Before the project:
Yohannes was ex- soldier, wounded as he joined the defense force, disarmed soon due to the fall down of the Derge regime and 20 years ago he came back home. Since he had no skill he could utilze except military training and was handicapped, he was forced to the street of Addis. While he was living in his plastic shelter on the street in Lideta Sub City, he read SDE’s announcement posted by the Office of Labor and Social Affaires of the city calling homeless people to apply for skill training. He applied and joined SDE’s Homeless People’s Project in 2012. He has been trained on tailoring and shoe making skills and graduated in 2013.