2022 Map indicating where our patients are from across Ethiopia

2022 Map indicating where our patients are from across Ethiopia, our programme officers in Ethiopia ensure that all patients are provided with travel to get to hospitals in order to get the cleft surgery they desperately need. Read more

Abel's Story

When Abel's mother fell pregnant, she had to drop out of school, but she hoped that after his birth she would be able to return to pursue her dream of getting an education. However, when Abel was born with a cleft lip and palate, she realised that he would require additional care that would prevent her from returning to school. After hearing from a local doctor about Project Harar, Abel received the life-changing surgery he needed and his mother can now achieve her dream of going back to school Read more

Amen's Story

Amen came to Arba Minch General hospital to receive surgery for his cleft lip, he is four months and two weeks old and came with his mother and father. The family found out about Project Harar’s programme from Facebook, his mother told us that her “husband uses the app and he saw one of the posts on Facebook and we followed up on the date of the mission. After that we travelled here so Amen can get his surgery.” Read more

Breastfeeding for families with cleft lip and palate

Breastfeeding has been a mother's primary source of feeding for newborns since the earliest record of human life. It is an important factor for the health, physical development, and survival of a child. However, mothers who give birth to babies with cleft lip and palate will find it difficult to breastfeed their child - read on to find out more about how Project Harar supports breastfeeding mothers.. Read more

Project Harar provides Speech Therapy consultations for children as part of comprehensive cleft care

Project Harar, collaborating with Transforming Faces, has been at the start of speech therapy consultations in Ethiopia. In 2019 the very first cohort of medical professionals who trained and graduated to provide speech and language therapy in Ethiopia. Read more

Over 30 families access cleft treatment in Debre Tabor

Project Harar continues to provide access to treatment for children with cleft lip and palate, this time in Debre-Tabor. It is absolutely vital that we can continue to provide these services, as environmental and political issues gain momentum in Ethiopia, it is increasingly more difficult for families to seek cleft treatment. We are partnered with the Debre-Tabor Hospital, and in May we were able to treat over 30 families who came from different towns in the Amhara region. Read more

Local school receives a donated copy of 'Don't Ask the Dragon'

This week, we delivered a copy of 'Don't Ask the Dragon' to Fairlight primary school. This copy was donated by Projects Brighton, and fundraised as part of our current urgent appeal. Now it is a part of their school library! Read more

How the UK Government Kickstart Scheme has created mutual growth opportunities: Q&A with Rafaella

The UK Government Kickstart Scheme provided funding in 2021 and 2022 to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds, who may have been at a disadvantage due to less employment opportunities for reasons such as the Covid-19 Pandemic. Read more

Living with facial difference in Ethiopia

Why are some people in rural communities facing ostracization due to the cleft condition? Why is there a lack of education surrounding their condition, and what role does Project Harar in alleviating these problems? Read more on what it is like to live with facial difference in Ethiopia... Read more

Our collaborative training programme with Yekatit-12 Government Hospital, Ethiopia

Read about how we are using new and innovative technology to provide training around microsurgery, air-way management and other medical areas to students at Yekatit-12 Medical College, Addis Ababa Read more

Help raise £150 in Brighton

Help raise £150. A signed copy of Lemn Sissay's new children's book, Don't Ask the Dragon, will be donated to a local primary school, in Brighton, whilst a child in Ethiopia will be able to access life changing treatment for a cleft condition. Read more

Josephine Crown appointed to UK Board of Trustees

I'm delighted to join Project Harar as a Board Member as the charity enters its 21st year. Project Harar is a charity close to my heart, I have been following its journey closely over the years with my late husband Jonathan who founded the charity in April 2001. I am inspired to join Project Harar in the next part of its journey, in its mission to help families from the most difficult to reach areas in Ethiopia reach the vital treatment they need." Read more

Meet the team: Liz

Meet Liz, our Fundraising and Administration Assistant in the UK office. Read more

Jobs: Administration and Fundraising Assistant at Project Harar

We are looking for an enthusiastic and agile minded individual to join our UK team as an Administration and Fundraising Assistant via the UK Government Kickstart scheme. Based in Brighton. Read more

A message from our CEO

"I want to highlight the profound difference your support makes to the families who access our services. By helping infants access surgery for cleft lip and palate at an early age you are giving them a significantly better chance at life, enabling them to rejoin their community, to make friends — perhaps for the first time — and to go to school." Read more

Project Harar in 2021

Take a look at some of our highlights of 2021 so far... Read more

Welcoming new team members

We've welcomed two new interns to our team in Ethiopia, Ababo and Saron will be supporting our programme team and also working on our communications strategy. Read more

Three online shopping platforms that generate funds for Project Harar

Read about how you can support Project Harar through your online purchases. Read more

Q&A with Barnaby Hitchcock—Brighton Marathon run for Project Harar

We caught up with Barnaby Hitchcock—fitness coach and founder of fitness and life style brand B FIT, who is participating in the Brighton Marathon to raise support for Project Harar. Barnaby gave us some top tips for aspiring marathon runners as well us his inspiration behind B Fit. Read more