Sister Zebider Zewdie, organizer and Executive Director of Mary Joy Development Association (ordinarily known as Mary Joy Ethiopia) was conceived in 1963 in the then locale of Gammo Goffa, Chincha Woreda in southern provincial state. She went to her training there up to review ten and afterward went to Arba Minch for preliminary instruction. At that point she joined the Addis Ababa Nursing School. Following her graduation, she served at the Tikur Anbessa, Yekatit 12 and St. Paul Hospitals, and afterward she served for a long time with the Norwegian Save Children in Limu-Genet and Addis Ababa workplaces. Throughout time, the possibility of Mary Joy Ethiopia strike a chord and established it. She had a short remain with The Ethiopian Herald preparation the exercises Mary Joy Ethiopia has been doing. Extracts!
How could you set up Mary Joy Ethiopia?
Point in time, the foundation of Mary Joy resembled unintended. I opened up my own particular facility at Asco at the edge of Addis Ababa. It was named after 'Asco-Gebriel Clinic'. It has its own particular story. I opened the facility because of the call from the occupants. There was no wellbeing focus there approximately 27 years back. Three moms kicked the bucket of work each month because of absence of access to wellbeing posts. The nearby organization leased me a house at a lower cost and urged me to open center. At that point, I opened the center and started to render free conveyance administrations.
Nonetheless, things did not go as I had proposed. Tragically, I ended up to be subjected to tumor inside my nose.
It was the time that I went through a dangerous therapeutic circumstance. It is so discouraging to discuss it at this point.
I attempted every single therapeutic treatment. Lamentably, all were futile. At last, I put all my trust on the Holy-Virgin; St Mary and I did my supplication to Her leniency.
I took the Holy Water. At long last, I completely recuperated from my sickness. Along these lines, I changed the name 'Asco-Gebriel Clinic' to Mary Joy. Mary remains for the Holy-Virgin, and Joy remains for the euphoria. I am relieved by Her forgiveness. This was the means by which Mary Joy Charity Organization was first established.
When we began our activity at first, we had simply hundred kids. In any case, these days, we have turned out to be open in 105 woredas of Oromia, Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa and Southern Nations Nationalities and People's Regional State. The quantity of individuals who are helped by us has additionally expanded fundamentally .
What is the present status of Mary Joy Ethiopia?
As I specified before, the association began its administrations with hundred kids. Directly, we are serving more than 1.5 million populace, of whom 36,000 youngsters, 10,000 youth, 5,000 elderly individuals and more than 8, 000 infant care and gatekeepers in the territories of instruction, social insurance, shelter and elderly care, ladies and kids issues and destitution decrease exercises.
We are forcefully interceding to enable ladies in all circles. We endeavor industriously to make them confident monetarily. While we are working these, we are not the only one. Or maybe, almost 4,000 volunteers are working with us. We have just included 23 years this intentional administration.