Zeway Child Development Center

Zeway Child Development Center allows children to participate in Sunday school, counseilng and prayer times. Children have regular health checkups and are educated on health and hygiene topics. School fees, supplies and homework help are provided.

Ethiopia 
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Zeway, Ethiopia

Pastor Elias Dora is changing Zeway as he serves the children in Jesus' name. This church oversees a Compassion child development program and is looking to partner with a church in the United States.


Child Development Center Information:

  • Compassion-assisted children participate in Sunday school, counseling and prayer times.
  • Children have regular health checkups and are educated on health and hygiene topics.
  • School fees, supplies and homework help are provided.

I'd like to learn more about ET-326:


  • Zeway has a population of 60,000, and typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and corrugated iron roofs.
  • Most adults work as day laborers and earn about $8 per month.
  • Health challenges: malaria, tuberculosis, waterborne parasites and HIV/AIDS.
  • Social issues: alcoholism, lack of clean water, unemployment, and low school attendance.
  • Zeway Meserete Kristos Church began in 1986 during a time when many churches experienced intense challenges with acceptance in their communities.
  • They are actively reaching out to their community through personal witness, films and small conferences.
  • This church has partnered with Compassion for seven years.
  • Clothing and grain are distributed to registered children and their families.
  • Relationships between the church and parents in the community have been strengthened.
  • The church and its Compassion programs are seen as a positive influence in the community.
*Consider using this profile as a tool to begin a discussion with your leadership to see how it may fit with your church's vision and mission. While we cannot guarantee you will be partnered specifically with this Pastor, we are seeking participants for our Church to Church strategy.