YCI Country Information
YCI Ethiopia was first launched by the Sheraton Addis Ababa in 2005. In nine years of running the programme, the totality of the hotel's graduates have found employment opportunities after finishing their 24 weeks of training. After pioneering YCI with such a high success rate, the hotel was joined by the Radisson Blu Addis Ababa in 2013.
SOS Children's Villages Ethiopia has played a pivotal role as local coordinating partner. The non-profit, which also came on board in 2013, identified and recruited disadvantaged youths from within the community to give them the opportunity to participate in the YCI programme in collaboration with the participating hotels.
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We are thrilled to announce the launch of another YCI programme in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with 7 youngJanuary 20, 2016 Read More
From Harrar to Addis Ababa Biruk spent his childhood at SOS Children’s Villages Harrar, located about 500 kilometresOctober 28, 2015 Read More
On 11th March, the Radisson Blu Addis Ababa hosted the latest YCI graduation. Only a few days apart fromApril 1, 2015 Read More