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Small Scale Local Projects

Small Scale Local Projects, supported by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, are included in the Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic since 2006.

The aim of the small scale local projects is to support ethiopian institutions (such as academic institutions, charities, NGOs, hospitals, etc.) in their development activities, which are alligned with the national development strategy. The projects are implemeted in differetn areas, speciály in health, education, social welfare and environment protection.

SMALL SCALE LOCAL PROJECTS IN 2013

In 2013, the Embassy of the Czech Republic chose 8 projects in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya in total value of 2 021 688 CZK.

The projects focused on support of education, health, social services. Many of the projects were following up successful cooperation from last year.

ETHIOPIA (priority country) – 6 projects

In 2013, there were 6 projects implemented in Ethiopia, with a budget of 200 000 up to 400 000 CZK and with total value of 1,7 mil CZK. The main focus of these projetcs were education, health and social services for disadvantaged people, orphans and vulnerable children in Addis Ababa and Awasssa.

Project Title: Producing Educational Materials and Books in Braille for ATCB´s ICT Training and Needy Individuals

Implementer: Adaptive Technology Center for the Blind ( ATCB )

Contribution of the Czech Republic : 300 000 CZK

The aim of the project was to support blind individuals who do not have appropriate attention in Ethiopia and who have very limited job opportunities. The project secured a printing press for the production of textbooks and other publications in Braille to be further distributed to the needy individuals .

Project Title: Purchase of Karl Stotz Bipolar Resectoscope TUR for urology in Balcha Memorial Hospital

Implementer: Russian Red Gross Dejazmach Balcha Memorial Hospital

Contribution of the Czech Republic : 400 000 CZK

The aim of the project was to improve the level of health services at the hospital. The device for urological department was purchased and installed, which will increase the number of urological operations per week twice from 5 to 10. The project draws on similar projects in the past years , within which other medical equipment was also delivered and installed.

Project Title: Promotion of Accessible/friendly School Environment for Children with disabilities in inclusive education system

Implementer: Help for Persons with Disabilities Organization ( HPDO )

Contribution of the Czech Republic: 300 000 CZK

Through the construction work carried out at the school, an appropriate learning environment and access to school for children from the poor families and children with disabilities was created.

Paving the way between the buildings allows better access to schools for children with disabilities in particular . Painted classrooms created a comfortable environment for learning  and purchase of new furniture and black boards for several classrooms provided access to school to more children from the neighborhood .

The project draws on previous project from 2012, under which the ceilings, gutters and rainwater drainage system were set up.

Project Title: Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Care and Support in Awassa

Implementer: Shiny Day Social Services Association

Contribution of the Czech Republic: 297 000 CZK

The project fully secured 40 orphans and vulnerable children who could not afford to go to school otherwise. Psychological, social and medical care and advice was provided to enable them to fully concentrate on learning and improve their hygiene habits. The inclusion of vocational education according to childrens’ choice should increase their independence and improve their chances of finding a job after leaving school.

Project Title: Purchase of computers and furniture for the school

Implementer: Joy Academy

Contribution of the Czech Republic: 184 000 CZK

The aim of the project was to improve the level of computer skills to students of elementary school Joy Academy. The project provided with computers, printers, furniture and other equipment, which provided the students with better computer and internet education as well as education in other fields.

Project Title: Producing Educational Materials and Books in Braille for ATCB´s ICT Training and Needy Individuals

Implementer: Adaptive Technology Center for the Blind ( ATCB )

Contribution of the Czech Republic : 200 000 CZK

The aim of the project was to support blind individuals who do not have appropriate attention in Ethiopia and who have very limited job opportunities. The project secured a paper and other material for the production of textbooks and other publications in Braille to be further distributed to the needy individuals .

The project was funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport’s remaining financial resources from 2012.


UGANDA (non-priority country) - 1 project


Project Title: Construction of Shalom Community Health Centre in Nyakyera

Implementer: Shalom for Uganda

Contribution of the Czech Republic: 187 610 CZK

The project supported the first phase of construction (levelling and walls construction) of medical center - the only facility of its kind in the Nyakyera region.


KENYA (non-priority country) - 1 project


Project Title: Purchase of desks and chairs for primary school pupils okik Amayo

Implementer: Okiki Amayo Primary School

Contribution of the Czech Republic: 200 000 CZK

The project has purchased 186 desks and chairs for students of elementary school Okiki Amayo, which helped to improve learning conditions for approximately half of the students in the school who previously sat on the floor or on the rocks.

