Their background and family stories are tumultuous. Health and housing instability, poverty, incarcerated parents, debt, drug used by relatives and HIV are part of their reality. Some of the girls have been infected with HIV by their mother. Because of the family's survival priorities, the children's future is at risk by stop going to school that often leads them to prostitution and related -risks.
The program helps the girls overcome their difficulties, stabilize them and strengthen the positive side of their daily lives. Until they complete K12 education, they receive support such as: school fees, health insurance, uniforms, school supplies, follow-ups, extracurricular education, advocacy, psychological help, entertainment and life skills learning activities, for them and their parents or tutors. They are protected through regular monitoring at home and school by our social workers.
After finishing K12, we help them find scholarship to continue studying or participate in vocational trainings. High school graduation is a very important milestone allowing them to approach more career opportunities, increasing their potential impacts in community and changing the family's history. Besides, the program is also a network of the young desiring to contribute to community. This circle helps to build a stronger & brighter future not only for girls but the whole society.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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Where Dreams Bloom project page
Upload the Where Dreams Bloom book. Editon 2017