Keranyo is situated in the western outskirt of Addis Ababa. Regardless of government‘s and others ‘efforts, the Keranyo area population remain in the worst situation of poverty. Based on the socio-economic conditions, the area is where the poorest of the poor population are residing.
KERANYO DAY CARE CENTRE
Since 1997, the SOS Day Care Centre has supported children that come from vulnerable families, with nutritious meal, psychosocial support as well as preschool education.
Some school aged children stay away from school due to different economic reason. Most of them lack school supplies like stationeries, uniforms, reading materials and safe living and learning homes environments. The youngsters and children who are supposed to be in school are seen on the streets being engaged in different small income generating activities such as shoes polishing, carrying luggage and small items for shopkeepers and the majority them remain idle on streets being potential source of delinquency and criminal behaviors.
In the past few years alone, the Day Care Centre has provided full day care services for 194 children at the centre for children at the age of two to six years from the surrounding community.
We know that participation in the "Into The Hills for SOS" Ride, will provide children with the head start they need in life