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About US


MahibereHiwot for Social Development (MSD) was established in 1999 by few volunteer youth who were concerned and hence aspired to contribute their part in the national effort to combat the spread of the HIV epidemic. It has been registered as a local NGO by the Ministry of Justice followed by re-registration as an Ethiopian Resident Charity. Given its beginning, a…

Key Priorities

1. Institutional Development

• Enhance board members functional engagement in key strategic issues
• Strengthen our systems and internal capacity to achieve program priorities
• Grow and diversify our funding bases, partnerships and linkages.
• Information, communication and knowledge management

2. Program Development

• Improve capacity to assess, design, implement monitor and evaluate youth and child centered health, education, social mobilization and economic strengthening activities
• Enhance community and stakeholders participation in key program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities

Our Vision

To see youths and children achieve their greatest potential and actively participate in the socio-economic development of the country

Our Mission

Work with stakeholders in identifying needs and providing supports and services to equip youth and children with education, skills and assets to access opportunities and become agents of change within their communities.

Core Values & Principles

Care for Environment


Child Development
Migration and Trafficking
Environmental Protection
Livelihood & Social Mobilization
Cross Cutting (Disability, Gender, Male Engagement )


• Promote Youth SRH

• Improve MNCH

• Reduce Malnutrition & Nutrition Deficiency


• Improve Access & quality

• Ensure Gender Equality in education

• TVET and Skills




The National Health Policy emphasizes core principles of democratization and decentralization of the Health Care System of Ethiopia. Preventive, promotive and curative components of health services in the country have…


Education is the single most powerful tool to transform and sustain lives of individuals, which are the fabric of a country’s society. The country has long been affected by the…

Child Development

Internal child migration and trafficking, especially of children aged 10 to 18 years is a widespread social and demographic phenomenon in Ethiopia. Under its child development interventions, MSD has been…

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Habtam Talented Student

Habtam was born and raised in Debark, a small city in Northern Ethiopia. An outstanding high school student, she was noticed early by our screening team at the Hamlin College of Midwives. While in her final year of high school, Habtam was recruited into the college’s four year Bachelor of Science in Midwifery degree, fully funded by Simien Mountains Mobile Medical Service A new path Habtam had never previously considered a career in midwifery, but quickly showed her passion and academic prowess. The first year of her degree went really…

Best Practice competition

Mahibere Hiwot is member organization for the Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association since 2008. The Consortium has announced a best practice competition to all its members to submit in written form with in the specified time keeping the guideline. Following the call, MSD’s key staff has sat and discussed on the identification of the project which has a best practice to be communicated to others and fit to the standard of the call. Accordingly, the ‘Extending and Expanding Mobile Medical Service to the people of the Simien Mountains’…

“Happy to see the dream of youngsters has become true after 18 years.” General Assembly Member of MSD

MahibereHiwot for Social Development (MSD) has conducted its 18Th General Assembly on March 25, 2018 at Quara Hotel, Gondar. MSD was founded by a group of Youngers in 1999 at Gondar town. Their dream was to contribute for the national effort in creating better lives to children and youth who are deprived of basic services due to the high prevalence of HIV in the country. From that small initiative, it has now covered above 30 weredas with 135 full time staff. The General Assembly was officially opened by Sr. Zenebwork…

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