Mekelle Youth Center
The Mekelle Youth Center project serves thousands of Tigray youth by providing English language classes, computer training, HIV/AIDS education and prevention activities, opportunities for sports and recreation, a library, and a cafe;. The project began in 2002 and has been run with the participation of our career SIM people, our national staff, and well over a hundred associates from around the world. The youth center has become a premier model for all of Ethiopia and is well accepted and highly appreciated by the users, the community, and the local and regional government.
The main objective is to see Christ formed in young people as we build relationships with them through our youth center activities, involve them in one-to-one and small group interactions and Bible studies, and encourage them to follow God faithfully and wholeheartedly, depending completely on the Holy Spirit to make the change happen.