Founded by Jacqui Gilmour in 2004, Hope for Children works in Ethiopia to support vulnerable children, young people and their families to realise their inherent potential.

The Australian non-for-profit organisation, headquartered in Perth, Western Australia,
has developed a range of educational, health and livelihood initiatives to meet the
various challenges faced by these communities. 

With over a decade of experience working on grassroots solutions to these challenges, Hope for Children has built an expert team of Ethiopian and International staff members who specialise in child, youth and community issues including the following:

  • Orphans and vulnerable children
  • Education
  • Human trafficking prevention and rehabilitation
  • Community health (including adolescent sexual reproductive health, HIV/AIDS prevention & treatment and family planning)
  • Counselling and psycho-social support
  • Livelihood support 
  • The Self Help Group Approach 

Underpinning all of our work is a belief in strong communities and human potential. 

Hope for Children’s Country Office is located in Gulele sub-city in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, with project sites in Gulele, Addis Ketema, and Bole sub-cities.



Our Objectives are to:

Foster community led initiatives

Support families and young people to economic independence

Provide access to quality education and opportunities

Promote healthy communities and practices

Our Partners

partners ausembassy

Australian Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Hope for Children is supported by the Australian Embassy in Ethiopia, having received a Direct Aid Program grant for its ongoing assistance to returned survivors of human trafficking in Ethiopia.
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partners walkfree

Walk Free Foundation

The Walk Free Foundation’s mission is to end modern slavery in our generation by mobilising a global activist movement, generating the highest quality research, enlisting business and raising unprecedented levels of capital to drive change in those countries and industries bearing the greatest responsibility for modern slavery today.
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Organisation of Social Services for AIDS

The Organisation for Social Services for AIDS (OSSA) is a humanitarian organisation founded to improve the lives of people and communities affected by HIV and AIDS in Ethiopia. The organisation provides community based care and support for orphans affected by HIV/AIDS as well as individual and family counselling and care and support for affected families. OSSA also develops community based efforts to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. OSSA works with us to coordinate our Child Sponsorship Program in Babile, a town in eastern Ethiopia. 

partners hfc

Hope for Children US

Hope for Children US is a 501(c)(3) charity in the United States dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in Ethiopia. Hope for Children-US work closely with us to provide a range of youth focused support services.

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partners wtrc


WTRC is a not for profit organisation based in Manila, Philippines, with a large network of microfinance and development organisations. WTRC aims to build an awareness of the effectiveness of wholistic and transformational entrepreneurial initiatives combined with poverty alleviation initiatives. WTRC espouses the belief that it is not sufficient merely to provide for the economic needs of an individual. True transformation would occur only by addressing the needs of the whole person covering all the domains in life. It provides innovative and creative initiatives addressing the needs brought about by poverty. WTRC helps development organisations involved in micro enterprise programmes, and seeks, on a global and regional scale, to facilitate the distribution and sharing of information and services needed by the micro enterprise sector.
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partners visayan

Visayan Forum Foundation

The Visayan Forum Foundation is a Philippines NGO established in 1991 to protect, liberate and empower marginalised migrants, especially women and children and is widely regarded for its innovative solutions to ending modern day slavery. VFF provides specialised services to victims and their families, builds social movements, and advocates for lasting policy changes to combat human trafficking, domestic servitude and other forms of exploitation.
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