Nannies & Staff
Zeritu is the Head Nanny of Omo Child home in Jinka, Ethiopia. She was born into the Bena Tribe in a small town called “Keya Afer”. Zeritu is now 39 years old, has completed High School in Jinka, and is married with five kids. Three girls and two boys; two graduated from college, one is still in college, and two more are in high school. She sometimes communicates with the older kids in the Bena Language, one of the many tribal languages of the Omo Valley.
In 2008, when Omo Child started rescuing Mingi Children in Southwest Ethiopia, Zeritu was one of the first Nannies hired. Zeritu shows a lot of love and care for our 37 kids all the time. She is very passionate about Omo Child because of her experience growing up in the Bena tribe. She has an aspiration for our kids to be like her kids, to be able to go to college, and have a job. For the past four years, Zeritu has worked with enormous effort to keep our 37 kids tidy and healthy. Zeritu is a remarkable mother; as a result, she became Head Nanny and the Consultant/Advisor of our home in Jinka. She recommends all the nannies we have now, and is currently taking care of Gideon, one of our 37 children, in her home due to his special needs.
Enat is one of our assistant nannies, and is a supervisor at the children’s home in Jinka, Ethiopia. Enat is fully responsible for the older kids and all the nannies activities at the Children’s home; taking older kids too and from school, making sure they are well fed, they do all their homework, making sure they are clean and well rested. Everything from bathing them, changing, washing, and hanging their clothes, and making the beds. Enat says, “I love to watch movies with our kids, particularly on the weekend. After the movie is over they start talking about each movie they have watched, they also talk about how funny the movies were. Especially, our kids love the iPads very much, and I love to teach the games on them and all the educational lessons. Likewise, I love to read stories and tell stories for our kids on the weekend. Our kids love to hear stories, and I really enjoy telling them local ones too. Truly, I am like their mother, when I leave for my one-day shift off, I feel like I didn’t see them for a week or a month. I can see their faces and how they miss me for just one day, they run to me and hug me and kiss me. Imagine, how hard it is for me to leave our kids for several weeks or a month. Our kids love to play soccer and some local sports too. Some of them are very fast and very athletic.”
Aster has been working at OMO CHILD for over a year and gives care and support to three babies at the shelter: Shoma, Jessica and Zelalem.