525 km south of Addis Ababa, the town Chencha is known for human trafficking. WSG / Bright Star work to prevent this through a kindergarten, a youth center, medical campaigns, youth empowerment programs, Sport for the Gospel, and improvement of drinking water.
CHENCHA PRISON MINISTRY
WSG / Bright Star runs a prison ministry in the Chencha prison, where the prisoners get the opportunity to participate in income generating activities in the workshop and receive spiritual support and visits. Financial supports for the school in the prison and sport material are also provided.
CHENCHA CHILDREN SPORT MINISTRY
WSG-Gamo TESFA Football Project is a community sports project with 30 young players under 13 years of age who train football regularly with a coach and receive a meal. The project is a collaboration with Tesfa Football Academy, which is registered under the Ministy of Youth and Sports as well as Ethiopian Football Federation.
CHENCHA YOUTH CENTER AND MINISTRY
WSG Youth Center has been established in Chencha to give community free library to ensure education, a meeting center for youth empowerment and activities for the youth, such as sport. The area is highly populated and has no public library or youth center so this center meets the community needs and aims to equip the youth for education to prevent them to end on the streets.
CHENCHA WATER AND HYGIENE PROJECT
A water project impacting 500 families has been conducted in Chencha teaching about hygiene and implementing 'mechanical' water stations where the weaving technique pushing a bar with the foot is used to poor water. This reduces contamination.