ICDP finds fertile ground in Ethiopia and Somalia…
Atnaf Berhanu has been active with ICDP in Ethiopia for some tine, and this year (2017) she has started to give ICDP workshops in Somaliland too.
In Hawasa, the ICDP training was started in 2014 and there are groups of already trained facilitators there, although the last group will be certified by the end of November 2017. In Harar, in Eastern Ethiopia, a group of junior school principals and teachers were also formed as ICDP facilitators, whereas at Sendafa, 30 kilometers east of Addis Ababa, a group of trainee facilitators at the Child Development Training and Research Centre will complete the ICDP process by the end of this year. The response to ICDP in Ethiopia has been positive and many organization, including churches, are interested to continue building capacity and expanding the coverage with the ICDP programme.
In Hargeisa, Somaliland, Save the Children organized the ICDP training of their national staff members as well as of some of their colleagues. After the two workshops that were held there in July and August, the feedback from the participants was good. Currently, the ICDP trainees are in the process of implementing the programme with groups of parents and Atnaf has arranged for a follow up Skype session with them to take place on the 27th of September 2017. The ICDP work in Somaliland is sponsored by Save the Children, an organization that ICDP has been cooperating quite intensely this year, with ICDP programmes currently developing in 5 countries (Somalia, Nepal, India, Burkina Faso and Philippines).