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 Children  Kenya Project #33732

Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa

by VMM International Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa
Safeguarding: Protect 1,000s of Children in Africa

Summary

Our Safeguarding & Protection Programme trains leaders and teachers in community projects and schools within our 40 partner organisations across East, West & Southern Africa. This training and monitoring will benefit 92,000+ Children & Vulnerable Persons by 2020. Changing the dynamic in society, it protects, empowers and strengthens their rights within their families, schools, communities and the law through our Advocacy, Positive Discipline Programmes and Childrens' Rights Clubs.

$15,000
total goal
$9,660
remaining
76
donors
2
monthly donors
6
months

Challenge

Children are cherished in Africa but their rights often go unprotected. A culture of corporal punishment persists and can lead to isolation, neglect and unfulfilled potential but also, all too commonly, to financial, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, even human trafficking. Without protection, a voice in society and an alternative to corporal punishment as acceptable treatment, their plight goes largely unnoticed, and the cycle repeats. This Safeguarding project will protect 92,000+ by 2020.

Solution

VMM's Child Safeguarding & Vulnerable Adults Programme creates, monitors and maintains safe environments for children and vulnerable persons at organisational, parish and school level with 40 local government and NGO partners in East, West & Southern Africa. Teachers, carers and community leaders are trained in our Positive Discipline Programme, children attend Children's Rights& Responsibilities Clubs. This educates the community, offers alternatives to corporal punishment: enabling the change.

Long-Term Impact

This project, giving voice to the needs of 92,000+ children & vulnerable adults in 7 countries, minimizes the current risk of abuse by decreasing the physical and emotional violence which can be commonplace in the home, school and community. It replaces these commonly accepted norms with positive discipline practices through awareness initiatives to both the adults and children. Embedding these norms will break the cycle of corporal punishment and change the landscape for the next generation(s).

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.vmminternational.org/​
Webpost describing the VMM Safeguarding Programme
Volunteer webpost on corporal punishment in school
Webpost on community projects countering violence
Webpost on partner org countering human traficking

Organization Information

VMM International

Location: Dublin 6 - Ireland
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @VMM_Int
Project Leader:
Van Garber
Dublin 6, Ireland
$5,340 raised of $15,000 goal
 
103 donations
$9,660 to go
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