Our Development Partners

Tiruzer Ethiopia for Africa (TEA) formed partnership with organizations that we know intimately and trust completely. It’s our mandate to ensure that projects are successful and that the majority of the funds we are entrusted with make it to those in need rather than going to administration and fundraising costs.

The following are TEA Partners

1. Benshangul Development Association (BDA)

Benishangul Development Association (BDA) is committed to work and improve the community based integrated development program among Assosa disadvantageous community. In order to carry out this commitment the association has made rapid assessment in 7 woredas of assosa zone and developed a program which contains three projects component such as WASH, education and agriculture/ livelihood.

2. Afar Development Association (AFDA)

AFDA is a non-profit making, non-governmental organization founded in July 2011 by a group of people who have a bright vision to see the Afar pastoralist communities access to integrated development services (health, education and water and sanitation facilities and sustainable pastoral and agro pastoral production system) that lead to stable and productive life. Its mission is to continue as a strong development organization to fill the gaps in education, health and poverty alleviation programs in Afar region. The association is legally registered in new Ethiopian charities and society’s proclamation no. 621/2009 under a registration license # 2488 in October 2011. The head office of AFDA is located in Samara, the capital of Afar National Regional state, 570km east of Addis Ababa. AFDA, as a societal membership based development organization, its structure extends to development committees in 5 five zones and 32 woredas in the region.

3. Tikuret Le Gumuz Hizb Lemat Mahiber (TLGHLM)

TLGHLM is an Ethiopian Resident indigenous non-governmental and non-profit making organization established in November 2001 by 20 Volunteer Members of High Officials of Gumuz Nations. It received legal Status in November 2002. TLGLM emerged as a local initiative to promote the economic and social progress of the Gumuz people. It was initiated with the objective of reducing the vulnerability of the disadvantage group of people within its area of operation through the application of integrated development approach based on genuine community participation. Its head quarter is based at Assosa, the capital city of the Benishangul Gumuz Regional State. TLGLM has established branch offices in Metekel & Kamashi zones, woredas and kebeles of the two zones.
The Association has the following objectives;
- Build the capacity of the Gumuz people through training, education, health and family planning programs;
- Increase food production and productivity;
- Improve traditional farming practices;
- Alleviate poverty through minimizing the vulnerability of the target population;
- Conserve and protect the environment;
- Eradication of harmful traditional practices(HTP)

4. Ethiopian Nuer Development Association (ENDA)

Ethiopian Nuer Development Association (ENDA) was re –established and re-organized in 2012, 12 years after its formation when it was known as Nuer Development Association (NUDA). ENDA is non –profit and non-political organization. It has its head office in Gambella, the capital of Gambella Peoples National Regional State and branch offices in all the Woredas/districts of Nuer Zone Administration and elsewhere when deemed necessary. It was re-organized with the objective of supporting regional states government in its efforts to alleviate poverty and eradicate backwardness.

Currently, ENDA’s programs focuses on the provision of education and health services, local income generating activities through small scale businesses and entrepreneurship skills development. Women and girls empowerment, policy advocacy, peace building and conflict resolution at the grass root community level, are also amongst its focal programs. There are about three staff members who are employed by the organization on a full time basis .All of them are based at the head office in Gambella.

5. Harari Abadir Development Association (HADA)

The living conditions in Ethiopia in general and in the Harari peoples region in particular are becoming increasingly difficult for the majority of the populations. The causes for this situation are the low level of economic and social development in the country. This requires bringing about positive changes in all aspects of economic and social sectors in order to get out of it. The federal government of Ethiopia and the regional states are making every effect to mitigate the existing socio- economic problems of the country.

Development begins at community and regional levels and this necessitates the participation of all members of the concerned communities, governmental and non-governmental organizations and regional development Associations. As the people have shown their desire and commitment to participate in the regional development effects it is complementing regional state effects, and there was a feet need for the existence of an organized body. It was as a consequence of this trend that about 57 residents of the Harari people’s region established HADA in 2009. HADA is a non-profit development association. It was legally registered by the Harari people’s regional state bureau of justice and security affairs in 2009 with registration number 531.

6. Samara University (SU)

SU went operational in 2007/8 academic year with 1867 students population placed in three faculties, namely, Faculty of Education composed of 12 departments, Faculty of Business and Economics consisting of 3 departments and the Faculty of Dry land Agriculture with 2 departments. The project plan of SU indicates that further faculties such as Health and Technology will be opened progressively. However, with the implementation of the revised curriculum (2008), the University is reorganizing its academic faculties and departments. Research and Study centers, such as the one intended and proposed, Center for Dialogue between Cultures and Rights (CDCR), are also part and parcel of the development of the University. In support to its academic faculties and departments, such centers would also serve the University as its arms to reach the society at large with broader practical and research issues.

7. Assosa University (AU)

AU University was established in 2011 committed to advance teaching learning activities, need based research and community service. It is located 675 km north west of Addis Ababa at Asossa town which is the capital city of Benishangul Gumuz Regional State. The University started its function with five faculties and seventeen departments by admitting the first batch of 1043, regular students which were admitted to these five Faculties namely: - Engineering and Technology, Natural and Computational Sciences, Agriculture and Natural Resource, Business and Economics, and Social Sciences and Humanity faculties.

In 2013 Academic year, the University continued its learning process accepting 1084 new students into the five faculties and 19 departments. In addition to the regular session the University launched evening and weekend program in three faculties and 11 departments with 447 students.

Generally, though the University is in a very young age, it has prepared 3 years strategic plan designed through balanced Score card and started its implementation to achieve the growth and transformation plan of the country in ensuring that it is in line with those Countries who have medium income.

8. Samara Health Science College (SHSC)

SHSC is the only regional health science college in Afar Regional State. It was established in May 1998. It started its road to success from scratch by training only about 40 students from different districts of Afar region under clinical nursing department as a middle level health profession.

In February 2009, the college added new department Midwifery department. This year the college is going to start the third department of Health Information Technicians (HIT).

9. Partners for Rural Improvement and Development in Ethiopia (PRIDE)

PRIDE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the living conditions and quality of life of the people in the rural highlands of Ethiopia. Founded by a group of volunteers in Boulder, Colorado, PRIDE promotes positive change in some of the poorest Ethiopian villages. PRIDE helps lay the foundation for sustainable development by focusing on improvements in education, clean water, and agriculture. PRIDE focuses its efforts on those areas with the greatest likelihood of breaking cycles of poverty. PRIDE does not try to duplicate the efforts of other non-governmental entities that provide emergency, disaster and other short-term relief efforts.

10. Anywaa Community Development Association (ACDA)

Anywaa Community Development Association (ACDA) was established and re-organized in 2014 as a non-profit and non-political organization. It has its head office in Gambella, the capital of Gambella Peoples National Regional State and branch offices in all the Woredas/districts of Anywaa Zone Administration and elsewhere when deemed necessary. It was established to support Anywaa people and Gambella people as a whole with the objective of supporting Gambella Regional State Government in its efforts of alleviating poverty.

Currently, ACDA in its programs focuses on fundraising, the provision of health and education services, partnership, local income generating activities through small scale businesses and entrepreneurship skills development. ACDA also works in the prevention of gender based violence, women empowerment, peace building and conflict resolution programs at the grass root community level.