Together with Civil Connections, 100% for the Children, SDG World, and Alternatives to seperation, we are implementing the project TELL-TO-ACT with the central ambition to equip employees from NGOs and other forms of institutions to be able to use storytelling and the dialogue form Protreptic as a strategic tool in their work internally and externally. The project is designed to capacitate participants who can pass on TELL-TO-ACT to their organisations and partners. The trained TELL-TO-ACT trainers will master several concrete tools they can use in practice.
We are implementing a pilot project in Ethiopia with the Norwegian-based NGO, Children and War Foundation and the Ethiopian Public Health Institution. The project aims to train non-specialised front-line workers in war-affected areas to psycho-educate a group of children to minimise the effects of war trauma. The Children and War Foundation developed the techniques, and it has been proven effective in helping children recover from trauma symptoms in several war-affected areas.
Together with our Ethiopian partner, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Danish-based partner, Civil Connections Community Foundation (CCCF), we are implementing a small-scale intervention in Ethiopia. The project aims to map information on Ethiopia's early childhood development programmes and create a learning platform. We aim to do this by looking into the programme implementation in the national strategy, how different actors fulfill their roles, and how cross-sectoral working groups can lead to more coordinated planning.
This project came about by actively involving the key actors working with Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programmes in Ethiopia. As the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) is the main government institution responsible for ECD, the director of Early Care International, Wondim Belachew approached the MoH seeking insight into what challenges the MoH sees and which intervention the Ministry finds important to strengthen this area of work. The MoH expressed that although the government of Ethiopia values investing in ECD, ECD programmes and actors in Ethiopia lack coordination and a platform for effective collaboration.
Together with the MoH, Early Care International developed a project aiming to map ECD actors in Ethiopia at the local, and national level as well as the specific program-areas of each organization. Moreover our study would also look into the possible attempts that there have been to establish coordination platforms.
The process of the coming-about of this project nicely illustrates how Early Care International involves its partners in identifying the area(s) of intervention.
Read key findings in the Execute Summary.