ONESIMUS CHILDREN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
Sharing the Gospel and Reuniting Families
ONESIMUS CHILDREN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION AT A GLANCE
A Distinct Identity
Onesimus Children Development Association (OCDA) is an non-governmental organization, established in 2006 by Nega Meaza, who is now the Director of the NGO. In 2004, he met with visionaries to share his desire to help the street children of Ethiopia. After 2 years of praying what the next steps could be, Meaza and 5 other Ethiopians established the organization. OCDA seeks to rescue Ethiopian's children at risk, ensuring they remain in or return to a loving family. We provide holistic programs that meet their physical, emotional, developmental, and spiritual needs.
OCDA works with two groups of children: Those who are on the verge of "streetism" and those who are full time street children. After starting with only 7 children, Onesimus now works with 150 children and their families. Our partnership with a ministry (The Forsaken Children Ministry) allows us to have the transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ to be a central component of the program.