Zelalem’s story



Zelalem (6 years old) is one of five children. His parents often go to the village where they have a piece of land to grow crops, which is a source of some income for them. It is possible that they also have part-time jobs, although they have never admitted it. Zelalem’s parents seem to be a bit problematic, the father in particular – it is possible that he is addicted to drugs. The older children go to the streets not only to get something to eat for themselves, but also to support the family.

Zelalem, along with his older brother, was one of the most systematic participants in the open activities at the center. He wants to learn and to change his life. Despite his difficult situation, he is a polite and cheerful boy.

At the moment we want to work a little more with him. As there is no adequate care at home, we admitted him to the center for a while. He is also attending kindergarten.