We are thrilled to announce that God has blessed us, yet again, with another incredible partnership through which we will continue to improve maternal and newborn care, save lives, and share Jesus’ love!
This “budding” partnership is with Roseland Academy, an inspiring NGO that provides kindergarten education to vulnerable young children while empowering and supporting the mothers of these little ones. Roseland’s work is outside of Addis which excites us because rates of infant and maternal mortality and morbidity are higher in rural areas and thus our services and expertise are in even greater need!
The Roseland Academy truly is empowering women through the formation of self-help groups, community gardens, income generating projects, and feeding programs for the kindergarten children, which utilize the “fruits of their labour” – as the mothers provide the milk via their “project cows” and nutritious food from their gardens!
The leadership at Roseland Academy recognizes the great need for increased education regarding childbirth, pregnancy and pre and post-natal care, and have asked if we, DHI, would form a partnership with them in order to increase their knowledge in these areas and explore ways that we may train them to better meet the maternal health needs of the women in their program and the community beyond.
In the near future we hope to begin childbirth education classes twice/week with a pilot group of 20 women, and we are thrilled to witness the goodness that will bloom through this exciting, new partnership.
God is so amazing! We thank Him continually for His goodness as we work in Ethiopia, and for your support, prayers and love here on the “home front”.
The DHI Team