Woldeamanuel Dubale Foundation(WaDF)


Though Ato Woldeamanuel Dubale passed away ,in November 2007 in London accidentally, before finalizing realization of his dreams for betterment of Sidama nation and other neglected communities, his principles and vision have been picked up by his family members, co-workers and friends, both in Ethiopia and abroad, and thus resulted in establishment of Woldeamanuel Dubale Foundation (WaDF).

WaDF is a non-political, non-religious, non-racial, and non-profit-making development organization  which  has been registered by Ethiopian Charities and Societies Agency, as Ethiopian Residents Charity, bybearing certificate No. 2622. The Foundation has been making its own contributions in bringing  forth reliable and sustainable socio-economic development  for disadvantaged and resource poor communities.


Overall Goal

The overall goal of WaDF is contributing to the community development efforts in Ethiopia to change the livelihood potential of marginalized and disadvantaged communities through demand driven, gender sensitive, integrated and sustainable development interventions.


WaDF envisions seeing Sidama nation and other disadvantaged nations and nationalities with improved economic status, preservation of beneficial socio-cultural values, well conserved natural environment and   better standard of living.


For fulfilment of its purposes, the foundation implements demand driven, gender sensitive, integrated and sustainable programs and projects among disadvantaged and marginalized communities to bring forth increased employment, food self-sufficiency, improved services delivery, capacitated and self-motivated community groups and improved infrastructure among others.


Values and Principles

We strive to have courage of conviction, equity and justice, integrity, solidarity with poor people, mutual respect and trust, delivery of quality services and maintaining of  gender equality

 Targeted Beneficiaries

People in deprived and needy communities, the rural poor and other unfortunate people in society: with particular attention to the children, women and old people


Future Strategies

 WaDF has developed its own Fund Raising Strategy and in the process of developing Strategic Plan for the coming Five years.

The Foundation aims at promoting project activities that are environmentally friendly, economically viable, socially just, culturally acceptable and beneficial to human health as a remedy to achieving sustainable development.

For further information, partnership, volunteer service or donation please contact:

Melese Woldeamanuel, Founder and General Manager


Woldeamanuel Dubale Avenue

       P.O.Box 1821, Hawassa, Ethiopia

       Tel +251-922-567-150


 E-mail: woldeamanuel.foundation@gmail.com


Our Bank Account Information is as follows:

Account holder:       WaDF

Account No.:           A/C  Y11CO1000755

Name of bank:      Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Tabor branch

Swift Code:           CBETETAA



Our Programs


News and Events

Ethiopian New Year Celebration Successful at Yirgalem

To mark the Ethiopian New Year-Enqutatash and to show sympathy to disadvantaged children , Woldeamanuel Dubale Foundation (WaDF) arranged a special ceremony, during t the eve on 10 September 2012 , to orphans and street children at Yirgalem. The ceremony was organized in collaboration with Yirgalem City Women, Children and Youth office and attended by 230 people of whom 150 were OVC, 70 were disadvantaged people and 30 were invited guests and others.

W/o Abebech Kekebo, Deputy head of Yirgalem Women, Youth and Children Office, said that we have to join hands to avert the deep rooted socio-economic problems among children. Brief progress report of WaDF was presented by Ato Tesfaye Teshome, Program coordinator, and the way forward was notified, by the General manager of WaDF,Ato Melesse Woldemanauel, to the participants via Skype. The participants also made crucial panel discussion both at the podium and online.

The vice chairperson of WaDF,Ato Yohannis Biliso urged the members of the community and the government line departments to maximize their efforts in supporting WaDF through its development endeavors. The General manager also pledged to make whatever possible from the side of WaDF while genuine collaborative efforts are expected from government line departments and other development actors. At the end, the beneficiaries were invited a lunch and provided with snacks in order to revive their hope and to show the commitment of WaDF in addressing the problems of women and children.

Currently, the Foundation is making great efforts to support women and children on a sustainable basis through provision of educational materials, micro-financing, income generation scheme and arrangement of scholarships. Enkutatash or Ethiopian New Year is celebrated on September 11th according to the Western or Gregorian calendar. This time it is year 2005 for Ethiopians and Meskerem is seen as a month of transition from the old year to the new. It is a time to express hopes and dreams for the future.

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