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Story Publication logo November 20, 2018

Caring for Children in Ethiopia

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Four boys pose for a photo at Kidana Mehert Children’s Home in Addis Ababa. These boys were playing soccer together with a small ball they found. They live in the home and will continue to live there until they are 18. After they finish school they will decide to work or go to college. This children’s home allows local adoption so anyone of the kids who currently living there can be adopted. Image by Abigail Bekele. Ethiopia, 2018.
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With the new changes to the adoption law in Ethiopia, the country has created a sense of community...

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Natie Asnaunew poses for a photo at the day care center in Gondar Ethiopia. This day care center is run by Yenege Tesfa, Hope for Tomorrow, and it allows single mothers to drop their kids of everyday so they are able to go to work and help provide for their family. Image by Abigail Bekele. Ethiopia, 2018
Natie Asnaunew poses for a photo at the day care center in Gondar Ethiopia. This day care center is run by Yenege Tesfa, Hope for Tomorrow, and it allows single mothers to drop their kids of everyday so they are able to go to work and help provide for their family. Image by Abigail Bekele. Ethiopia, 2018

Abigail Bekele, Pulitzer Center student fellow from Guilford College, traveled to Ethiopia to report on children's homes. Many of the homes provide housing and educational opportunities for children who do not have family to care for them—and some of the homes offer job training for older youth.

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