Mother and Child Development Organization (MCDO)

Contact Information

000 251 257-752 581

P.O. Box: 441, 06, Jijiga

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Primary Contact

Zeynab Abdille Hassen

Mission Statement

To promote community based awareness and information sharing systems to bring about behavioral changes regarding social harmful practices such FGM. In collaboration with the Regional Education Bureau improve the basic education standard of mothers and children in the region and upgrade their vocational skills, literacy and innumeracy skills, and managerial skills through training programmes. Through working with the Regional Health Bureau improve the health condition of mothers and children and reduce the transmission and the social impact of HIV/AIDS, STDs and HTPs, including FGM, and promote public awareness through health education. To support and promote social services, e.g development, health, education, economy etc., for the people living in the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia who are affected by natural and man-made disasters and develop responsive mechanisms. Create alternative livelihood coping activities for vulnerable women and support them to improve their household income.