This program intends to work with communities to find a long-term solution to the vulnerability of children and youth in the Kilimanjaro region. By working together with communities and other stakeholders on children's and youth issues, the long-term goal is to reintegrate children into their communities of origin.
Program outputs are:
- 500 orphans and street children identified, interviewed, home/community visited, reintegrated, followed and supported to remain in their communities of origin during the project period.
- 500 poor parents / relatives of orphans and street children are supported with the start-up of business capital during the project period.
As a result the following problems that this project is intending to help solve will be addressed:
- Orphans and street children whose rights are violated on the streets will be disengaged from all forms of violence due to their participation in the project. This will be achieved through street work (identification of orphans and street children on the streets, interviews with them, building trust with them, informing them about the reintegration services that Kili Center offers, encouraging newcomers to streets to use reintegration services as soon as possible). as possible and working with people close to the street environment (informants) to encourage children to use reintegration services).
- Orphans and street children who do not have access to residential care and reintegration services will access them through referrals to the Kili Center and other service providers in the Kilimanjaro region.
- The reasons that expelled these children from their homes in the first place will be resolved during the reintegration processes. The project will work together with the children's parents, families, community leaders and religious leaders to address the reasons that drove them from their homes to the streets. The project will also take into account children's rights to protection and development during the reintegration processes and even when they have been reintegrated for a period of one year through monitoring.