Overseas Projects

Orthodox, Muslim & Catholic Unity Charitable Association (OMCUCA) Report

Tsebiqiley Adigrat Gardening Project M&E Report

A joint gardening programme of WHEAT Mentor Support Trust and Orthodox, Muslim and Catholic Unity Charitable Association in the town of Adigrat, Northern Ethiopia funded by AFFORD

Recently, WHEAT MST has been working in Tigray region of northern Ethiopia with Orthodox Muslim Catholic Unity Charity Association (OMCUCA). The Association was established in 2006 to care and support people affected by HIV/AIDS and in particular children and young people orphaned by the disease. WHEAT MST offered consultancy, workshop and training to enable OMCUCA to provide one-to-one mentoring and befriending support for the young people as well as building the capacity of its youth club leaders. In 2012 WHEAT MST donated football kit to the football teams of the orphans. OMCUCA is making a real difference in lives of so many HIV/AIDS victims with sustained impact in the community. WHEAT MST envisages to organise a conference in collaboration with OMCUCA to engage all stake holders in the town of Adigrat with the aim of establishing a network of support for children and young people orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Since 2006, WHEAT MST has delivered a number of courses/workshops in partnership with the following local agencies inspiring so many of the course participants.

WHEAT MST also worked with other local partners in Addis Ababa and the Tigray region such as the Ethiopian Civil Service University, Mekele University, Adigrat University, Adigrat Zonal Office and Tigray Development Association. WHEAT MST has established excellent working relationship with OMCUCA and will continue to cascade the best mentoring practice across African communities. For more pictures, please click the gardening project.

Feedbacks from participants indicated that there is a great need for mentoring programmes in Africa




No of Participants


Introd. to Mentoring for TDA Staff

Tigray Development Association Headquarters, Mekele, Tigray, Ethiopia



Introd. to Mentoring for Civil Societies

Zonal Office, Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia



Introd. to Mentoring for Prisoners and Staff

TDA Headquarters, Mekele



Introd. to Mentoring for Youth

Don Bosco, Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia



Funding Strategy for TDA Staff

TDA Office, Mekele, Tigray, Ethiopia


September 2012

Seminars and Mentor Training for OMCUCA staff

Adigrat Cathedral, Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia



Mentoring for Leadership for Senior Management

Ethiopian Civil Service University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


July 2014

Mentoring for Senior University Staff

Adigrat University


August 2014

Mentoring for Senior University Staff

Mekele University


13 July 2015

Mentoring/Tutorial session for university students (mentors)

Mekele University , Mekele, Tigray, Ethiopia


August 2015

Mentoring for Gardeners

Tsebiquiley Adigrat Gardening Project site, Adigrat, TigrayEthiopia



Keep it up and extend your efforts to other public organisation - Participant from ECSU

The training is new for me. Please keep your word and I wait for the next time round - from ECSU


Very productive and informative session - from ECSU


Give it more time. For us it is the first time. It would be good to involve elders as well - from Don Bosco


It was good if it continues as it is now - A participant from Small & Micro Enterprises, Adigrat Zonal Office


This workshop has to be continued - a participant from Trade and Industry, Adigrat Zonal Office


A Mentoring centre should be established in our university - A lecturer at Mekele University


I really adore  the way you  have taught  us. I do have  a vision to be  like you; to help the less advantaged group - A student at Mekele University

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