‘‘TOWARDS THE PATH OF COLLABORATION’’
VINCENTIAN FAMILY ETHIOPIA
BROTHERS OF
CHARITY
BELGIUM 1807
ETHIOPIA 2010
CONGREGATION
OF THE MISSION
FRANCE 1625
ETHIOPIA 1839
Every time we celebrate the feast or the
anniversary of someone we are used to
remember the past, the story… the events
etc…. in the same way when it is the
feasts of the Holy Spirit it is nice to
remember at least some of its gifts…. And
our association of VFCAPEC is a gift of the
Holy Spirit.
The VFCAPEC started on the 30thAugust 2014 and soon focused in
the organization of a Workshop that could help to launch,
encourage, and define the Family. The starting team was formed
by the representatives of different branches:
LADIES OF CHARITY
CONGREGATION OF THE MISSION
DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
SISTERS OF CHARITY OF ST JEANNE
ANTIDE
SISTERS OF MERCY OF ST. VINCENT DE’ PAUL
BROTHERS OF CHARITY
On the 28th February, officially started the International
Charity Association who entered to be part of the
Commission.
Expression of the team work developed and of the wish of
starting an efficient collaboration with the international
Vincentian Family, a workshop was organized in the
Daughters of Charity Provincial House from the 18th to the
21st March 2015 with the professional and dynamic
animation of Fr. Joe Agostino, Fr. Manny Ginete, Mrs. Dee
Mansi, Mrs. Yasmine Cajuste, Miss Denise el Khoury.
Let us see now the follow up of the
workshop….. May the Holy Spirit
enkindle in us the flame of Charity that
inflamed St Vincent de Paul.
IT ALL STARTS IN THE SILENCE OF
OUR CHAPELS... With OUR
LAZARIST CHAPLAIN
In the course of the day, while you work or pray,
sometimes think: “Oh, how happy I am! Jesus, my
dear Jesus, is coming to me. Oh, dearest Lord,
prepare me for Yourself.
In every service the spirit of St Jeanne Antide guides us
“to love Christ Jesus, to love and serve the poor who are his
members, to show them the love of the Father…”
The Kindergarten St Jeanne Antide welcomes 250 children
every year: of them almost the 30% are served freely because
they belong to very poor families in the zone. To every child the
school is offering formation according to the Governmental
programs, but also a wide formation open to different cultures,
languages and educations.“To teach the poor, to know, love,
serve God is to do in part what the Savior of the world came to do
on earth?”
The children are singing to
St. Jeanne Antide and….show her
example
The St. Agostina Health Center
Receives every day an average of 140-150 persons
many of them very poor and in need of medical care
and often in need of comfort and sometimes of
economic support. There is also a program for the
malnourished Children (almost 250-300): they are
able to receive weekly food and alimentation.
“The sisters shall serve the poor with respect, seeing in them
the person of Jesus Christ… with Charity and patience,
putting up with their infirmities, even the most repulsive, and
with their taunts, criticisms and insults.”
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MEDICATION
AND
NUTRITION
Blessed Nemesia Women
Promotion Center,
For almost two years the sisters are
running a women promotion Center
that offers courses of Information
Technology and food Preparation for
young women and girls.
“The sisters do not
merely give
material help to
the women; their
spiritual needs are
of greatest
concern to them.”
LETS MAKE A CAKE... MIX IT WELL
In this program this year 2014-2015 the sisters
welcomed 9 girls from the farthest villages in order to
help them attend regularly the school, to teach them
basic elements of health education, hygiene and most
of all to help them deepen their faith and to discover
themselves like the best gift of God to themselves and
to others. The objective is to develop their skills and to
guide them to be aware of their dignity, their capacity,
their values.
THE GIRLS IN A MOMENT OF RELAXATION
The young playing with the
“paracadute”
Who was the winner?
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Family Service Association (FSA)
FSA was established in the year 2000 by a group of
volunteer Ethiopian professionals with rich experience
in gender, human right, RH/FP and HIV/AIDS as well
as other multi- sectoral development. It had its legal
entity by registering with the Ministry of Justice in
2006. It was re-registered as ‘Ethiopian Resident
Charity’ following the new Charities and Societies
Law in 2010 and renewed its licence in 2013.
FSA is established to alleviating the socio-economic problems
of women, the youth, children and other disadvantaged
segments of the society and in response to the increasing
incidents of violence against women (VAW) and children.
The organization is providing support mainly to destitute and
marginalized women and children through socio-economic
support, various skill training, psychosocial support, school
capacity building and feeding programs and community
development projects.
FSA implements several projects related to youth, women and
children empowerment programs in Ethiopia.
FSA is also experienced in supporting victims of gender based
violence through provision of shelter service and rehabilitating
Activities.
Through its economic empowerment programs in the capital
city Addis Ababa; FSA was able to bring about a significant
change in the lives of youth and women and their families.
SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM
Birhan Guzo Kindergarten School
The program brings life to the many children that school there and more
importantly it give them that assurance that though life is challenging and
some find neglect from their own parents and family members: all is not lost
for there are people who deeply care for them.
Temporary Shelter
service
Through the facilitation of the
Woreda’s Women, Children and
Youth Affairs office, FSA admit
vulnerable individuals to our shelter .
We help them fulfill their basic needs
and psychological support. The
integrated shelter services helps
them to come out of the misery they
had experienced and give them the
opportunity to lead a better life.
Economic Empowerment program
We have door to door volunteers who follow up on individuals in disadvantaged situations. After
various assessment they select some as trainees and provide startup capitals for them.
One beneficiary of the financial support bought an oven and flour and started baking bread in
her home. She then used to carry her products and search for people who can buy from her...
like small juice houses, women who sell tea and coffee and also shops that sell bread products.
‘‘WEYNWA BREAD PRODUCTION’’
UNLOCKING
THE SHACKLES
OF STIGMA IN
MENTAL
HEALTH
REHARBILITATION
I BET HER
SMILE
WINS THE
DAY.
SOCIAL THERAPIST AT GEFERSA MENTAL HEALTH
REHARBILITATION CENTRE WITH SOME OF THE PATIENTS.
CELEBRATING OUR ACHIVEMENTS
ONE STEP AT A TIME
ITS ALL JOY WHEN ONE OF OUR MASTERS
BECOMES A MEMBER OF OUR STAFF
Vincentian Family Collaborative Action Program
Ethiopia
HOW CAN WE FORGET THE COFFEE
CEREMONY???
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