Kobo is situated 567 km away from Addis and located in the north wello zone. Based on the 2007 national census conducted by the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA), Kobo has a total population of 33,135, of whom 16, 311 are men and 16,824 women).  The area has been affected by recurrent droughts and previous war that resulted in displacing number of peoples frequently to the neighbouring rural Woredas. Deep rooted harmful traditional practices like abduction and rape are widely practiced in the Woreda. Emmanuel Development Association in collaboration with Professional Alliance for Development (PADET) has been implementing an integrated community based child protection program with children on the move in the town