July to September 2014 Report – Keep 100 Moroccan Children away from abandonment.
We are happy to find you again, as September begins, to give you some news about the children and their mothers you are sponsoring in Imzouren.
Beginning of July was the occasion for the children to prepare a nice show for the end of the academic year! All of them participated with enthusiasm through plays, sketches, dances, choral and poetry. This show was also to raise awareness among the parents and the population about the environment and about the problems of unrespect of the children’s rights.
The school results this year in our Family Strengthening program in Imzouren were as follows: primary school 98%, college 50% and secondary school 50%. This decrease in the results while going from primary school to college follows the national results. However, we decided to intensify our efforts with the school support for the new academic year.
After a hard work during the past academic year, it was time for relaxing and playing! In that purpose, the children participated to different summer camps:
Some other children chose also to participate in the activities in the Village with a group of Spanish youths whose school is a partner of the Village.
While their children were benefiting from summer activities, their mothers had also some entertainment and some activities organized for them. Our partner méditel organized a ftour in the Village where the mothers and children from the Family Stengthening program were invited. Everyone enjoyed these moments of sharing when the children did a nice show along with some children supported by other local partner associations. This was a nice opportunity to enjoy the Ftour with the family and the friends in the Village! When Eid came, the children and mothers had also a great time and they received nice T-shirts and shorts as Eid gifts, that were very much appreciated.
The mothers also participated to some meetings where they got some information about the importance of tolerance and respecting the others, and to cultural activities organized by the women from the Oulamas. A solidarity event was organized also to the profit of the mothers and their children, who received some clothes from the National Aid.
Now in September, the children are waiting to start school again, full of energy that they goot during this summer!
We thank you again for your support to the children and their mothers who would never have the chance to get their autonomy without your generosity!
The last trimester was focused on the school follow-up of the children and youths towards the end of the academic year and the exams:
As far as the preparation of the families to become autonomous is concerned, our program coordinator kept on establishing and following-up the Family Development Plans which aim to work towards the objective of autonomy. In that objective, the mothers have been participating, with the local authorities, to the General Meeting in order to create officially the 2 co-ops of soap manufacturing and cooking/baking,
The health of the mothers and their children is for us very important and the families benefited again from various checks-up thanks to the medical caravan organized by Sajid association. On that occasion, a solidarity campaign took place with the help of the children from Herman Gmeiner school and their parents.
Regarding the entertainment program this trimester, the children and their mothers supported by our family strengthening program have been celebrating the Family Day at the SOS Children’s Village in Imzouren together with the SOS families: cultural, artistic and sport activities, and also a tombola!
Once again, we would like to thank all of you for your continuous support to the children!
January to March 2014 Report – Keep 100 Moroccan Children away from abandonment.
During the last trimester, our new program coordinator has been visiting the families to know them better, understand their needs and establish the Family Development Plan. Different activities have been carried out:
On the occasion of the New Year Amazigh, a solidarity campaign has been organized by the children of Herman Gmeiner school to the benefit of the mothers and the children of our program. They collected lots of toys and school supplies that have been distributed to the families.
Many thanks to all of you helping us continuously in bringing hope to these families!
October to December2013 Report – Keep 100 Moroccan Children away from abandonment.
During the last trimester, the children andyouths from our Family Strengthening program in Imzouren started the newacademic year and some of them, who were in strategic orientation school years,participated in November to the 1st orientation workshop in order tohelp them choose their future studies and carriers. They participated also inbuilding the strategy of school support with the Children’s Village.
The last months, we have been working with the45 families and 103 children and youths that we are currently supporting onbringing awareness about the protection of children against violence. Togetherwith a specialized organization, the mothers from single families have beentrained in order to understand the preventive program that would be done withtheir children so that they can realize the importance of this program, theprofile of the abusive persons and the negative effects of such behaviour onchildren. Then they have been introduced to the importance of the mother’s rolein the prevention of children towards abusive behaviour. After these workshopswith the mothers, we started the workshops with the children so that they getawareness about their rights and the importance of being respected. They havebeen trained on how to recognize abusive behaviour, how to prevent themselvesfrom being in such situations and how to react in such situations.
Regarding the training of the mothers, they subscribedto different trainings according to their choices (sewing, cooking and bakingand traditional soap manufacturing). Training started and everything is goingwell so far.Several celebrations took place this trimester,being the occasion to give moments of joy to the children and their mothers. Onthe occasion of Aïd celebration, a food basket has been distributed to thefamilies allowing them to prepare the traditional meals. For the new year’scelebration, the children from Hermann Gmeiner school and kindergarten havebeen participating to a party with different activities, and especially henna workshop!Achoura was also a nice occasion to celebrate altogether and a big solidarity campaignwas organized while the children from the school were collecting clothes forchildren in needs.
We thank all of you so much for helping uscontinuously in bringing these families to autonomy so that the children can staywith their mothers!
In September 2013, in our Family StrengtheningProgram in Imzouren, we are supporting 45 families including 103 children,giving them the chance to break the circle of poverty. We are firmly convincedthat the best place for a child is beside his mother and we believe strongly inour program, which aims at preventing children’s abandonment by providing daycare and vocational training to single-parent families.
After all this year of hard work at school, thechildren participated to the holiday program with the children of SOSChildren’s Village. 12 of them had the chance to leave to Imouzzer Kandar forvacation, due to the gift of a generous sponsor. They really enjoyed the fabulous moments theyshared on this occasion, which gave them new friends to play with!
Further to the 2 months holidays, the newacademic year started and 6 children of the Family Strengthening Program arestudying in our Herman Gmeiner school and 2 children in our Kindergarten. Theother children are studying now in public schools. This is due to thedifficulties we are encountering with the crisis to finance our Herman Gmeinerschool. Today, we cannot offer to take the children from the FamilyStrengthening Program for free in our schools.
Last year, we noticed that the children fromthe Family Strengthening Program who were studying in public schools had gotlow results, even despite the after school support we offered them. Thereforewe are planning to intensify our efforts, trying also to get transportation forthe children to attend the after school support. In order to give the childrenand youths the best chances to success in their studies, we have requested asupport from the Education Ministry and a project is under studying.
Regarding the training of the mothers, themunicipality gave us the opportunity to set up 3 workshops in a reception centrein order to install the sewing and baking machines, as well as the soapmanufacturing materials. The training of the mothers will begin at the end ofSeptember.
We are thanking you so much for your support,which helps us give these children and their mothers the best chances to gettheir autonomy!
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