President Mulatu Teshome recognizes Self Help Africa with an award for Good Practice


With a vision of “hunger- and poverty-free rural Africa” Gorta Self Help Africa works in nine core African countries, tackling poverty and improving the lives of local communities.

ADDIS ABABA–Self Help Africa has been presented with a prestigious award for Good Practice, from the President of Ethiopia.

The organization received the recognition from Dr. Mulatu Teshome, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE), at an annual awards ceremony in Addis Ababa, organized by the Consortum of Christian Relief & Development Associations (CCRDA).

Self Help Africa received the citation for its ‘Sustainable Sustainable Transformation of Agricultural Resources’ (STAR) project, which has been assisting farm production and market access for 2,800 families in the North-Shewa region of Oromia Province for the past four years.

Receiving the award from President Mulatu Teshome on behalf of Self Help Africa, Country Director Dr. Wubshet Berhanu said that the CCRDA’s Good Practice Awards were a valuable peer recognition of the organization’s work in North-Shewa.

CCRDA has a membership of over 400 Ethiopian registered national and international Non-governmental and Community-based organizations, and seeks to recognize Good Practice within program implementation in the country.

Self Help Africa is an international charity that promotes and implements long-term rural development projects in Africa. In July 2014, Self Help Africa merged with Gorta – Ireland’s longest-running international development organization, headquartered in Dublin, to become “Gorta Self Help Africa.”

With a vision of “hunger- and poverty-free rural Africa” Gorta Self Help Africa works in nine core African countries, tackling poverty and improving the lives of local communities. The organization works both with its own African staff and local partners to undertake a range of integrated development programs in rural communities.

According to the organization, 250 million people in Africa, farmers and their families, suffer hunger and malnutrition, struggling in extreme rural poverty without enough food; left behind by rising economic growth.

Source: Self Help Africa



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