children and youth so they can aspire to full participation in the life of society.
We see a world where children and youth have all their needs met to achieve their full human potential.
We assist children and youth in getting the necessary services such as healthcare, education, food, safety, security and employment to achieve their full human potential.