Organisation in Germany
Kinderhaus ADDIS e.V. – The German-Ethiopian Initiative received the official confirmation of being a non-profit organisation from the finance office on 20 March 2002. The registration in the register of associations was made on 27 June 2002 under the initial name Kinderhaus Loewenherz e.V. The donations account was set up as well and we are giving out donation receipts by the end of each calendar year.
In 2008 we had to change our name into Kinderhaus ADDIS e.V. This new name has been officially registered on 15 May 2008.
Work in Germany
Kinderhaus ADDIS e.V. – The German-Ethiopian Initiative is collecting donations in Germany to be able to support children of the Kirkos Sub-City in Addis Ababa. The aim is to give these children the opportunity to go to school and therefore obtain the education to create a better life for themselves.
The members of the project are working on a voluntary basis. Therefore the donations are going at 100% into the education of the children. The few administrative costs we have are covered by our membership-fees.
Cooperation with our Ethiopian partner
To be able to realize our goal to help children in the slums of Addis Ababa the members decided on 14 July 2004 to cooperate with the Ethiopian NGO Integrated Holistic Approach-Urban Development Project (IHA-UDP, see also Organisation in Ethiopia).
IHA-UDP discontinued its work in Kirkos subcity of Addis Ababa as planned, at the end of 2012. After 23 years of work based on their unique holistic approach to substainable urban development, three IHA-UDP projects areas were given over to the self-governing communities of Addis Hiwot Integrated Sustainability Development Organization (AHISDO) and Community Based Integrated Sustainable Development Organization (CBISPO). Both IHA-UDP Organizations received approval from the Ethiopian Charities and Societies Agency to open their own accounts with the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia. They may now work independently and receive donations from abroad. Actually our partner is AHISDO!
- Our representative in Addis Ababa, attorney Getachew Tessema, is keeping in contact with AHISDO and is taking action in our name where necessary.
- Our members have been visiting the project in Addis Ababa and have been able to meet the supported children. They have seen for themselves the proper and effective work on-site.
We are regularly sending out newsletters to our donors and friends to keep them informed about any current issues and news. (Only available in German).
On our traditional Ethiopian Evenings we are giving report about our actions, the finances and planes for the future.
We regularly visit nursery schools, schools or other institutions that are willing to support our work and are interested in personal sponsorships. We are also present at various events presenting charitable organisations in Berlin and have been organising auctions to find new ways of collecting donations.