Stories

Posted on March 15, 2017
Yonas is from Addis Ababa. He reported to the police that he was lost but we learnt from his mother that he deliberately runaway. His parents are divorced and he was living with his mother. His mother was furious with him and expressed her frustration towards his bad behavior. She admitted that she had beaten him, the day that he runaway and promised to express her anger in other ways after a discussion with our team. Both his mother and father were looking for him.
Posted on March 15, 2017
Desalegn ended up at Addis Ababa unexpectedly. He was going to a shop to buy cooking oil when he meet with friends who were on their way to Addis Ababa. He joined them and arrived in Addis the same afternoon. Once they arrived at Addis, all of them had a place to go except Desalegn. That was why he asked for a policeman’s help and was then referred to the Emmanuel House. It didn’t take long for Desalegn to regret his decision. His mother was relifed to learn from the police that the boy was safe. They were both thankful for NOLM’s temporary service.
Posted on March 15, 2017
Hayat used to work as a housemaid for different families in Addis because her father wanted her to work and earn money. Nonetheless, her whole family was very sorry to learn that she run away from her employer’s. her father was in Addis for a week, to look for her but went back home without any good news. Because they have a decent life and a stable economy, we had to talk to her father about sending a minor out for work. After learning that it is illegal to have done that, her father agreed to take care of Hayat himself.
Posted on March 15, 2017
It was Yohannes’ mother who sent him to Addis with a neighbor so that he would live with her and go to school. He run away because the woman refused to let him attend school and instead made him do a lot of work. His parents and neighbors, who had talked to the lady on the day of Yohannes’ arrival (she told them he was ok) were very surprised to see him at their door, with strangers. Everyone was happy and pleased that Yohannes was safely back home and extended their gratitude for NOLM’s services.
Posted on March 15, 2017
The story that Daniel told us about how he was separated from his aunt was made up. The truth is that he run away deliberately because his aunt mistreated and abused him. When he arrived to his hometown with our team, he became a completely different person. He was so happy that he was laughing, crying calling his parents and at the same time, was lost for words. The same was true for his mother and siblings. Everyone kept crying and hugging the boy. Coincidently, Daniel’s father was in Addis to look for him and all both of them could do when we connected them through the phone was cry loud. Thank God for such an awesome reunion.
Posted on March 15, 2017
Mashine came to Addis to help a family from her home town and to attend school. But she runaway when she realized that her employers weren’t going to neither let her attend school nor go back home to her parents. Her families were all very happy to see her but because of their economic condition; her father said he might send her back to Addis to work. For that, he was arrested for a few hours. We are very sorry for not being able to solve the problem of this family permanently but were able to provide for their immediate need.
Posted on March 13, 2017
Birtukan came to Addis with her cousin to help take care of his child while he paid for her education. Because her cousin broke his promise to pay for her school, Birtukan runaway and ended up at the Emmanuel House. After some investigation, our team located her father and reunited the child. Her father, who was unaware of what had happened, is thinking of taking legal measures against his nephew.
Posted on March 13, 2017
After her arrival to the Emmanuel House, Zufan kept suggesting that she is old enough to go back home by herself if we paid for her transportation. After some time with us, we decided to take her up on that offer and our team saw to it that she boarded the bus to her hometown. Zufan called the next day to let us know that she is safe and at home.
Posted on March 13, 2017
Rehima’s uncle was physically abusive towards her and she was referred to us after neighbors of her uncle reported this to the police. After a while Rehima gave her testimony against her uncle (the suspected abuser) and was reunited with her father. Her father regretted his decision to send the child to Addis. Both the father and the child are happy to be reunited.
Posted on March 9, 2017
When Semir came to the Emmanuel House about a year ago, it wasn’t very clear with whom she would be reunited. She was abused by her sister who was her only caregiver. During her stay with us, Semir had been receiving a holistic support and was a very happy child. Recently, as the court found Semir’s sister guilty of neglect and other charges, it was found necessary to transfer Semir to another organization for permanent stay.

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