KEEP 100 MOROCCAN CHILDREN AWAY FROM ABANDONMENT

 
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Taikwando activity
Taikwando activity

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:

  • The youths had the chance to travel to Casablanca for the Youths Carrier Forum organized by SOS Children’s Villages. During two days, they attending conferences about carrier orientation, difficulties when looking for a job. They participated in the Jobs Forum where 14 of our corporate and associative partners welcomed them on their booth to give them some information about their company, the carriers available and the challenges in finding a job.
  • School support is the main focus during this period of the year. A diagnosis has been established by two teachers specialized in school support, especially for Arabic, French and mathematics. A workshop with the children and one with the mothers allowed them to realize the importance of a good school support for the future of the children and youths. The mothers understood that they needed to help their children and ensure their attendance to the school support workshops that will be planned during the rest of the year. Then the teachers engaged themselves in supporting the children and youths from our programs, especially with planned school support workshops during school vacation in February.
  • An orientation workshop took place in the Children’s Village to help the youths that in orientation level, along with a visit of Miramar in Al Hoceima in order to increase their knowing of professional environment.
  • Health: a medical caravan visited the mothers to check their eyes and twelve of them got some glasses.
  • The mothers got a training regarding family planning and importance of hygiene and of a good nutrition.

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!

Health caravan
Health caravan
Youths carrier Forum
Youths carrier Forum
Protection of children awareness workshop
Protection of children awareness workshop

October to December
2013 Report – Keep 100 Moroccan Children away from abandonment.

During the last trimester, the children and
youths from our Family Strengthening program in Imzouren started the new
academic year and some of them, who were in strategic orientation school years,
participated in November to the 1st orientation workshop in order to
help them choose their future studies and carriers. They participated also in
building the strategy of school support with the Children’s Village.

The last months, we have been working with the
45 families and 103 children and youths that we are currently supporting on
bringing awareness about the protection of children against violence. Together
with a specialized organization, the mothers from single families have been
trained in order to understand the preventive program that would be done with
their children so that they can realize the importance of this program, the
profile of the abusive persons and the negative effects of such behaviour on
children. Then they have been introduced to the importance of the mother’s role
in the prevention of children towards abusive behaviour. After these workshops
with the mothers, we started the workshops with the children so that they get
awareness about their rights and the importance of being respected. They have
been trained on how to recognize abusive behaviour, how to prevent themselves
from being in such situations and how to react in such situations.

Regarding the training of the mothers, they subscribed
to different trainings according to their choices (sewing, cooking and baking
and traditional soap manufacturing). Training started and everything is going
well so far.
Several celebrations took place this trimester,
being the occasion to give moments of joy to the children and their mothers. On
the occasion of Aïd celebration, a food basket has been distributed to the
families allowing them to prepare the traditional meals. For the new year’s
celebration, the children from Hermann Gmeiner school and kindergarten have
been participating to a party with different activities, and especially henna workshop!
Achoura was also a nice occasion to celebrate altogether and a big solidarity campaign
was organized while the children from the school were collecting clothes for
children in needs.

We thank all of you so much for helping us
continuously in bringing these families to autonomy so that the children can stay
with their mothers!

Henna during Achoura celebration
Henna during Achoura celebration
Achoura celebration
Achoura celebration
Distribution of food basket for Aid celebration
Distribution of food basket for Aid celebration
Holiday camp in Imouzzer Kandar
Holiday camp in Imouzzer Kandar

In September 2013, in our Family Strengthening
Program in Imzouren, we are supporting 45 families including 103 children,
giving them the chance to break the circle of poverty. We are firmly convinced
that the best place for a child is beside his mother and we believe strongly in
our program, which aims at preventing children’s abandonment by providing day
care and vocational training to single-parent families.

After all this year of hard work at school, the
children participated to the holiday program with the children of SOS
Children’s Village. 12 of them had the chance to leave to Imouzzer Kandar for
vacation, due to the gift of a generous sponsor.  They really enjoyed the fabulous moments they
shared on this occasion, which gave them new friends to play with!

