Association Aide à la Scolarisation des Enfants de Familles Démunies (ASEFD) offers holistic and family-centered educational support for vulnerable children in Burkina Faso to empower them to become agents of change.
Initiative pour la Promotion de la Santé Rurale et le Développement Intégré au Burundi (IPSDI) promotes access to education through after-school learning activities for children in a post-conflict environment, especially girls and internally displaced children and youth, many of whom are, disabled, HIV-positive, or victims of sexual violence.
Observatoire Ineza des Droits de l’Enfant au Burundi (OIDEB) works with communities to protect the rights of children and respond to their legal needs, and advances children’s well-being by providing child-friendly educational, psychosocial, and health services.
Georges Malaika Foundation provides access to basic education and empowerment opportunities for rural girls; the majority of the girls were displaced by armed conflict, and many of them are involved in child labor or are affected by HIV/AIDS or sexual abuse.
Working in the El Hadaba El Wosta slum community in Cairo, Alwan wa Awtar (A&A) uses art as a means of social empowerment, offering creative classes and projects to build the critical-thinking, creativity, and leadership capacity of the children and youth in its programs.
Future Lights for Development Organization (FLDO) works to eradicate poverty in Cairo’s poorest neighborhoods through education and economic empowerment programs.
In a country where public early childhood education programs are unavailable, Fregenet Kidan Lehitsanat (FKL) promotes the education of young children from impoverished communities through an early childhood program that includes education, nutrition, and health services.
A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN) empowers impoverished street mothers in Accra and aims to break the cycle of poverty for them and their babies by providing them with shelter and educational and economic opportunities and by helping them gain the life skills to achieve their personal goals.
Achievers Ghana Education runs a holistic education program targeting slum-based girls who are at risk of or victims of forced child marriage and uses a participatory approach and strong community outreach activities to advocate for girls’ protection and education.
Working in both urban slums and rural areas, Center for Development Initiatives (CDI) provides access to education, leadership training, empowerment, and health services to migrant, out-of-school girls who are victims of gender-based violence or human trafficking.
Ghana Women’s Voices Foundation (GWV) empowers marginalized and vulnerable women and girls through women-centered solutions in education and entrepreneurship.
Street Library Ghana (SLG) responds to the literacy needs of vulnerable children through mobile libraries, provision of literacy resources, mentorship, counseling, and leadership programs.
In order to address the needs of vulnerable, street-based boys in the Korogocho slum, who are often involved in child labor or trash picking, Boy Child Initiative (BCI) offers early childhood development (ECD) services and second-chance primary education, as well as community sensitization, counseling, mentorship, hygiene, and rehabilitation programs.
Girls Leading Our World Initiatives (iGLOW) provides education and leadership support to marginalized adolescent girls, particularly those who have been forced into early marriage or live in remote areas, through mentorship programs and access to education.
Heshima Kenya protects and empowers refugee girls, young women, and their children in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kakenya Center for Excellence (KCE) is the first organization in this predominantly Maasai region to offer quality primary education for adolescent girls that incorporates female empowerment, leadership skills, health education, and community development.
Kito International works with local government structures and other community organizations to offer entrepreneurship and leadership training, scholarships, and mentorships to street-based youth in the Kawangware slum.
The first inclusive early childhood education center in the Kibera slum, Little Rock ECD Centre is dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for vulnerable children, including children with disabilities, through after-school programs, early childhood education, a daycare for children under the age of 3, and other services.
To respond to the needs of rural adolescent girls who are involved in child labor or have been forced into early marriage or female genital mutilation, Nyanza Initiative for Girls’ Education and Empowerment (NIGEE) operates a holistic girls’ education program that helps participants to succeed in formal education and undertakes community sensitization and community-based advocacy activities.
Working in hard-to-reach rural areas, Samburu Girls Foundation (SGF) provides a safe environment, access to education, and psychosocial and family support to girls who are at risk of or victims of female genital mutilation and forced early marriage, including girls who are living with HIV/AIDS or have suffered sexual abuse or gender-based violence.
The only organization in Machakos that is addressing the needs of abandoned babies, Springs of Hope Children’s Centre (SOH) works with communities to rescue, support, care for, and restore hope to abandoned and abused children, and also provides technical assistance to local government divisions on responding to the needs of children.
Insan Association promotes the rights of adolescent girls, especially those who are refugees, have been displaced, are involved in domestic work, or have been sexually or physically abused; ensures the girls’ physical safety; and helps them to obtain education, legal representation, and psychosocial support.
