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School Nurse Project - Ethiopia

Kidane Mehret Children's Home

This home was founded around the year 1933 by a French Community. When these sisters left the country because of the war, Ma Soeur Marie Joseph Tasemma took over. She continued to work at the orphanage until she died on September 8th 1996 at the age of 94. Ma Soeur passed away to the Lord leaving 90 children aged between 4 and 18 years.

After the nun’s death, Cardinal Paulos Tsadua asked our Congregation, to take care of these children. The beginning was very difficult, but with God’s help who sowed in the hearts of many people the seed of generosity, this new home was built. It took us around three years to finish it and still there is always space for improvement.

The number of beneficiaries in our home at present is around 150 children. Their ages range from newly born babies up to 16 years.

Their Aims & Objectives

  • To lift the morale of the children
  • To give them a better upbringing in feeling and experiencing in a different form, family love and care
  • To attend to their health and nourishment
  • To better their education and so enhance that in the future they will be worthy citizens


  • Abandoned children under 8 years of age
  • Street children under 8 years of age
  • Orphans of both parents under 8 years of age
  • Children of parents who are sick with HIV (Aids)


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