PROJECTS

VLM works in partnership with the Vincentian Fathers and the Daughters of Charity. Both congregations run a variety of projects across Ethiopia in both urban and rural settings. From 2015 we are beginning some specific projects in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Kenya. Projects are mainly focused on education, women’s development and supporting people to build up their own business and livelihoods. See below for an overview of these projects, by city/town/region of Ethiopia.

Volunteer with VLM in Burkina Faso

Vincentian Lay Missionaries (VLM) seeks a volunteer for a placement in Nouna, western Burkina Faso (up to 3 months). The placement is facilitated through our partners in the field, the Daughters of Charity, with OCADES (Caritas) Burkina Faso. The main focus of this placement will be in the areas of community development and sustainable livelihoods. […]

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Volunteers Needed for VLM’s New Partnership in Ghana

VLM are proud to announce our new partnership with the Daughters of Charity in the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese in northern Ghana. Following a visit to the the region, where Mary Anne Stokes (VLM projects co-ordinator) and Fr Stephen Monaghan (VLM Chaplain) met with Sr Bernadine Pemii DC and her community in the small town of Kongo-Logre, […]

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Addis Ababa

In Addis Ababa, the nation’s capital, VLM has been sending volunteers to a number of projects over the past ten years. 1. Atse Tekle Ghiogis School is a Daughters of Charity primary school serving the children of a disadvantaged area within the city. There is a kindergarten (pre-school) attached, also administered by the Daughters of Charity. Volunteers […]

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Ambo

VLM’s main project in Ambo is the Ambo Lazarist Deaf Centre, also known as The Ethiopian Deaf Project. This is a collaborative venture between the Irish and Ethiopian VLM and members of the Deaf Community in Ireland. Its mission is to work with the Deaf Community in Ambo, Ethiopia, to assist them in their efforts […]

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Maychew

Maychew is a mid-sized town a couple of hours south of Mekele on the main Addis Ababa road. The Daughters of Charity are based here and have established Bethlehem Primary School and Kindergarten. There are also business support and training programmes for men and women with disabilities allowing them generate an income from sewing, weaving […]

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Woylita Soddo

Bruh Tesfa College is a unique institute in Ethiopia. Here young women and men receive full Montessori training and are assisted secure…

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Mekele

This project provides education, social skills, shelter, creative and sports facilities for over 300 children and young people…

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Bulbula

The Daughters of Charity also run a number of other programmes throughout the country and VLM volunteers have worked in the following areas…

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