The Nawaya Network serves refugees and street-based youth in Lebanon, providing them with psychosocial support, offering them mentorships, and connecting them to financial, educational, and material resources that help develop their talents and strengthen their skills.
Tahaddi provides children and women in Hay al-Gharbeh, a shantytown in Beirut, with access to quality education and health services.
Children Assistance Program (CAP) builds the capacity of vulnerable children and youth to become active members of their communities through comprehensive educational, healthcare, and economic empowerment services.
Bo Sita MADE is a female-led youth development organization that responds to the needs of human trafficking victims by removing them from dangerous environments such as brothels and supporting them holistically to help them live meaningful lives, while also implementing public-awareness initiatives and working to protect those at risk of being trafficked.
Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE) moves victims of gender-based violence and sexual abuse, as well as other girls in rural communities and urban slums, to safer environments and offers them psychosocial and learning support.
Child and Youth Protection Foundation (CYPF) empowers trafficked girls, who are often sexually abused and forced into domestic servitude, through formal education, psychosocial support, and mentoring.
Linking the Youth of Nigeria through Exchange (LYNX) fosters social responsibility among Nigerian children and youth through savings clubs and extended training in civic education and community service.
Centre Marembo reintegrates marginalized young people into society by providing them with safe spaces and vocational skills training and by empowering them to make decisions about their future.
Hope for Rwanda (formerly Equity Justice Initiative) is a female- and youth-led organization that supports sexually abused adolescent girls and single mothers through comprehensive care that includes psychosocial and educational support, legal assistance, and livelihood skills training, while also addressing the needs of participants’ babies through early childhood development and care initiatives and parenting training.
Les Enfants de Dieu (EDD) runs a transitional shelter for street-based boys, with the goal of reintegrating the boys into the community, and provides them with comprehensive rehabilitation support while tracing their families or securing foster care placements.
Point d’Ecoute (PE) protects street children and other vulnerable children and empowers them to lead self-sufficient lives.
Association Jeunesse Espoir (AJE) advances the rights and education of adolescent girls, especially those who are street-based or are at high risk for human trafficking, modern-day slavery, sexual violence, or abuse, by providing the girls with a safe space and psychosocial support, helping to reunite them with their families, and assisting them to go to school.
Maison de la Gare (MDG) promotes the social and economic integration of talibés, young boys who are sent by their families to urban areas to study the Qur’an and instead end up enduring extreme forms of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Home of Hope (HoH) works with victims of substance abuse and survivors of gender-based and sexual violence, as well as children infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, through transitional rehabilitation shelters, education, and skills training activities.
Jelly Beanz Inc. (JBI) promotes child protection and safety through direct services for sexually abused children and those who have experienced trauma, abuse, or neglect, offering in-depth individual and group counseling, as well as life skills training on such topics as HIV/AIDS prevention and management, how to report abuse, and career opportunities.
Vumundzuku-bya Vana | Our Children’s Future (VVOCF) works to restore the hope of destitute orphans who are living with HIV/AIDS and have suffered severe neglect, violence, and sexual abuse, by enhancing their safety, care, and development through an integrated approach that includes rescue, community outreach activities, and peer education.
Compassionate Swaziland (CSD) works with schools and community groups to provide comprehensive, integrated care and support to HIV/AIDS-affected and disabled children and youth and to equip them with entrepreneurship and leadership skills.
Young Heroes Foundation (YHF) supports children living with HIV/AIDS, with the goal of keeping them in school, healthy, and living with family members to ensure the greatest sense of safety and security.
As a youth-led organization serving vulnerable girls who have been forced into early marriage or trafficked into domestic servitude, Action for Children (AfC) provides psychosocial support and medical and legal assistance to victims and their children, establishes children’s rights clubs in schools, and operates a child abuse helpline.
Faraja Young Women Development Organization (FAYOWODO) uses a three-pronged approach to address the challenges faced by sexually abused or trafficked adolescent girls and their children: programs to prevent and respond to violence against adolescent girls; advocacy and outreach programs to deepen awareness about human trafficking and the importance of early childhood care and protection; and an early childhood development (ECD) program.
Shalom Centre for Street Children runs a comprehensive early childhood care and development program and provides second-chance educational support and mentoring for street-based children who are abused, forced into commercial sex, or involved in child labor; the organization also rehabilitates traumatized children in its transitional home, while working to reunite them with their families and reintegrate them into their communities.
The only legal aid organization in the region, Zanzibar Female Lawyers Association (ZAFELA) works to empower women and children through comprehensive legal services, policy advocacy, and awareness-raising activities.
