What We Do

Teana Sabawian works to improve the well-being of Tigrayans and to build a healthcare system in Tigray that is patient-centered, efficient, accessible, and innovative.

1. Health

“Health, Support, Accessibility: Enhancing Lives, Empowering Well-being.”

Our Goal: Integrate nutrition, mental support, and accessibility services to enhance well-being. Promote healthy eating habits, address deficiencies, and offer specialized diets. Provide counseling, therapy, and mental health professionals for emotional needs. Enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities through necessary equipment and assistive technologies.

Areas of Focus:

  1. Nutrition: Nutrition plays a vital role in maintaining good health and preventing chronic diseases. The healthcare system emphasizes the importance of proper nutrition by offering education, resources, and guidance on healthy eating habits. This component focuses on promoting a balanced diet, addressing nutritional deficiencies, and offering specialized dietary plans for specific health conditions. 
  2. Mental Support: Mental health is an integral part of overall well-being, and the healthcare system recognizes its significance. Mental support services aim to address psychological and emotional needs, promote mental wellness, and provide treatment for mental health disorders. This component includes counseling, therapy, and access to psychiatrists and psychologists who help individuals cope with stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns.
  3. Providing Equipment for People with Disabilities: The healthcare system acknowledges the importance of inclusivity and ensuring equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities. This component focuses on providing necessary equipment, assistive devices, and aids to enhance the mobility, independence, and quality of life for people with disabilities. It includes items such as wheelchairs, prosthetics, hearing aids, visual aids, and other assistive technologies tailored to individual needs.

2. Agriculture

“Empowering Food Security through Gardening: Cultivating Sustainability and Nutritional Resilience”

Our Goal: Promote sustainable gardening practices, diversify food crops, and encourage community and urban gardening initiatives for enhanced food security, environmental sustainability, and community well-being. Implement eco-friendly gardening methods, diversify crops for nutrition and biodiversity, and foster urban gardening projects. And empower individuals and communities to achieve food security, access fresh produce, engage in community initiatives, and revitalize urban spaces for resilient, sustainable food systems.

Areas of Focus:

  1. Sustainable Gardening Practices: focus on methods and techniques that promote environmentally friendly and resource-efficient gardening. It would cover topics such as organic farming, permaculture, companion planting, water conservation, and soil health management. By implementing sustainable gardening practices, individuals can enhance the long-term productivity and resilience of their gardens while minimizing negative impacts on the environment.
  2. Diversification of Food Crops: by exploring the importance of cultivating a wide variety of crops to ensure nutritional resilience. It would emphasize the benefits of growing different types of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and grains, both for personal consumption and as a means to increase dietary diversity within communities.
  3. Community and Urban Gardening Initiatives: would focus on the role of gardening projects in promoting food security and resilience in urban areas, where access to fresh and nutritious produce can be limited. It would cover topics such as rooftop gardens, vertical farming, community gardens, school gardens, and urban agriculture programs that would highlight the social, economic, and health benefits of such initiatives and increase food access, community engagement, education, and the revitalization of urban spaces.

3. Education

“Enriching Education: Empowering Minds, Inspiring Futures through Technology and Resources.”

Our Goal: Enhance education through technology integration, library enhancement, and provision of school equipment. Ensure students access modern technology, well-stocked libraries, and necessary resources for holistic learning. Create an enriched educational environment promoting digital literacy, critical thinking, and skill development.

  1. Technology Integration: Enhance learning by integrating technology into education and training programs empowering both teachers and students. Embracing cutting-edge technology provides students with unparalleled access to educational resources, fosters collaboration, and cultivates essential digital skills necessary for their future success.
  2. Library Enhancement: Improve school libraries with diverse resources to empower students with diverse resources, cultivate their reading, research, and critical thinking skills, and foster a vibrant learning environment. This initiative involves expanding book collections, incorporating digital resources, forging partnerships, and creating an inclusive and inviting space for students to develop a love for reading, robust research abilities, and strong critical thinking skills.
  3. Providing School Equipment: enhance the educational environment by ensuring schools are adequately equipped with essential supplies, ranging from textbooks to sports gear, fostering active engagement and facilitating practical skill development. This encompasses providing students with basic materials while also supporting schools in procuring resources for science, sports, and art. By equipping schools with these necessary tools, students are empowered to actively participate in educational activities and cultivate valuable practical skills.