Addis Ababa City Administration Youth Centers

Youth and sports bureaus in the 9 regions and 2 city administrations, as well as each District.
Objectifs clefs de la mesure:

The major objective  is:

·    To prevent and protect the youth (15-29 years old) from harmful practices and grow creative talents by serving as education and recreation center.

Périmètre de la mesure:
Nature de la mesure:
Principale caractéristique de la mesure:

There are about 500 clubs and 9000 members under the Youth Centers. These centers support and train youth in art and life skills.

Yoths join Clubs based on personal interest with a good opportunity to scale up to professional carrior. Most of the members are high school students and voluntary university students could also join.

Involving the youth in volunteering: they can support the youngest by teaching literacy, national exam preparation, or sports and arts (specially dance).

Competition of dance and theatre.

It gives services on: HIV counseling and testing, library, cafeteria, internet, gym, sport and recreation (indoor and outdoor games), life-skill training, peered training. In each youth center, different youth clubs like Drama, Music, Dance, Photography and Sports are also established. The centers provide hall rent service.  The amount set for the youth is low (sports, internet, cafeteria…) or free (library, HIV, training). The Youth Clubs are focussing only on culture and have been accessed to  the stage and screen.

It extends support to Professional organizations such as Destino Dance Company or Gamo Circus by providing a free access to the hall for rehearsal.

Résultats attendus de la mise en œuvre de la mesure:


Enhanced participation of youths in cultural expressions and socio economic development of the country.

Increased social participation through volunteering.

Ressources financières allouées à la mise en œuvre de la mesure:

Only the salary of the employee and the rental of the building is covered by the governamant (21 workers in each youth center), the rest depends on NGO support and rental of the venue. Income generating activities such as renting (hall, gym, cinema)

Principales conclusions de la mise en oeuvre de la mesure:

Voluntery participation of youths in the cultural expressions at the centre keeps growing.

Indicateurs utilisés pour déterminer l’impact:
Increasing  number of members, income generated by the centers, and number of audience.
Objectif(s) de la Convention 2005 de l'UNESCO
Domaines culturels
Arts de la scène