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Welcome at Dires for Development

Dires for Development Charitable Association is an Ethiopian NGO specialized in social programs for people with a disability. It is their mission to combat poverty and inequality for this target group in Ethiopia.

SPAT project

Our longest standing project is SPAT. SPAT stands for Sport and Physical Activity Trainer and is aimed at training people with a disability to become a professional sports teacher, and to guide them to jobs in this field.


The Ethiopia Deaf Experience

A project aimed at spreading positive awareness about deafness, Deaf Culture, and Sign Language.

Work and Income

We support entrepreneurs with a disability who want to start their own business, and we help people with a disability to gain work experience and find employment.


The Ethiopia Experience

A social enterprise specialized in Community Based Tourism in Ethiopia. We work closely with tourism experts from The Netherlands, they help us to generate income through the tourism sector.

Katim Dance Team

An inclusive dance team of people with and without a disability. They give performances and workshops, and organize dance events.



Donations inside Ethiopia can made directly to the account of Dires for Development. Please contact us through

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