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My name is Milton Opoya , from Uganda , Africa.
With Due Respect and Humanity, I was compelled to write to you under a
humanitarian ground .
African Child In Need is charitable, Non – Governmental
Organization, Non – political, Non – Sectarian, Non- profit making.
It is registered with National NGO Board with registration number
ACIN was established in 2004 to promote and advocate for the rights of
children and rescue children from the streets.
It is Child centered NGO operating in the third world Country Uganda
Africa to RESCUE STREET CHILDREN to long-term sustainable health,
Education and Child support,
prevention and protection of child abuse and neglect, through
strengthening, implementation of activities in areas of advocacy and
service delivery, working with children and communities for sustained
impact, dedicated to the reduction of suffering, elimination of
extreme poverty in the world poorest villages.
The organization strives to achieve lasting improvement in the quality
of life of children through processes that unites people across
cultures and add meaning and value to their lives.
LIFE ON THE STREETS
Children living out of family structure lack positive role models and are at
greater risks of feeling powerless and disaffected to crime.
Life on streets usually means a life of invisibility especially so
for children living on the streets. Street children are often
shunned,ignored and excluded in the society .
Street children are not pleasant to look
at, living on the streets means being dirty,naked,and being ill. One on
the streets becomes vulnerable to all forms of exploitation , abuse and
their daily lives are likely to be removed from the ideal child
Education is often the first causalities for an
orphan and vulnerable children. Children do not go to school because of
domestic burden problem upon them become too great.
They also become exposed to exclusion from other services including
vital information a bout health , nutrition and life skills .
PUSHING FACTORS .
Child Poverty in form of hunger and lack of opportunities .
Poverty of education and relevant training
Parental abuse and beatings .
Child abuse and neglect, sexual assault, intimate partner or family
violence, and exposure to community violence.
Broken families .
Passionately concerned for destitute children and to transform
places of darkness into places of light and hope, to advocate for
improved lives quality of life and preservation of the dignity of
To stand as advocates for vulnerable children to release them from
bondage of poverty and enhance their academic status ,give health care
,expose them socially and help them exploit their talents and gifts ,
so that they become positive change a gents in the community .
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
To identify problems faced by children in difficult circumstances
To create awareness among leaders and members of selected communities
about the plight of vulnerable children with view to create will and
commitment to help these children with special needs .
To intensity a broaden creative with better methods of managing
substance abuse among vulnerable children.
To offer special care for children, protect them against torture,
child labor, child abuse and child slavery, drug abuse and sexual
THE IMPACT .
To reduce stigma, to ensure that there is shared understanding about
stigma a bout street children and to address it and to deal with
different forms of stigmatization below.
To take the following strategies in combating the issue of stigma.
1. Create the existing national policies to advocate for the rights
of vulnerable children.
2. Facilitate justice for children in conflicts with the law.
3. Create supportive legal frame work
4. Promote more positive attitude.
5. Train care givers in psycho social support
6. Discuss the impact the stigma on children and other stake holders.
7. Support interventions to promote tolerance and care for
8. Promote more attitude towards the reduction and elimination of
stigma associated with street children .
9. Promote community awareness of children’s right and legislation
10. Establish children’s club to provide ongoing support and
opportunities for social
11. Provide legal support and services for children ,widows and
grandparents , to advise them of their rights and help them obtain
legal entitlement .
12. Integrate counseling and support to the affected people to help
them deal with stigma
Child and Family Safety: African Child In Need continues to promote
high-quality prevention and intervention programs that promote child and
family safety and reduce the long-term traumatic effects of child abuse and
neglect, sexual assault, intimate partner or family violence, and exposure
to community violence.
We request for partnership and volunteers to prevent children from
coming on the streets .
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