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
We are thanking you so much for your support,
which helps us give these children and their mothers the best chances to get
Distribution of school bags!
Distribution of school supplies
Back to school!