Future Hopes Integrated Development Organization (FHIDO) is an indigenous, nongovernmental, non-profit and legally registered Ethiopian resident charity organization. It was established in 1986 to build self-sufficient generation in Ethiopia through employing comprehensive and sustainable development approach. The organization has been operational in Arada and Addis Ketema sub cities of Addis Ababa City administration and Burayu town of Oromiya region. Currently, the organization has planned to expand its interventions into selected sites in Amhara as well as South Nations and Nationalities Regions.
In its previous development work in the target areas, FHIDO was able to address the socio economic problems of vulnerable community groups including OVCs, street children, trafficked children, unemployed youth, commercial sex workers and poor guardians through need based intervention approaches. For its grass root community development work and committed staffs, the organization has been awarded different certificates of recognition and appreciation. Currently it has 53(19 males, 34 female) permanent staffs and 900 community volunteers who created opportunity to effectively address community development works. The organization has effective structures and systems with different departments.
ChildFund Ethiopia, ChildFund Korea, ChildFund Ireland, Pact Ethiopia, FHI360, CCRDA, MENA and USAID have been the main partners of FHIDO in addressing the socio economic needs of Deprived, Excluded and Vulnerable (DEV) children, orphans, youth and their families. For the last three decades, FHIDO has reached more than 120,000 highly vulnerable children, youth and their parents/ guardians.
FHIDO has 5 office premises found in different parts of Addis Ababa to assist its operation with minimum administration cost. It is also planning to build its own multi complex building which can serve as source of income to support its activities.
FHIDO has been implementing ‘holistic child development’ focused projects in addressing the socio economic needs of Deprived, Excluded and Vulnerable (DEV) children, orphans, youth and their families through partnership with Child Fund Ethiopia, ChildFund Korea, ChildFund Ireland, Pact Ethiopia, FHI360 and USAID. For the last three decades, FHIDO has reached more than 50,000 highly vulnerable children, youth and their parents/ guardians. Its intervention of child focused projects of many kinds in the last three decades makes it to be differentiated by many as a vanguard of children’s wellbeing and earned reputations and acceptance among beneficiaries, communities, local governments and many donors. This can be discovered the various certificates and trophies which was awarded to the organization for its contribution in local development efforts and addressing the most marginalized community members.
FHIDO has a well-integrated and highly organized system of governance. The organization has board of directors as the highest decision making body with a supreme power of shaping the overall direction of the organization. The management committee represents a unique composition where each heads of departments as well as executive director are a member.
FHIDO’s experience of managing projects in cost effective manner is also ensured through its use of resource mobilization and cost shares used across in its interventions. It has also a number of standard manuals to ensure quality project outcome delivery which includes service delivery, monitoring and evaluation, communication and branding, resource mobilization, stakeholder’s engagement, procurement, human resource, financial policy and others. FHIDO has staffs of various discipline comprised from different disciplines with long years of development work and technical capacities.
In the past, FHIDO has good experiences in managing big program like USAID funded Yekokeb Birhan(YB) which acquainted it to address children’s multi-faceted needs and problems. Currently it is managing more than four programs and grants funded by USAID through MENA, ChildFund Ethiopia, ChildFund Korea in reaching deprived, excluded vulnerable children and their family members to access basic education, health, psychosocial support, nutrition and economic empowerment. Unlike many development actors in the country, FHIDO’s has five office premises of its own located in different parts which crated opportunity to effectively address projects as well as use it as a source of income for complementing its program interventions. The presence of these office premises enables FHIDO to use its project initiatives efficiently and to evade administration costs which could have been used for renting of offices for any project activities and initiatives.