Who We Are


CHADET is a charitable organisation registered in Ethiopia (Reg. no. 0234) that works for the protection and welfare of children found under difficult circumstances. The establishment of CHADET coincided with the period when the HIV/AIDS pandemic was on its highest peak in Ethiopia. Hence, most of the projects launched by the organization during that time focused on educating the community about protection and mitigating the impact of AIDS on children and families infected and affected by the epidemic. In this regard, CHADET was able to train and deploy peer educators who were conveying educational messages for children and young persons and home care providers who were supporting individuals and families on voluntary basis. CHADET launched its first project in one of the most congested parts of the city of Addis Ababa where there are large numbers of street connected and working children, migrants and children exposed to physical and sexual exploitation. The area, which is also known as ‘Merkato’, is the largest commercial centre of the city. Expanding its operations in the country, CHADET currently implements different projects in thirteen Woredas/districts of South Wollo and South Gondar Administrative Zones in Amhara Regional State as well as in Arsi and South West Shoa Zones in Oromiya Regional State. It also implements different projects in Addis Ababa. CHADET has shown remarkable progress in terms of enhancing its capacity and addressing more and more marginalized children in different parts of the country since the time it has began operation. It has currently five field offices and three service delivery centers in the regional states and in Addis Ababa.

Executive Director

Dr. Anannia Admassu


CHADET wants to see a society in which the needs of children are fulfilled.


CHADET exists to inspire effective partnerships through ensuring provision of quality services for vulnerable children.

Core Values

  1. Child focused: whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the children we are serving.
  2. Dignity: Carry your duties with all and equal respect for people you are working with and for.
  3. Integrity: Conduct yourself in a manner worthy of best working atmosphere.
  4. Accountability and transparency: Use the resources to the best efficient level that ensures the organizational exercise of equity and equality.
  5. Equity/equality: Carry your duties in a manner worth of fairness and justice.

Strategic objectives/approaches

  1. Provision and facilitation of quality services in three themes: promoting educational support for children and young people at primary, secondary and TVET level; child safeguarding and strengthening livelihoods.
  2. Building the capacities of CBOs and local partners: This is to address more target beneficiaries in a sustainable way.
  3. Ensuring broader participation of children, young people and the community: To ensure child safeguarding and protection.
  4. Undertake Research and promote networking and public education: To learn from practice and enhance public awareness about child safeguarding on issues that directly and/or indirectly affect the lives of children.


CHADET has an administrative structure that guides the operation of the organization. It has a governing structure composed of two major organs, namely, the General Assembly and the Board of Directors. The General Assembly is the highest administrative organ of the organization and is responsible for the issuance and modification of the association’s articles of association, approval annual plans and budget, performance reports, financial statements and audit report. The Board of Directors, on the other hand, is elected by the General Assembly and is responsible for ensuring that decisions made by the general assembly and the board is implemented by the secretariat. It provides close follow up concerning the performance of the management of the organization. The Secretariat represents the Head office of CHADET. Led by a full-time Executive Director that is directly answerable to the Board of Directors, the secretariat serves as a coordination office for the planning, implementing and monitoring of project activities.

The General Assembly is the highest administrative organ of the organization and meets annually. Next to the General Assembly is the Board of Directors, which has been elected by the General Assembly and, is entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring CHADET’s policies are implemented properly and decisions of the General Assembly are given effect. The secretariat, which is led by a full time executive director, is given the task of ensuring the day-to-day operation of the organization and represents the organization. Members of the board are providing free services for the organization.


Congruent to its vision, mission and values, CHADET Human Resource & Administration (HRA) has the main duties of supporting the operations of the organization so as to ensure meeting its set objectives through the most valuable resources – its staff. More specifically, the works of the HRA covers people management, procurement & logistics, program operations, fleet management as well as facilities and office services.

Although the number of staff shows increment and decrease, depending on the volume of project activities, currently there are 88 (57 males and 31 females) staffs working for the organization. Regarding their level of education, 50% (44) of the staff are holders of 1st Degree and above (two PhDs, eight 2nd Degree and thirty four 1st Degree), 24 Diploma and 20 Certificates.


CHADET is a charitable organisation registered in Ethiopia (Reg. no. 0234) that works for the protection and welfare of children found under difficult circumstances.



CHADET’s Motto


Striving to build Children’s future!


25 years of service for vulnerable children and young people!