Program Intervention

ISHDO has been achieving successful results in its endeavors and created lasting impacts or sustainable changes, through its various program interventions, as briefly described below.

The organization has been able to provide effective and tailored HIV services for hundreds and thousands of persons affected and infected by HIV and AIDS and people who are vulnerable to HIV infection, on prevention, care and support for OVCs and other needy community members, nutrition for those who are malnourished children and micronutrient support for under 5 year children and pregnant women. HIV test and treatment particularly for CSW in Drop-in-Centers. ARH/FP and ARH services, neonatal health services, water line connection, and sanitation and hygiene programs are some of the interventions under the health development program. 

The organization supports Orphans and Vulnerable Children  (OVCs) and children from low income families to meet their needs on students learning materials, school uniforms and tutorial services. Construction of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Centers, school libraries and children centers; renovation and construction of additional classrooms at selected primary schools were some of the activities carried out by the organization.  Prevention of early marriage, and gender-based violence among in school adolescent girls  as well as   provision of economic support to family members of vulnerable girls  were also other activities undertaken to enhance girls education  in 26 primary and secondary schools.

Services were provided to low-income women, youth, commercial sex workers (CSWs), OVCs and their guardians  that have positively affected the lives of their families .


Thousands of targeted people were supported to enrolled in Vocational skill training programs like tie and dye, hair dressing, construction, food preparation, etc.  and changed their lives by involving in  saving and credit scheme, vegetable gardening, poultry, sheep rearing, and fattening were implemented for more than two decades. These have been accompanied by the provision of basic business skills training, provision of initial capital,  study visits for selected target groups, technical supports from the staff and funding agencies.

  • ISHDO applies right based approach to development and It has been making sure that human rights and democracies are respected in all its program interventions.
  • ISHDO also plans to initiate projects that are directly related to democratization processes, such as advancement of human rights education, advocating on the implementation of basic sIn this regards the organization has been implementing a conflict resolution and peace building intervention on with the Ministry of Peace. In this intervention which is conducted in Kolfe Sub Cities of Addis Ababa City Administration.

 ISHDO was able to reach several out of school youth who have made to conduct youth dialogue sessions to avoid potential conflicts and practice peaceful coexistence.

This intervention is supposed to be scaled up shortly to other locations with additional funding from UNDP.

ISHDO is establishing a new partnership with WORLD BANK to implement Enhancing

In line with its gender transformation program, the organization has implemented projects on prevention of Early child marriage and gender-based violence among in-school adolescent girls at two sub cities of Addis Ababa and Aleta Wendo and Aleta Chiko towns of the current Sidama Regional State.

This intervention has targeted Female students who have been supported to gain knowledge and skills required to prevent themselves from violence of various natures.

The organization is implementing a project on ending girl child marriage in two weredas of north shoa zone of Amhara region since June 2019.

MULU/KP and Family Focused HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services have GBV prevention as major components of the intervention