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Children do not belong on the street, but in a stable family environment which they can develop well.
But sad is the observation made by the authorities and international organizational organizations on the number of children who end up on the streets. According to a 2015 survey by the Togolese government with support from UNICEF more than 7000 children end up on the streets in Togo. It is important to develop a mechanism that can help children step by step back from the street to a family environment where the children are protected from the angers and abuse on the street.
The family and community reintegration project aims to :
promote the gradual withdrawal of street children into a family environment in which they can develop and thus enjoy their childhood to the fullest.
Several studies and our practical experience show that a family that ensures the safety of a child remains the ideal environment for its growth and development. Nevertheless, there are many children who are left to their own devices and are thus exposed to all possible dangers and all types of abuse ( physical violence, sexual abuse,, abuse, discrimination, participation in criminal..) networks..)
That is why we try to do everything we can to ensure that the thousands of children who are currently separated from their families can be reunited with them and reintegrated into their communities.
Social and environmental surveys help us to gather all the necessary information about the child, his family and the community, which can help to accurately assess the needs of the child being cared for.
Social and environmental surveys help us: to collect all necessary information about the child, his family and the community which can contribute to an accurate assessment of the needs of the child being cared for.
For each Child we develop a personalized “life project” according to their life story, needs and resources. Together with the child we define their life goals in order to support them effectively with family reintegration and to be able to draw up a social reintegration plan (school, reintegration, training, work-related vocational training
Psychological support : Every child is given psychological care during their integration. The children take part in discussion groups and receive individual psychological support. Our psychologists use a systemic approach that takes into account the children's relationship with his family and the community. It is important to identify problems in the family so that successful reintegration can take place together with the child and family.
Transitional families : We train families in questions of children´s rights, the particularities of street children and the support methods. These families then take in children who want to go back to their families. The special understanding of the transitional family for the behavior and the specific needs of street children enables the child to slowly relearn family and social life These transitional families are the ideal preparation for the final reintegration of the child and significantly increase the success rate of reintegration in the long term.
Social monitoring :enables us to assess the child´s academic or professional reintegration in exchange with teachers and trainers. We ensure that the child´s conditions in the family remain optimal- be it in terms of health, nutrition, clothing or the environment we have conversations with the transitions parents and the child's parents to analyze the child´s integration, behavior, difficulties encountered and progress made.