1.       SRH Program Background

Today adolescents and young people are the largest proportion of the world’s population in history. Nearly half of the world’s population is under the age of 25, developing countries taking the share of 87%.

Available evidences show that the youth in Ethiopia are affected by sexual and Reproductive Health related problems. This is mainly due to lack of proper knowledge, positive attitude and skills. As the 2011 EDHS vividly shown, adolescent within age 15-19, only 1 % of young women and 17% of young men used condoms during their first sexual encounter. Among sexually active youth age 15-24, 6% of women and 37% of men are engaged in higher-risk sexual activity. Similarly, 12% of the Ethiopian women aged 15-19 years were already mothers or pregnant with their first child. Sexual initiation and childbearing begin early in Ethiopia, with young people often having little knowledge and limited access to reproductive health services.

In addition, one of the reasons for drop out of students, and low academic achievements were observed link with sexual and reproductive health problems.DEC is primarily focused on improving the quality of primary education. To alleviate the SRH problems of students, it started creating awareness on HIV/AIDS through school clubs with a motto ‘End of HIV/AIDS begins at school’. While assessing the impact of the program, it did not bring the desired results. Youth need assessment was undertaken to identify what youth need and how to address it. Holistic approach was required that can enhance their knowledge and skill, and cultivate positive attitude. The environment should be made friendly in relation to reproductive healthservices and community awareness.


Let us support children for their holistic development

22 October 2015

Children of age 0-8 years are at the critical stages of holistic development (Physical, cognitive, emotional, language and psycho-social). To accelerate the holistic development of children of these age groups,...

10th year Anniversary (2)

14 September 2017
10th year Anniversary (2)

    Thank you! DEC Ethiopia, appreciates those who participate in the 10th year anniversary ceremony celebrated on October 26, 2017 at Baherdar, Ethiopia.

GUSO Alliance Strengthening and Sustainability workshop (2)

26 September 2017
GUSO Alliance Strengthening and Sustainability workshop (2)

GUSO Alliance Strengthening and Sustainability workshop was conducted   From august 23 to 24 strengthening alliance workshop was carried out at debre zeyt(bishoftu), Ethiopia Objective of the workshop: The aim...


01 November 2018

preschool material production (PMP) Through its involvement in the education sector over the last 10 years, DEC has realized that there is a huge unmet demand for learning and playing...

Case History

07 November 2018

Working a work on youth which gives relief to our mind makes us very happinesss. I am Elham Hussein. I was born in Asmara and grown to Bahir Dar city....


09 November 2018

DEC has been giving training for primary school and O_ Class Teachers, indoor to improve the quality of education. It supports schools by constructing new blocks


14 November 2018

"Good Jop! " It has remembered that our organization DEC has provided Computers to the project Schools in order to back up the teaching and learning process in schools. Now...


21 November 2018

Development Expertise Center represented by its author, Addisu Abebe, presented an abstract on the impact of Comprehensive Sexuality Education up on Academic performance on youths.  The program is now under...


12 December 2018

In 2018, DEC Star School program in Oromia Region at Liben Chukala district, Adulala  kebele accomplished the following activities under Student Led Schools Sanitation and Hygiene (SLSSH) accomplished: - being supported...

liben maintenance

15 January 2019

"Good Jop ! " It has remembered that our organization DEC has provided Computers to the project Schools in order to back up the teaching and learning process in Liben area...

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