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About SHYE

Safe Haven for Youth Ethiopia (SHYE) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization incorporated in the United States and operating in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. SHYE runs a children’s center which serves 115 impoverished children between the ages of five and eighteen. We provide services and programs designed to improve daily life and create a path to success for all of our beneficiaries.

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About Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia with a population of nearly 4 million people. The primary language spoken in Addis Ababa is Amharic.

It is a bustling city that is home to the African Union & United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, which has lead it to often being referred to as the political capital of Africa.

About Our Facility

One of the most basic services that we provide our beneficiaries is shelter from the streets where they find a safe, secure, and nurturing environment to spend their time away from home. Located in the heart of Addis Ababa, our center is the “base” that allows us to deliver many of our programs including serving nutritious meals, providing tutoring services, and offering medical check-ups. The gated compound includes an outdoor recreational area, dining hall, tutoring rooms, a library, staff offices, washrooms and a kitchen for food preparation.

By spending a large portion of their time at our center, the children avoid the risks of street life, begging and crime. We believe that consistency and routine in the children’s daily lives is critical in establishing higher well-being, self-confidence, and a sense of pride.

Our Mission

SHYE’s mission is to create lasting, positive change in the lives of underprivileged children in Addis Ababa by providing quality education, educational support, a safe haven from the streets, healthcare, food and nutrition, psychosocial assistance and economic empowerment.

Our Vision

We envision a world where our graduates and their families break the cycle of poverty and become self-sufficient adults engaged in productive employment benefiting the local community as well as the larger Ethiopian nation.

Our Values

•Respect for human dignity
•Financial transparency & responsibility to our donors
•Maintaining the integrity of the family
•Education is the cornerstone of success
•Poverty is a multi-faceted problem requiring a dynamic approach

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