New IX

The Ethiopian government has been inspecting and evaluating the orphanages in their country over the last six months.  The CCCE orphanage was re-licensed in December 2009 and received glowing reviews from the government.  The government said CCCE is a model for other organizations and demonstrates how a home should be managed.  We at Aerie Africa are grateful especially to Henok Desta for his hard work in ensuring CCCE is compliant with all the governmental requirements and his commitment to ensuring that the children have a wonderful home.

Henok Desta - CCCE Executive Director - with new license

Moving the children out of the old orphanage

Not all orphanages have fared as well as CCCE.  Two weeks ago the government inspected a small orphanage in Soddo and decided to close the orphanage because of the physical and financial conditions.  The government requested CCCE to take nine of the children. These children met CCCE’s health admission criteria and ranged in age from 7 years old to 11 years old.  CCCE had capacity for the children and welcomed the children. Eleven younger children were moved to an orphanage that adopts children internationally.

Moving the children

Sam and Noah report the children have adapted amazingly to CCCE and are rapidly becoming part of the CCCE family.  It sounds like everyone handled the move well with just a little grumbling from the CCCE older children because the commotion disrupted their studies.

The New Children

Adisu Ayele, 8 year old boy

Amodar Biniyam, 10 year old girl

Biniam Yemar, 7 year old boy with CCCE pet monkey

Firehiwot Yimer, a 10 year old girl

Melkam Wajan, 7 year old boy

Sebsibe Kefyalw, 9 year old boy

Tigabu Matalo, 10 year old boy, on CCCE playground

Weynishet Kefyalw, 11 year old female, sorting lentils

Not pictured is Mekdas Biniam, an 8 year old girl.  We’ll get her picture up soon.

We need sponsors for these children.  Please consider helping.  Sponsoring a child is a very rewarding experience and makes a tremendous difference for a little soul in Ethiopia.  If you are interested or have questions, please contact Janice Mack at

Please keep all in your prayers.  Happy Easter to you and your families!

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Sutton Turner on April 5, 2010 at 1:01 am

    You guys are doing such an awesome job! Wow, what a great team. Please keep up the work and know that many are in prayer for you and the kids.
    All the best,
    Sutton Turner


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