Canadian NGO to build needed education, medical and recreation facility for Ethiopian children and single mothers



    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - More than 500 children will soon
have a place to play soccer and basketball, receive medical care and attend
school - thanks to a Canadian NGO. Cambridge-based Global Reach Children's
Fund is planning its facility near Sululta, Ethiopia, a rapidly developing
community located 22 km north of Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.
    Sululta Mayor Getachew Adugna, welcomed Global Reach Founder, Sue Hayhow,
Director of Operations, Jim Cianca, and Director of Development, Andrew Morrow
in a ground-breaking ceremony January 22nd.
    The facility will be named "Faith Village" and will provide academic and
physical education, health care, and vocational training. The elementary
school will include a daily nutritional program with a capacity to serve the
needs of 500 community children. Micro enterprise will also be encouraged and
specialized clinical programs will be introduced.
    "Faith Village will provide so many services that the children here
need," says Hayhow. "Our hope is to empower the local people toward
self-sufficiency and take care of the children who may have been orphaned or
abandoned in one way or another."
    This innovative project is unique in its design and provides an
opportunity to bridge the gap between the wealth of North America and the
poverty of Ethiopia. The estimated cost of Phase I and II of the facility is
$4.7 million US. Faith Village will be funded through the generous
contributions and sponsorships of corporations, foundations, and individuals.

    Global Reach Children's Fund is an incorporated, registered Canadian
charity based in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada deeply committed to bringing
dignity, hope and opportunity to the lives of people, specifically children in
the developing world, who are imprisoned by poverty. This dedicated group of
professionals brings depth of knowledge and experience, along with
inspiration, and compassion to this complex task.
    For more information about Global Reach Children's Fund and the Faith
Village project, please visit: <a href="http://www.nopoverty.ca">www.nopoverty.ca</a>

    High resolution photos available upon request.





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Andrew Morrow, Director of
Development, (519) 653-2780, andrew@nopoverty.ca

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