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Support to young people and children on the street at farm project offering vocational training in Douala

   

Country/place
Cameroon, Douala

Over 4 000 children are on the street in Douala unemployed and in search of work, having fled conflict and violence in the north of the country. These children are accused of petty crime, they may be exploited or abused and often thrown in jail with no respect for their rights.

The project seeks to offer support to these young people and fight for their rights. It offers holistic care from their basic needs, food, shelter and medical attention to offering social support through sport and other activities.

Children are given individual support to help them return to school (literacy or maths) or conduct vocational training at the farm centre as a route to their professional integration.

The project also helps re-establish family ties or the child’s return to their family.

Project objectives:

  • Lasting return of children from the farm to their family and into society
  • Prepare children for their return to school or to work
  • Encourage the centre’s financial autonomy and generate an income which may be reinvested in the farm.

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