ONETrack International practices alternative orphan-care solutions around the world by introducing the Transition to Home approach to family reunification (first developed by our project, CameroonONE). ONETrack International is currently operating in The Gambia, Zimbabwe and Cambodia; in Liberia with children affected by Ebola epidemic; in Honduras with communities affected by the Migrant Caravan Crisis; and our team in Greece is trying to establish programs with Yazidi refugees.
According to international laws and standards, orphaned children are supposed to be reunited with extended family members at a local level. In cases where no capable family members can be found, then homes should be made available within their community of birth. If all these options are exhausted, then (and only then) should international adoption become an option. However, these principles are routinely ignored. ONETrack's mission is to promote these expectations of international law.
ONETrack has developed a program to confront the Global Orphan Crisis. We have established our Transition to Home global project in order to support both an orphaned child as well as his or her surviving relatives with the goal of keeping families together while relieving the orphan communes of unnecessary cases. Host families that accept this responsibility do so with the understanding that it will be conditional, as long as certain requirements of the child's rearing are met.
This project can both reduce short-term poverty by directly providing a partial income to the impoverished and those most in need and ultimately fight long-term poverty by creating a more productive and competent future human capital among parentless children who may have otherwise received little or no education. ONETrack International is currently introducing the CameroonONE solution to other parts of the world and will continue to expand to reach even more communities!