Actions pour le Développement Durable: Le Rônier specializes in educating rural children who are abandoned or are survivors of child trafficking; some of the children have lost both parents and have joined the labor force to support themselves.
Fondation Secours Universel (FSU) offers a safe environment for abandoned and severely neglected infants and children, providing them with early childhood education, care, and development, and identifies and assists the children’s mothers, most of whom are teenage girls forced into commercial sex work, through a transitional home and access to primary and secondary education.
Homeland Kids and Family (HOKIFA) offers educational and other opportunities to street-based children, most of whom were abused and involved in child labor.
ONG Dedome Amis du Père Franck educates rural children from low-income families, some of whom are living with HIV/AIDS and most of whom are involved in child labor and are at risk of being trafficked, through its own school, access to public schools, and a community library program.
Organisation pour la Femme et le Développement (OFED) provides skills training and library services to children and youth who have been involved in domestic servitude, commercial sex, or other forms of child labor, as well as those who are at a high risk of being trafficked, and assists the young children of these beneficiaries through an early childhood development program and programs at its community library.
Children of the World (COW) Foundation works in conflict-affected areas of Uganda to support adolescent girls, most of whom were abducted or abused by the Lord’s Resistance Army and are now young mothers, disabled, HIV-positive, stigmatized, or psychologically alienated, by offering cost-effective education and employment skills training, in addition to psychosocial support to strengthen the girls’ coping mechanisms for managing post-war trauma.
Fight to Improve Community Health (FICH) responds to the needs of conflict-affected children and youth, mostly girls who were abducted and abused by the Lord’s Resistance Army, through opportunities to obtain second-chance education and job skills training, savings and entrepreneurship initiatives, and counseling and psychosocial support.
Hope and Peace for Humanity (HPH) works with schools, local entrepreneurs, and traditional authorities to support conflict-affected children, especially girls, most of whom were involved in severe forms of forced labor by the Lord’s Resistance Army, are orphaned or disabled, or were sexually abused.
Life Concern (LICO) responds to the needs of conflict-affected adolescent girls by helping to dismantle stigmatization and other barriers to advancement and by providing the girls with the tools to regain confidence and self-esteem, making it possible for them to return to school and complete their education or acquire livelihood skills to support themselves and their dependents.
Using a youth-participation approach and working with local government structures and community volunteers, Rural Initiative for Community Empowerment – West Nile (RICE-WN) addresses challenges such as stigmatization in order to provide girls in post-conflict communities with opportunities to access education, stay in school, acquire employment skills, and earn an income.
Rwenzori Information Centres Network (RIC-NET) provides psychosocial, educational, and livelihood support for school-going and out-of-school youth, especially girls, who are struggling to recover from conflict situations, and uses technology, social media, and community theater to break down barriers such as poverty and stigmatization and enable abused and traumatized girls to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential.
Chimwemwe Organisation for the Promotion of Childhood Rights, Education and Development (COPECRED) provides comprehensive early childhood development care for preschool-age children and offers entrepreneurship guidance to families affected by HIV/AIDS, using the child as an entry point.
Dackana Home Based Care works closely with public schools in informal settlements to inspire children and youth who are involved in hazardous work to overcome poverty and low self-esteem, go to and stay in school, acquire livelihood skills, and improve their general well-being.
Hope for the Needy Zambia (HONZA) establishes community-run early childhood development and care programs for rural children, most of whom are HIV-positive, have lost their parents to AIDS, or have been otherwise affected by HIV/AIDS and who would otherwise have little or no chance to go to school.
Kachere Development Programme (KDP) offers early childhood care for young children and tuition assistance, skills training, healthcare, and psychosocial support for youth, with a focus on rural-based migrant children who have lost their parents to AIDS or whose parents are living with HIV/AIDS; adolescent girls removed from forced early marriages; and survivors of sexual abuse and gender-based violence and their children.
Youth First Development (YFD) partners with local government institutions to sensitize communities on child protection; rescues children who are sexually abused, forced into early marriage, or involved in domestic servitude, farmwork, mining, or other forms of labor; and provides these children with care, family reunification services, education, and employment skills training to help them become self-sufficient.
Youth Support Initiative (YOSUIN) works with orphans, victims of sexual abuse and other forms of gender-based violence, and children who are infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, offering a comprehensive package of support that includes referrals, a secure transitional space, psychosocial support, healthcare, legal aid, and sensitization of families to ensure that gender-based violence is tackled from the roots up.
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