Children in Crossfire Ethiopia helps children reach their potential through access to quality early
childhood education.

What We Do


We work in targeted regions of the country where the needs are greatest to deliver quality early childhood education at scale.


We work with others regionally and at the national level, to advocate for national policy and investment in Early Childhood Development

School Readiness Programme

Our integrated School Readiness Programme is piloting models of quality pre-primary education into schools across Addis Ababa and Oromia region. Working with local partners and government to educate and demonstrate the impact of quality early learning.

Barriers to ECD Programme

Our Barriers to ECD programme recognises that not all children can easily access quality early years education. We identify the barriers to access and aim to address them so that all children can retain the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Regional & National Engagement

We are starting to engage with others at the regional and national level to network and advocate for the needs of young children in Ethiopia.

Why Ethiopia?

The early years are the most impactful in the human life.

Children that have positive early childhood experiences retain the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Investment in Early childhood development and education programmes give the best return in terms of human development. In Ethiopia, enrolment in early childhood education is low and quality is poor – this impacts the learning outcomes for all children. Decision makers are not aware of the importance of early childhood development as a vehicle for breaking cycles of poverty and moving towards a resilient and productive population.

Contact Us

Would you like more information on the work we are currently doing in Ethiopia? Our team are on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Get Involved

Whether it’s volunteering, participating with your company or school, or taking part in one of our events, our fundraising team have various ways you can get involved.

Early Childhood Development

The early years of a child’s life are critical to their future development. From developing their personalities and connections with friends and family to brain formation and motor skills, the early years of a child’s life are the foundation upon which the rest of their lives will be built. 

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