Further to the 2 months holidays, the new
academic year started and 6 children of the Family Strengthening Program are
studying in our Herman Gmeiner school and 2 children in our Kindergarten. The
other children are studying now in public schools. This is due to the
difficulties we are encountering with the crisis to finance our Herman Gmeiner
school. Today, we cannot offer to take the children from the Family
Strengthening Program for free in our schools.

Last year, we noticed that the children from
the Family Strengthening Program who were studying in public schools had got
low results, even despite the after school support we offered them. Therefore
we are planning to intensify our efforts, trying also to get transportation for
the children to attend the after school support. In order to give the children
and youths the best chances to success in their studies, we have requested a
support from the Education Ministry and a project is under studying.

Regarding the training of the mothers, the
municipality gave us the opportunity to set up 3 workshops in a reception centre
in order to install the sewing and baking machines, as well as the soap
manufacturing materials. The training of the mothers will begin at the end of
September.

We are thanking you so much for your support,
which helps us give these children and their mothers the best chances to get
their autonomy!

Distribution of school bags!
Distribution of school bags!
Distribution of school supplies
Distribution of school supplies
Back to school!
Back to school!
Family Day celebration
Family Day celebration

When evaluating the school results this trimester, we have been aware that 15 youths had decided to quit school,
explaining that they had difficulties to keep on studying due to their poverty and to their school difficulties. We have been gathering this group of youths altogether with their mothers in order to orientate them towards vocational
training, organizing a visit to the local orientation center and finally 12 youths were orientated towards vocational training.

In April, we had the visit of a doctor in the SOS school and the SOS Children’s Village at the occasion of the International Day. Therefore, the children and the mothers from our program who had some needs have been making a check-up.

We have been also proceeding to our annual auto-evaluation of the program, discussing with the mothers, the children and youths and our local partners in order to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the program in order to make it more performing.

During the spring holidays, our youths participated to various activities organized in our SOS Children’s Village by
the educators and teachers and some of them participated to a language camp in Al Hoceima with the youths from other schools from the region, opening them to the community. We have been celebrating also our Family Day in May and this has been a wonderful occasion to spend time together sharing funny activities!

After a long academic year working hardly, all the children are now preparing the End of Year show that promises to be again the occasion to share good moments and show their talents of actors! Theater activities are a good mean to raise awareness and the children are very proud to participate in the shows, chorales and comic shows!

Thanks a lot to all of you, who allow the 120 children of our program and their mothers to keep on building themselves a better future!

Counselling meeting
Counselling meeting
Importance of the family...
Importance of the family...
Couselling workshop
Couselling workshop

January to March 2013
Report – Keep 100 Moroccan Children away from abandonment.

The beginning of year 2013 was the occasion to
concentrate on health right and we started with a medical check-up for 40
children, with their mothers involved also in the program and benefiting from
medical visits and medicine donations, as well as dental and hygiene awareness.
We also accompanied the children who were having dental problems and had to be
treated. Lately, we signed some agreement with the Health delegation in order
to deal with doctors and specialists for the families supported by SOS Children’s
Village. After that, a speech therapist started to work with the children.

Regarding education, the youths attended their
2nd counseling workshop end of January, with activities around
school orientation. In that occasion, a workshop around job research tools has
been organized by the ANAPEC in Al Hoceima. A site visit was also planned and
the youths were really happy to visit Marjane store and discover the different
jobs offered by the supermarket.

After having received informal education in our
SOS Children’s Village, one young girl from our Family Strengthening Program,
Iman, was reintegrated into a primary school from the community while
benefiting from the school transportation. What a joy for us to see her smile
after all these years…

In the occasion of the Amazigh new year,
different activities have been organized in collaboration with local
associations: evening party, football tournament, cooperatives visits. All
these gatherings made the children and their mothers really happy to share good
moments together and all this joy helps us keep in mind why we are doing all
that.

A big thank you to all of you, generous
donators, who help us day after day in giving 120 children and their mothers
the chance to change their lives.

Participation to conferences
Participation to conferences
Prevention of domestic accidents workshop
Prevention of domestic accidents workshop
Visit outing
Visit outing

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Helene Monot

coporate partnership excecutive
Casablanca, Grand Casablanca Morocco

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