THE ONE HEART WHOLENESS CENTRE

THE ONE HEART WHOLENESS CENTRE

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ABOUT US....

Our charity licence registered with Ethiopian Charities Commission
Our charity licence registered with Ethiopian Charities Commission

Our legal status

On 11th August 2021 we, The One Heart Wholeness Centre obtained our own licence allowing us to function as a registered NGO, registered with the Ethiopian Charity Commission based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

WHAT YOUR MONEY CAN DO FOR OUR CHILDREN....

We are in desperate need of regular monthly donations in order to continue our work.

  • 5 GBP/325 birr per month would buy 15 toilet rolls which would last 2 weeks at the project                                          
  • 10 GBP/648 birr per month would buy 6 kilos of shurrou which would provide a lunch of shorrou for 12 days
  • 15 GBP/973 birr per month would buy 4.5 kilos of oats which would provide breakfast for the children for 9 days 
  • 20 GBP/1,297 birr per month would buy enough powdered milk to last the children for 2 weeks 
  • 25 GBP/1,620 birr per month would buy 5 litres of oil which would last 1 week 
  • 30 GBP/1,944 birr per month would buy  10 packets of baby wipes which would last 2 weeks
  • 35 GBP/2,268 birr per month would buy 8 packets of diapers which would last 2 weeks at the project
  • 45GBP/2,916 birr per month would buy enough soap to wash clothes for 3 months 
  • 50 GBP/3,240 birr per month would buy enough vegetables and eggs to last 3 weeks 
  • 60 GBP/3887 birr would cover the cost of staffing and transport for 1 child per month

 

How you can help....

REGULAR FINANCIAL DONATIONS

We are always grateful for any kind of support, everything donated to us is well used for the children's benefit, but we are most in need of regular financial donations in order to keep the project running and expand our services. Anything you can regularly afford to give would be most appreciated.

We are always in need of money to cover the unexpected, to expand our services, to include community services and to oneday finance our bigger vision of building and running KYAAH village.

So if you are in a position to help us financially, be that by a one-off gift or by a regular monthly donation please send your money direct to our charity bank account:

The One Heart Wholeness Centre

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia

Abay Madoo Branch

Account number 1000444081361

SWIFT CODE CBETETAA  for international donors

ROUTING CODE    101000019 for domestic donors

The logo encompasses all that we stand for at The One Heart Wholeness Centre
The logo encompasses all that we stand for at The One Heart Wholeness Centre

Our Logo

Our logo is fun and colourful, the children playing give movement to the image, the hands coming together represent unity in the shape of a heart. The children are all different colours and ethnicities all with different abilities representing the diversity at The One Heart Wholeness Centre.

OUTLAY OF KYAAH VILLAGE
OUTLAY OF KYAAH VILLAGE

Our Long-term Vision

The One Heart Wholeness Centre is just the first stage of a much bigger vision. Our ultimate aim is to build a village; KYAAH village. a village where an entire lost community will come together and build new roots. Elders living on the streets, will find a safe refuge in their twilight years with a peer group sharing similar life experiences, a safe home for life. Next to them will be the house for abandoned children, commonly known as 'street boys' which is highly unfair , as through no fault of their own they were abandoned by mothers too poor to care for them. With us they will find a secure home with ready made grandparents to teach them and loving staff to guide them and send them to school, thereby supporting them to be the best that they can be. Their neighbours will be 5 small families made up of  single mothers, who, when vulnerable, sleeping on the streets, fell prey to predators who violated them and left them pregnant. With us they will have a safe home, they will be able to return to school or do a training course of some sort whilst their children will be safe in our on site creche. The final residential home will be a home for disabled children whose families are unable to meet their high dependency needs and who need a home for life. The village will also house an educational unit for autistic children, a therapeutic day service for disabled children, a health clinic and a training centre. The administration building will be home to the management team of the village, the social work team, the media team and the domestic staff.

The main building in the village will be the central long house. The kitchen will be in the long house, together with a communal dining room and a communal salon for everyone to socialise, get to know each other and build new family bonds, over time this village will become home to all who live and work there.

CONTACT US....

Meet Mena, the founder and current coordinator of the project. She has a degree in Social Policy and more than 25 years experience working with disabled children with high dependency needs, specialising in working with autistic children.
Meet Mena, the founder and current coordinator of the project. She has a degree in Social Policy and more than 25 years experience working with disabled children with high dependency needs, specialising in working with autistic children.

It's how we build a family with the international community, by staying in touch.....

We love to hear from you, just to know you are out there and we are not talking to ourselves. Drop us a message, try to keep it loving but we are happy to hear constructive criticism too, let us know your thoughts.....

We want to build and grow and often that means learning some hard lessons and hearing some cold truths but if they go towards helping us provide a better service for the children , then its all good...

Do you have experience of working with disabled children?  Are you a Speech & Language practitioner? an alternative health practitioner? Maybe you would be interested in joining us as a volunteer, being hands on with the children. They love having visitors and it would be an amazing experience for the staff to learn new skills from new faces.

Barbara Mena Okugbeni