The project was funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport’s remaining financial resources from 2012.

OVERVIEW OF SMALL SCALE LOCAL PROJECTS DURING THE YEARS 2006-2013

Project Title Implementing Body Location Year Amount (CZK)
Practical skills training and social work in disadvantage communities in Awassa Shiny Day Social Services Association Awassa, Ethiopia 2006 443 000
Improvement of the training and production capacity of workshops Shiny Day Social Services Association Awassa, Ethiopia 2007 129 000
Saving renewable natural resources by introducing locally appropriate technology Shiny Day Social Services Association Awassa, Ethiopia 2009 300 000
Purchase of mobile X-Ray for a Balcha Hospital Balcha Hospital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2010 200 000
Strengthen shoe production unit of Menagesha Rehabilitation Center Cheshire Services Menagesha, Ethiopia 2010 314 000
Purchase and installation of U-Sound for Balcha Memorial Hospital in Addis Ababa Balcha Hospital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2011 500 000
Purchase and installation of Fibrogastroscope for Balcha Memorial hospital Balcha Hospital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2011 160 000
Strengthen shoe production unit of Menagesha Rehabilitation Center Cheshire Services Menagesha, Ethiopia 2011 390 000
Small Scale Local Fishing Improvement Project Gambella Bureau of Agriculture Gambella, Ethiopia 2011 110 134
Establishing Resource Center for Children with Hearing Impairment Rehabilitation Service for The Deaf Association Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2011 100 000
To contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of vulnerable children of special focus CYEC Kenya (Children and Youth Empowerment Centre Kenya) Nyeri a Ronga, Kenya 2011 100 000
Reconstruction of Itibo SDA Health Center Itibo S.D.A. Health Centre Itibo, Provincie Nyanza, Kenya 2011 160 000
Producing Educational Materials and Books in Braille for ATCB´s ICT Training and Needy Individuals Adaptive Technology Center for the Blind (ATCB) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2012 225 000
Purchase and Installation of AVL (artificial lung ventilation) for Balcha Memorial Hospital in Addis Ababa Balcha Hospital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2012 200 000
Establishing Resource Center for Children with Hearing Impairment Rehabilitation Service for The Deaf Association Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2012 300 000
Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Care and Support in Hawassa Shiny Day Social Services Association Awassa, Ethiopia 2012 275 000
Promotion of Educational Empowerment of Highly Vulnerable Children (HVC) with and without Disabilites through Creating Accessible School Environment Help for Persons with Disabilities Organization (HPDO) Alemgena, Ethiopia 2012 300 000
Small Scale Local Fishing Improvement Project Gambella Bureau of Agriculture Gambella, Ethiopia 2012 200 000
Kitchen building in Songa Mbele Na Masomo Sisters of Mercy Institute, Songa Mbele Na Masomo project

Nairobi,

Kenya

2012 200 000
MDGs MKUZA and Zanzibar Health Sector Reform Strategic Plan II - maternal and child mortality reduction program I Mnazi Mmoja Hospital Zanzibar, Tanzania 2012 131 500
Producing Educational Materials and Books in Braille for ATCB´s ICT Training and Needy Individuals Adaptive Technology Center for the Blind (ATCB) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2013 300 000
Purchase of Karl Stotz Bipolar Resectoscope TUR for urology in Balcha Memorial Hospital Russian Red Cross Dejazmach Balcha Memorial Hospital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2013 400 000
Promotion of Accessible/friendly School Environment for Children with disabilities in inclusive education system Help For Person With Disabilities Organization Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2013 300 000
Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Care and Support in Hawassa Shiny Day Social Service Association Awassa, Ethiopia 2013 300 000
Purchase of computers and furniture for the school Joy Academy  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2013 200 000
Producing Educational Materials and Books in Braille for ATCB´s ICT Training and Needy Individuals Adaptive Technology Center for the Blind (ATCB) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2013 200 000
Construction of Shalom Community Health Centre in Nyakyera Shalom for Uganda Nyakyera, Uganda 2013 187 610
Okiki Amayo Primary School Purchase of School Lockers and Chairs Okiki Amayo Primary School Kenya 2013 200 000
Total budget of Small scale local projects untill 2013 (in CZK) 6 825 244