Yenege Tesfa

Our name means Hope for Tomorrow. Our mission is to provide Gondar’s orphans and vulnerable children with a happy family life. A home, education, good health and a bright future.


What We Do

We provide 5 Happy Homes for 80 children and School Support for 910 kids. Not only that, we provide Child Day Care, Learning Centres, Community Development, Micro-Finance, Agricultural skills and a Mobile School.


About Us

Yenege Tesfa was born in 2001 out of the philosophy that homeless and parentless children deserve a better life.

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Home for Tomorrow

There are still over 800 children sleeping on the streets of Gondar every night, some as young as 6 years old. We need regular donations totalling €195 per week to give 17 of the most vulnerable children a home.

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We are going to Open the Six Shelter, for orphan Children!! We already found the house :-) So excited to see all the children in the house! ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

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Yael ShapiraWonderful!! Is it for boys or girls?1   ·  7 days ago

Alex VelzeboerWOW, the sixth shelter! That's really great. Congratulations1   ·  6 days ago

Kelly Borsick- MoeAmazing work!1   ·  7 days ago

Rotem SonnenbergAmazing!!1   ·  7 days ago

Mahider SebhatKeep going forward.!!! proud of yenegetesfa!!!1   ·  7 days ago

Liza Gaspariniwauw! Really good news!1   ·  7 days ago

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Yenege Tesfa shared Ethiopiaid Australia's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

In case you missed it, today is World #Humanitarian Day. To celebrate, we're sharing the stories of some inspirational #HumanitarianHeroes. Meet Nigisti, a remarkable young women and founder of our partner organisation Yenege Tesfa (Hope for Tomorrow). Nigisti moved to Gondar with her family in 2001, and was instantly taken aback by the situation of many children living there, with over 800 young kids living on the street. Passionate that homeless and parentless children deserve a better life, she founded Yenege Tesfa shortly after, and has been dedicated to the cause ever since. Today, Yenege Tesfa not only provides houses, education, health services and opportunity for Gondar's street children; but also provides agricultural training and income generating opportunities for Gondar's single mothers. We are so proud of Nigisti and the work that Yenege Tesfa is doing in Gondar. A true #HumanitarianHero. #WorldHumanitarianDay #WHD2014 You can read more about how Ethiopiaid and Yenege Tesfa's partnership is giving hope to Gondar's women and children here:

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THANK YOU LOURD !!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Latest Reports

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New Website!

We’re delighted to launch our new Website, which now includes an automatically updated Facebook Feed, bigger images, videos and a cleaner (mobile friendly) design to help us keep in touch. Built on the WordPress Framework, we hope it’ll be easier to update...

Running for Yenege Tesfa

We want to say thank you and congratulations to Timothy Smekens who represented Yenege Tesfa in the Brussels Marathon on October 7th. Wearing the organization’s t-shirt, he ran 42 km and came 87th place out of 1800 runners! Tim’s efforts raised over 1000...

Mobile School arrives in Gondar

The Belgian organization Mobile School ( arrived in Ethiopia for the first time and is partnering with Yenege Tesfa. Trainers from Belgium came in Gondar to train two new teachers (street educators) to use the mobile school. Mobile...

Yenege Tesfa established a new home for boys!

After many efforts the fourth Yenege Tesfa home opened, the second home for boys. The opening of the home was celebrated on the Meskel holiday with all the Yenege Tesfa children arriving at the beautiful new house to perform an artistic program.  The new home...

The new school year opened in Gondar!

In September, all the children of the four homes began a new school year, some of them for the first time ever! The year was kicked off with an exciting day in which the children, together with hundreds of poor boys and girls from all around Gondar received  a...