Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia

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Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
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Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia

Project Report | Mar 31, 2014
One Thousand Children at Retrak Ethiopia!

By Joan Townsend | Executive Director, Retrak America

Teshome - Retrak Ethiopia's 1,000th child
Teshome - Retrak Ethiopia's 1,000th child

We're delighted to announce that we've received our 1,000th child at Retrak Ethiopia! This is a great landmark for our center in Ethiopia, our staff, and the children we help.

Our 1,000th child, Teshome, age 15, had been on the streets for one month before joining the Retrak program. He fled from his home in Ameya, a small town in SNNPR, after experiencing terrible abuse at the hands of his stepfather. The abuse began shortly after his mother remarried. After suffering for several months, Teshome decided to travel to Addis Ababa in search of work and a better quality of life.

Life on the street what not what Teshome expected and he quickly settled back into the same pattern of abuse, loneliness and neglect. So when Teshome met one of Retrak's street outreach workers, he quickly decided to join the Retrak program. Teshome is a promising student and, with Retrak's help, he's certain he can start to rebuild his life.

The staff and children couldn't wait to celebrate and held a small party in his honor to mark this occasion. As Teshome cut the cake, the other children clapped and shouted "One thousand children at Retrak Ethiopia!"

Thank you to all our supporters who enabled us reach this great achievement. We can only reach the next 1,000 with your help. If you haven't already, please make a regular gift to Retrak.

Teshome cuts the cake to celebrate
Teshome cuts the cake to celebrate

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Retrak

Location: Cheadle - United Kingdom
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Teresa Wyness
Project Leader:
Teresa Wyness
Manchester , United Kingdom

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