The project aims at increasing access to quality and youth-friendly sexual and health information and services to the targeted young people, improving their knowledge in the area, challenge their attitude about gender roles, and motivating young people to make safe and informed sexual and reproductive health-related decisions. The project foresees also improvement of technical and leadership capacity of 300 young people who would talk to their peers about sexual and reproductive health issues, such as physical changes in puberty, HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancy, early marriage, female genital mutilation, or gender-based violence and become agents of change. Parents, school communities, and service providers were closely involved in the project implementation in order to increase the capacity of the institutions to provide adequate, youth-friendly services.

Funding Agency: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Implementation period: October 2017-September 2019

Implementation area: Addis Ababa, Yeka sub-city Salaysh and Wondyrad primary schools and Ethiopian Youth Sport Academy

Promoting SRH for Holistic Development of Young People in Addis Ababa and Oromia (YCI lll) project is implemented by BETE-MiC Alliance consists of six implementing organizations, namely: Eshet Children and Youth Development Organization (ECYDO); Mih Lewetatoch Yebego Adragot Mahiber (MLYAM); Better Life for Women and Children Charity Organization (BLWCCO); Chilanchil Child and Youth Development Association (CCYDA); Endurance Youth Association (EYA); and Tena Kebena Ginflen Enatseda Mahiber (TKGEM). All the implementing organizations are members of YNSD and have ample experience in implementing SRH and other development projects. Among other projects, members of the alliance have implemented the YCI 2 project. The aim of this project is to improve the SRH wellbeing of the targeted young people in Addis Ababa and Oromia through promoting quality SRH information and Youth-friendly services (YFS) accompanied by ensuring their ownership and programmatic leadership. 

The project has three specific objectives: Increase access to quality SRH information and youth-friendly SRH services to young people, Enhance the technical and leadership capacity of young people on SRH, Forge strong partnership and networking with SRH service providers and create an enabling environment for young people to access Youth Friendly Service (YFS).

Funding Agency: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Implementation period: October 2019- March 2022

Implementation area: Addis Ababa, Yeka sub-city Salaysh and Wonryrad Primary schools and Ethiopian Youth Sport Academy


In Ethiopia, women lack information of sexual and reproductive health, pregnancy and abortion. They don´t know about their rights and options in case of unwanted pregnancy and are not aware of existing services. Because of that, they often undergo unsafe abortion procedure or give birth secretly and abandon their child. Women lack a comprehensive support in for them new situation.
Sexual and reproductive doulas (non-medical professionals) will be trained in five most vulnerable, hard-to-reach communities and assist women by providing support and guidance in family planning, pregnancy/unexpected pregnancy (information on SRH, available services, options, link women with services, help arranging transport, assists women emotionally, accompanying women to a health center). Besides that, five health center capacities will be enhanced.

Funding Agency: AmplifyChange

Implementation period: January 2020- December 2020

Implementation area: Oromia Region, Arsi Zone, Tiyo and Digeluna Tuji Districts

The goal of “Inclusively friendly SRHR” is advancing SRHR of youth with visual impairment ages 14 – 25 in Ethiopia through improving their knowledge in SRHR by developing Braille and Audio SRHR dictionary and shape coded menstrual cycle tracking bracelets by June 2020. It aims to ensure that SRHR education is not only youth-friendly but also inclusive of youth with visual impairment. The project will develop an SRHR dictionary in Braille and audio and Menstrual Cycle tracking bracelets that are shape coded. The target groups are high school students with visual impairment supported by Together! Ethiopia Charity organization and College students with visual impairment supported by Tsehay Zewde memorial scholarship at Addis Ababa University. It will extend for 1 year. The project will be conducted by Mahlet Alemayehu (M.D), Youth Champion 2019, along with youth from different sectors including disability advisors, Medical Doctors, and students with visual impairment supported by Together Ethiopia Charity organization and Tsehay Zewde memorial scholarship showing the importance of applying a multisectoral approach to advance SRHR. Through the project, health care professionals and health care leaders will also be trained on addressing the barriers youth with visual impairment face within health institutions.

Funding Agency: Public Health Institute (PHI)

Implementation period: November 2019 – November 2020

Implementation area: Addis Ababa