ECYDO conducted the new USAID-Strengthening IRC action Project Sensitization Workshop at Soljam Hotel Asella.

Date: October 5, 2022

Venue: Asella, Soljam Hotel

Eshet Children and Youth Organization have launched a sensitizing workshop on a  project entitled “Strengthening Christian-Muslim Relationship”(ORO061) funded by USAID Ethiopia, on October 5/022 at Soljam Hotel in Asellaa targeting various stakeholders of Asella town administration, Oromia regional state.  In terms of achieved results per the work plan -which is above 100%, 34 participants, 27 males, and 7 females attended the workshop.

The basic objectives of the workshop were; to create awareness among stakeholders about the project goal, strategy, and expected results, to enhance participants’ understanding of their role during implementation, to share experiences on the expected challenges, and create know-how implementation can be enhanced.

Based on the established selection criteria, the Inter-Religious Councils of Asella,  Religious leaders from Muslim, orthodox and protestant, Catholic,  Abba Gada &Hada Sinqes, Community representatives from the eight Kebeles of Asella town, Representatives from concerned offices of government were participated on the sensitization workshop and share their experience after the presentation prepared by Eshet Children and Youth Organization Executive Director that explained the organization track records and the current strengthening Christiaan- Muslim relation Project implementation plan.

Overall, the sanitization workshop was very interactive and fruitful. Participants have also admired the project as a timely and urgent priority of the town and promised that they can work together to achieve the intended objectives of the project. Participants have also strongly recommended the extension and continuity of the project, particularly if it addresses other districts beyond Asella town, where similar tension and conflicts exist, and school communities, which are the main areas of socialization.