Elshadai helps in the realization of Sustainable Development Goals that aims in eradicating poverty & improved livelihood. Towards this end not only providing basic necessities to disadvantaged children, but also helping to achieve a self-reliant, educated and active citizen.
Elshadai has strong belief on the negative impacts of begging and it has exerted maximum efforts to educate and sensitize the victims. In line with this, from 1990 to 2018 the organization has been supported beggars through various packages by involving them in productive spheres.
Beggars Back-home Campaign Convoy
Elshadai rehabilitated more than 360 thousand individuals who were living on begging and street children. Reintegrated over 4,144 farmers with their children and adults living on begging enable then back to their origin.
Streets based commercial sex workers in Addis Ababa City freed from their engagement in commercial sex and came out of the practice. Elshadai capacitated 6,000 commercial sex workers, women and girls with different skills and become competitive and their living standard enhanced.
Pioneer initiation and mobilization of Elshadai; public awareness on begging problems increased and the issue has become a front and center of the public agenda. Not only the begging issue has become a major public concern, but also a collective goodwill that transcends gender, ethnic background, religious affiliation and economic status- to find a lasting solution to this challenging problem that affects us all one way or another.
Reintegrating Beggars through Religious Leaders & Community Elders Support