Community Service Background

The implementation of EGST’s mission in ‘serving church and society’ began with the introduction of HIV AIDS masters program and Compassionate Care Project in 2003.

Since then the Community Outreach Practicum Project was initiated in 2012 in partnership with Church of Sweden and SIDA for addressing gender, health and theology issues in Ethiopia. When the pilot period was concluded in December 2013, another four year project period was extended from 2014-2017. Based on this experience and the mission of EGST, ten year strategic plan is established to guide this short term period and the long term direction from 2014-2024.

The general objective is to enable EGST and its partners as change agents in promoting Gender, Reproductive Health and Women Empowerment and contributing to improved infant and maternal health in Ethiopia.