Over the next three years, WWO commits to a .5 million strategic plan to expand the numbers reached in its current location and to extend and further integrate its services to the sub-city of Lafto in Addis Ababa. A fully equipped bus, staffed by volunteer counselors, a nurse and lab technician will offer testing at social gatherings, schools, churches and marketplaces. In both Yeka and Lafto, WWO will broaden the reach of its coordinated community care for orphans and vulnerable family members. The Family Health Clinic and the WWO Academy will serve as a community resource center, offering job training, micro-financing, after school programs and capacity building for its in-country, mainly Ethiopian staff. The WWO Academy will add one grade each year consisting of three classes with no more than 25 students per class. By the end of 2011 WWO school, camp, clinic and satellite clinic will be serving 4,000 OVC and reducing the numbers of children left in orphanages by parents no longer able to care for them.
This initiative will directly affect 3,500 to 4,000 children living in orphanages and the sub-cities of Yeka and Lafto in Addis Ababa, as well as any family members and members of these communities. In addition, this initiative will continue to build capacity among our virtually 100% Ethiopian staff (teachers, administrators, accountants, social workers, lab technicians, nutritionists, drivers, etc).
- WWO will increase outreach to the communities through attendance at churches, markets, clinics, and on the streets
- The Mobile Health Bus will be welcoming and will provide many services, not only HIV testing, so that there will be no stigma associated with it
- The Family Health Clinic will increase its ability to care for any family member with HIV, reducing the number of children left in orphanages because their parents/guardians are too ill to care for them
- The Family Health Clinic will increase its child-care services enabling parents/guardians to receive medical care while their children are cared for and fed
- WWO will broaden its partnership with A Child's Right to provide clean water for more of the orphanages in Addis whose children are under our care
Education and Community Services:
- WWO Academy will enroll 75 more kindergarteners (three classes) in September, 2009, bringing the total school enrollment to 225 children in grades k-2.
- WWO commits to its second summer of day camp at the Academy, beginning in July 2009, with two sessions of 50 children in each session. Camp will again be a partnership with Hole-in-the-Wall Camps. WWO will hire and train Ethiopian high school and college students as counselors.
- WWO will hold school performances and art exhibitions open to and welcoming of the community
- WWO will increase the hours the school library is available to the community for training and counseling and for further community involvement in the lives of the students, especially those living in orphanages.
- Number of OVC expected to gain access to
education or improved quality of education: 375 children.
- Number of OVC expected to be reached by
school feeding program: 375 children.
- Number of newborns tested for HIV: 300 newborns.
- Number of newborns treated for HIV: All who test positive.
- Number of OVC expected to be tested for
HIV/AIDS, TB, and other: 750 children new to the clinic.
- Number of OVC expected to be treated for
HIV/AIDS, TB and other: 1,250 children, including those currently under treatment.
- Number of people expected to increase access to health services and quality of health services: 4,000 people.
- Number of OVC expected to increase access
to clean drinking water: 2,500 children and adults.
WWO is committed to building on its solid achievements in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to provide comprehensive medical, educational, and psycho-social direct services to orphans and vulnerable children. WWO programs and services currently include:
-The WWO Academy Primary School, now in its second year, with 150 kindergarten and first grade students
-The WWO-AHF Family Health Clinic, serving all the health needs of 1,000 citizens of the Yeka sub-city in Addis and children from ten orphanages in Addis, with special focus on sustained treatment of orphans and vulnerable children with HIV/AIDS
-The Global Arts Program, the Orphans Soccer League and Camp Addis Summer Camp, all designed to integrate children living in orphanages back into the life of their community, while destigmatizing being an orphan and/or being HIV/AIDS positive.