Ethiopia, in Sub-Saharan Africa, is one of the world’s poorest countries – ranks 174th out of 187 countries on the UN’s human development index. Gondar is one of Ethiopia’s poorest cities.
In 2015 there were under 100 dentists in Ethiopia – that’s one dentist for every million Ethiopians. In 1990, 45% of children had caries.
Together with local organizations, Project TEN cared for vulnerable children in schools and orphanages by providing education, water and sanitation, deworming, health awareness, leadership and agricultural trainings and more.
The TEN Smile -Gondar Pilot focused on preventive measures to complement Project TEN’s other health, hygiene and educational efforts. Project TEN operates multiple sites in vulnerable communities throughout the world, promoting sustainable development, social justice and leadership.
Run by The Jewish Agency For Israel, Project TEN offers young adult Jewish volunteers the opportunity to volunteer for 3 months at a site that has a permanent Project TEN centre.