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Ohio State University Visited Mary Joy

Ohio State University delegates unveiled their interest to partnership: The Ohio State University (OSU) delegates visited Mary Joy Development Association on December 9, 2012. The delegates encompass OSU’s professors, Deans and researchers. The visit was aimed to establish partnership between MJDA and OSU on community health outreach program, volunteer mobilization and in-service training programs. The delegates visited the MJDA medical center’s activities and integrated community development programs as well as discussion has been held among the team members and MJDA’s management on the focus of the partnership and sustainability of MJDA’s health programs. The visitors were accompanied by Professor Tirusew Tefera (Dean, College of Education and Behavioral Studies, Addis Ababa University) and Dr. Mekasha Kassaye (Assistant Professor in English Language Pedagogy and Higher Education Policy and Management) and Ethiopian Medical Student Association’s Executives.

Volunteers Recognition

On the 4th of February 2012, MJDA organized a Volunteers Recognition Event to publically recognize the contribution of 200 volunteers who have been actively participating during the last 5 years to achieve the organization’s objectives.

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Capacity Building:

This Program aims to build the institutional capacity of MJDA, CBOs and target communities for the effective implementation of the mission of the organization.

Institutional capacity building:

MJDA, as non-for-profit organization, that works passionately and commits itself for the achievement of its mission, recognizes the importance of Organizational capacity Building. MJDA therefore defined Capacity Building as strategy and tool to enable the organization to cope up with dynamics of development and catch up the changing world as well as to bring the organization in the frontline of civil society.

Capacity Building for CBOs and Target Communities:

Mary Joy essentially valued community participation as one of bridge stone for stainability and ownership. The program therefore designs different capacity building activities such as trainings, financial and material support for Income Generating Activities and technical support in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.