Agar Ethiopia


Agar Ethiopia envisions empowered, renewed and rebuilt society of elders, mentally ill, and victims of trafficking.                  


To facilitate strategic partnership to improve the quality of life for elderly people, victims of human trafficking and mentally ill by addressing their physical, emotional and mental as well as spiritual needs by empowering them to meet their own needs by themselves. 

Core Values 

Respect for diversity, Equality, Caring, Integrity, Impartiality, Efficiency, Professionalism, Partnership, Transparency and Accountability. 


Agar Ethiopia inspires and empowers victims of human trafficking, elderly and mentally ill people to improve their livelihood by themselves. 

Core Strategies 

Partnership, Collaboration, Networking, Participation and Volunteerism; becomes the center of excellent service delivery.  

Establishment of Agar Ethiopia


Agar Ethiopia Charitable Society is a national non-governmental and non-profit making organization established in 2005 and re-registered in 2009 with Charities and Societies Agency of Ethiopia as Resident Charity Organization.

Since its establishment in 2005, Agar Ethiopia had implemented over 15 projects in the areas of Elderly Support Program (ESP), survivors of gender based violence (GBV) and Trafficking Victims Reintegration Program (TVRP) using its centers located in Addis Ababa, Oromiya, and Amhara Regions.

Agar Ethiopia has three levels of organizational hierarchies. The highest hierarchy in the organizational structure is the General Assembly (GA) which is the highest decision making body that provides overall general direction and control of Agar Ethiopia. The Board of Directors is the second highest governing body of Agar Ethiopia. The board of directors is elected by the GA and constitutes seven (7) members. Being directly accountable to the GA, the board of directors ensures the implementation of decisions made by the GA. The Secretariat makes recommendation to the GA on matters of policy, which shall govern the activities and operations of the organization; reviews and endorses action plans.

The third level is the Secretariat led by the Executive Director who is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the organization. Currently, Agar has 45 regular staff members. There are also volunteers and par timers depending on the nature of works.

Agar is working with different stakeholders in implementing Elderly Support Program (ESP) which supported more than 700 elderly people,served over 900 _different beneficiaries under Trafficking Victims Reintegration Program (TVRP) and supporting over 450 survivors of gender based violence (GBV).



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P. O. Box: 28657/1000

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia