Laura Vicuña Foundation, Inc.

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The Laura Vicuña Foundation, Inc. which was organized in 1990 is a noble partnership between the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (more popularly known as the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco) and some distinguished lay professionals/collaborators to address the needs and problems of streetchildren. The Foundation aims to ensure continuity and convergence of educational and development interventions to empower children to become honest, productive and self-reliant Christian citizens. It has evolved an integrated development program called the JOURNEY OF HOPE

Vision
A dynamic Christian and self-sustaining social welfare organization committed to effectively transform children to their fullest potential, empowering them to become honest, highly motivated, productive and self-reliant members of the family, community and society
 
Mission
Develop comprehensive and integrated program for children towards capability building and self-reliance;
Empower children and families in making responsible and informed decisions on the basis of their sound value-convictions, rights, opportunities and obligations;
Develop public awareness on the conditions of children and youth towards building social responsibility and commitment;
Work in collaboration with the members of the educating community and support the network of institutions working for the care, protection, education and rehabilitation of children

Goals

Building up the capability of children in difficult circumstances for productivity and meaningful lives.  

Target beneficiaries – Categories of children to be assisted are streetchildren, sexually abused, urban poor and working minors.

General Objectives

To stimulate public awareness and draw attention to the needs and problems of children in difficult circumstances.

To establish relationships between the individual child and his/her family and environment, and awaken and stimulate in them the deep motivation and desire to grow as normal persons.
 
To provide these children in crisis with immediate interventions and access to basic services.
 
To improve their levels of social functioning and improve their quality of life with their families.
 
To prepare them as young adults for employment and economic self-sufficiency through skills training and assistance in finding job placements or self-employment in income-generating projects, and
 
To facilitate their re-integration in their own homes, foster placement or temporary residential care in the Laura Vicuña Center.
 
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NGO “Center for the Protection of Children”

Сenter For The Protection of Children – non-commercial organization providing assistance to working and street children. Was founded in 1998.

Mission

Facilitate poverty reduction among Kyrgyzstan children through protection the right and promoting the interests of street children, developing alternatives to child labour and homelessness and facilitating initiatives among children and their parents.

Center  For  the Protection of Children provides services to the children with broken social relationships on family and school, who are involved in street living; CPC is also engaged in the work with working children who stay at home but forced to work whole days on street and markets to earn their living. The majority of these children do not have access to education and medical services.  

General strategic focuses of CPC activities

  • Mobilize children and their parents for effective implementation of their rights
  • Develop alternatives to child labor and homelessness
  • Protect the right and promote the interests of street children;
  • Provide direct services to street children and enhance the potential of children and their parents;

CPC has well-adjusted methodology which is used in the work with target group. Methodology was developed gradually with consistency and based on target group needs and problems. CPC has worked out methods of working with the child and his family which are continuously enhanced.

Engagement of target group to CPC project is made trough conducting street work. For the achievement of its mission and to meet the needs of the children CPC uses holistic approach that operates on different levels.

Approach based on short term needs of the children (providing food, shelter, clothing, medical aid)

Approach aimed at sustainable development  – focus on various aspects in the lives of children and parents to get long term results: strengthening the potential of children and parents, ensuring access to education and medical services, providing psychological assistance and support in restoring family relations)

Right based approach –focus on raising awareness and implementing children,s right, target group participation for effective lobbing, improving intersector interaction.

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For more info:
http://www.streetchild.ktnet.kg/index.php/en/

HAXSTRONG

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Haxstrong is a charity organization based within the Kaohsiung community. We provide emotional, psychological and financial support to individuals who find themselves in dire need due to unfortu- nate circumstances such as accidents or disease.

Our work began when Gregg Haxton had a terrible motorbike accident in 2010 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He suffered severe physical injuries which also resulted in great emotional and psychological trauma, not to mention the huge financial burden of the necessary treatments.

It was the love and support from his friends and the community what helped him on his way to recovery. Today, Haxstrong has grown to be an important movement within the community which aides other people in similar need.

Mission:

As Haxstrong, we aim to:

• Be a source of emotional support and encouragement to individuals and families who are going through difficult experiences.

• Help alleviate the financial burden that usually arises with tragic events.

• Assist people on their journey towards a full recovery from physical, emotional, and psychological traumas resulting from personal misfortune.

Vision:

Haxstrong seeks to become a pillar of unity and support within our community. We aim to be the medium through which people can connect, organize and help each other. Whichever the circumstan- ces, we want people to know that they are not alone; they have someone to count on.

Our work:

Creating Support Networks:

Haxstrong encourages people to get acquainted and involved with those in need. This involves occasional visits or simply the sending of messages or gifts filled with love and encouragement. We know that these small gestures – from friends or strangers – make a great difference to our friends.

Case – Specific Events:

We organize events around particular cases to raise funds and awareness on our friends’ situations. The events provide a channel to engage or keep the people already involved updated and foster our community support efforts.

Financial Aid:

Haxstrong distributes the money raised from donations and other activities among our friends currently in need. Unfortunate events such as accidents and disease already carry a big emotional and psychological burden. We hope that by aiding with bill payments, we can alleviate at least some of the stress of the situation.

More info:

http://haxstrong.org/