Helping ex-child soldiers, prostitutes, rural teen mothers and poor children build better lives.
Describe the need affecting community
•To uplift, nurture, protect, and celebrate with children as God’s gracious gifts to man. •To create appropriate strategies and programs to rehabilitate and integrate ex-combatant children with their families and communities and live productive lives. To develop and impart skills to street and ex-combatant children, and children from very poor neighborhood in order to build their capacity, so they can take advantage of available opportunities. •Continue to cater to war affected youths in the post war period. Work out a conflict management agenda with parents,Trainers and Trainees in facilitating the healing process of the trainees. To carry out effective counseling to drugs addicted youths.
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
a). We are already operating four centers where we gather children and youths according to their social backgrounds. b). We are mobilizing resources to implement and improve planned and existing program activities. c). We are moving into communities by the way of peace festivals, billboards, and community radio programs to smooth the reintegration of these children and youths. d). We envision creating and establishing lucrative activities that will enable boys and girls to engage in micro-business and to attain self-sustainability. e). We want to improve some of these centers by providing modern tools and materials for improve teaching and learning. • Devotion are held daily to enhance spiritual growth in the students • School programs (reading, writing, arithmetic) • Religious instruction with Bible study • Sports (Kickball) • Cooking, baking • Sew by hand and with sewing machines • Crochet, Knitting • Write to typewriters • Soap Making • Tie/Dye • Cosmetology • Computer courses •Carpentry •Music Arts •Agriculture •Counseling • Bring the trainees from the various programs to a week of retreat for better interactions and acquaintance and training them in the basis of Christian Ethics. • HIV /AIDS workshop
Describe the primary goal of the project
a). To uplift, nurture, protect and celebrate with children as God’s gracious gifts to man. b). To create appropriate strategies and programs to rehabilitate and integrate ex-combatant children with their families and communities and live productive lives. c). To develop and impart skills to street and ex-combatant children in order to build their capacity so they can take advantage of available opportunities. d). To create an environment where as girls will see their full potential lessen their dependency on men thus empowering them.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project
We will like to see the reduction in the number of children who stand by the road sides in the night trading themselves in prostitution for less than US$1.00. Also, we want to see boys and girls of good characters that can represent their communities through their ethical action. We want to see village girls and young women be treated with respect, love and care as any other woman and not to be sold into domestic slavery.