Addis Ababa Endeavors To Rehabilitate 6,000 Street People
The Addis Ababa Labor and Social Affairs Bureau has announced efforts underway to rehabilitate more than 6,000 homeless people who are leading their lives on the streets of the city.
Head of Addis Ababa Labor and Social Affairs Bureau, Tefera Mola said the city administration has started taking homeless people from streets of the capital to rehab centers set up in various sub cities.
The bureau has so far taken some 2,000 street people in to rehabilitation facilities in sub cities across the capital, Tefera noted.
Tefera elaborated that the rehab facilities have been equipped with all the necessary preventive supplies and medical professionals in a view to protect beneficiaries of the rehab program from coronavirus pandemic.
Almost all of the street people taken to the rehab hubs are taking Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and will benefit from job opportunities facilitated by the government, according to ENA.