The project started off in 2013 and will end in December, 2015.
The final year for the program will focus on a new initiative that will address needs in health and nutrition, early childhood development, and back to school educational support. The target children and youth will also receive child care and protection, psychological support, and life skills for HIV/AIDS prevention. The programme team is working closely with the Department of Community Child Protection Forum (CCPF) under the Ministry of Gender and Child Welfare, and other services providers focusing on child protection.
The project will reach out to about 3,000 people living in the informal settlements and squatter camps in the constituencies of Moses Garoeb and Tobias Hainyeko in Katutura. It will specifically work with children and youth in these constituencies who live in poverty and who are socially disadvantaged as follows:
This new initiative is part of an on-going programme that was launched in 2013. The previous work was successful in facilitating the issuance of birth certificates in Katutura so that affected children can go to school. Many children do not have birth certificates and they have no rights or recognition without a birth certificate.
The Department of Home Affairs and Immigration in Namibia worked closely with the team to administer the paperwork. This year the team is taking the project one step further with child care and protection.
For more information contact Director@familyofhopeservices.org