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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Through its youth center, located in Nairobi’s Mathare slums, Oasis Mathare provides a safe, social, and educational space for children of all ages to play, work on their homework, and access computers and the internet, while also offering an economic empowerment program for older youth, particularly young mothers.
RefuSHE specializes in identifying and protecting unaccompanied and separated refugee children and youth, especially girls, young women, and their children living in Kenya. Its shelter, education, and community outreach services, coupled with local resources and the refugee community, empower this population to live healthy lives.
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 Nayuki that is addressing the needs of abandoned babies, The Eagles Fountains 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.
Dedicated to reducing rates of incarceration and recidivism among Nairobi’s youth, YSAI works directly in prisons to develop young people’s leadership and livelihood skills, while also working with children and youth in the heart of communities—especially in slums, where the incidence of crime is high—to promote community safety and steer them away from crime.
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.
Tahaddi provides children and women in Hay al-Gharbeh, a shantytown in Beirut, with access to quality education and health 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.
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.
Dedicated to protecting the rights of teenage mothers and their children, Action Femme Enfant promotes their economic and social inclusion through a safe house for pregnant teens; mentoring, literacy support, and vocational training for young mothers; and a comprehensive early childhood development program for their children. AFE also helps to reunite teen mothers with their families and safety reintegrate them into their communities.
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.
PUE 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 in Mbour. Through its community center, PUE provides talibés with access to education, health, and vocational skills so that they can become self-sufficient and break the cycle of generational poverty.
Working with girls and young women between the ages of 18 and 28 from underserved communities, 18twenty8 promotes their educational and personal development, encouraging them to pursue higher education and empowering them through life skills workshops, mentoring, career guidance, and financial assistance.
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.
In the township of Tembisa, where 95% of the population is low-income, Xtreme Youth Projects offers a range of programs to empower children and youth, including life skills development, an entrepreneurship program, and performing arts activities that break down stereotypes, encourage positive self-image, and nurture young talent.
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.
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.
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.
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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