Forum on Sustainable Child Empowerment

Country: Ethiopia
Established: 1989

Strengthening families to prevent separation

Forum on Sustainable Child Empowerment (FSCE) was established in 1989 by a group of social development professionals who worked in child-focused organisations.

Its establishment was a response to the increased number of orphaned and abandoned children in Addis Ababa caused by the drought and famine of 1984/85. FSCE’s vision is to see the wellbeing and protection needs of children fulfilled.

FSCE works on a wide spectrum of urban disadvantaged children’s issues, FSCE has enjoyed successful track record of success stories of helping vulnerable children and their families.


FSCE has built extensive expertise and experience that making the organisation one of the leading local child protection organisations in Ethiopia. FSCE also:

  • Prevents family separation through strengthening of families;
  • Protects children on the move, neglected children, children in contact with the law and parents at high risk for or engaged in abusive or neglectful behaviors;
  • Rehabilitates and reintegrates children in difficult circumstances and serious exploitation;
  • Works in five cities: Adama, Dessie, Bahir Dar, Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa.


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