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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