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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Party Time! (21 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

Our big Sibling and boys who are left our house are travelled to Bahirdar for get-together!spacial thank you all for arranging the trip :-)

6 days ago


Summer camp for children who live in plastic houses (59 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

The children who live in plastic houses,Had a very good summer camp . They learned about talent,English Language and life Skill. Thank you all the volunteers who been there the whole time with them and give them meaningful time!

6 days ago


To all our friends and family, We only have few day to celebrate Ethiopian news year of 2007. We wish success and joy new year :-) ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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

4 weeks ago

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Yael ShapiraWonderful!! Is it for boys or girls?1   ·  4 weeks ago

Alex VelzeboerWOW, the sixth shelter! That's really great. Congratulations1   ·  4 weeks ago

Kelly Borsick- MoeAmazing work!1   ·  4 weeks ago

Rotem SonnenbergAmazing!!1   ·  4 weeks ago

Mahider SebhatKeep going forward.!!! proud of yenegetesfa!!!1   ·  4 weeks ago

Liza Gaspariniwauw! Really good news!1   ·  4 weeks ago

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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...