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Supporting street children and promoting their rights in Antananarivo

Country/place
Madagascar, Antananarivo

Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world with 92 per cent of its population in poverty. Children live and work on the streets and are often poorly treated and victims of sexual abuse and violence. Unless these children are given long term help, the chances of them coming off the street and out of poverty are very slim. This project offers holistic support to reintegrate these children into the community. Regular street patrols help the team find the children in need and encourage them to come to the day centre. Activities and workshops are offered at the centre to help strengthen the ties between parents and their children and to help the young people return to school or to work.

Project objectives:

  • Reduce the number of street children in Madagascar
  • Reinforce ties between parent and child and support them in their parenting
  • Support children and young people’s return to school
  • Make links with local authorities to improve the care of street children

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