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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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Private-Public-Partnership:

MJ-DA has designed strategies to ensure institutional sustainability and program continuity through enhancing the culture of giving and volunteering among various groups of people locally and internationally. MJ -DA promote this program through Sensitized different community groups for local resource mobilization through seminar, workshop, panel discussion, forum, organizing different events, Lobbing universities, college, vocational schools and other institutions, companies for free scholarship, job placement and membership package. Above and beyond Local resource mobilization, through family sponsorship is the major focus of the organization to ensure sustainability and ownership of the program ensure institutional sustainability and program continuity through enhancing the culture of giving, and upholding local and international resource mobilization.

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