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His Excellency, Aboy Sibhat Nega has come and paid a brief visit to the Joy center for Autism on Monday July 17, 2017. The Executive Director of the center, Mrs. Zemi Yenus extended a very warm welcome to him and the kids presented a welcoming flower upon his arrival.

He was deeply moved by what he had seen at the center and witnessed that all the holistic services given at center has always given a sigh of relief for the parents because it is the right place for keeping their kids while they are on their business; staying productive.

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Our Executive Director and founder of Joy Center for Autism, Ms. Zemi Yenus has met Mexican Ambassador to Ethiopia, His Excellency Mr. Victor M. Travino at his office and discussed issues with regard to autism and related conditions in Ethiopia.

Creating new partnership and working together on resource mobilization and as well as organizing fundraising events for the construction of the new Joy Center of Excellence for Autism building are among the main discussions they had.

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Staff of Addis Ababa City Council Speaker Office have come by Nia Foundation and paid a visit to Joy Center for Autism.

In connection to celebrating World Children’s Day on the 16th of June, they spent their valuable time playing and delightfully celebrating the day with an assortments of activities along with our kids. Though the core purpose of the visit was said to be marking the World Children’s day event at our center, they had a purpose to discuss different agendas and forge partnership and collaborations with Nia Foundation as well.

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It was all started back in 2002. Nia Foundation was pioneering and paving ways to the concept of working in viagra belgique the field of Autism in the country; Creating Public Awareness, Providing Rehabilitative Therapeutic Services for children with autism, holistically  empowering vulnerable youth and women, promoting needs to sexual and reproductive health and rights, enlightening communities for a sense of concern on a number of issues, and lobbying for systemic change in the face of decision makers and the legal framework.

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A Brand New Joy Autism center of Excellence building construction is to be commenced soon.

In connection to this, a corner stone laying ceremony was held on 23rd of March this year. During this event, many pertinent stakeholders, parents, donors and distinguished guests including high government officials took part in this significant ceremony. His Excellency Mr. Abdulfatah Abdullahi, Minister of F.D.R.E. Labour and Social Affairs, was the guest of honour and later the day at the event he unveiled the corner-stone for the planned Joy Autism Center of Excellence building construction.

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A very little initiative and strong willpower by the founder to alter ill perceptions and isolation against children and persons with autism and other developmental disorders in Ethiopia through awareness creation and teachings about the spectrum has now sprung a dozen of revitalization.

A kernel of little seed Zemi Yenus sew during the establishment 15 years ago at the much tapered sanctuary, Joy Autism Center Addis Ababa has grown into a big tree and has born an exceedingly bigger fruit that is now on the verge of blossoming. Her very small stride towards safeguarding and embracing those vulnerable kids in the spectrum who were shackled in the closet, isolated and treated so unkindly by the societies has transformed into a very big giant one.

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