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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Community Research and Development Organization (CRDO)

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Community Research and Development Organization (CRDO), Pakistan, is a multi -sectoral, registered; non-governmental organization (non profitable/non-political/non-religious), established in June 2007 under Social Welfare Ordinance 1961 (XLVI 1961) and in December 2009 under the Societies Act, XXI 1860, aiming to converge energies of young qualified, energetic and highly motivated professionals for translating the miseries of life into prosperity and uplifting the living standards of marginalized communities through means of sustainable development.

Mission:

Promote effective partnership among organizations and individuals through dialogues, exchange of views, resources and experiences sharing and efforts to build common perspective for eradication of poverty and human sufferings.

Values:

  • Accountability.
  • Commitment.
  • Excellence.
  • Innovation.
  • TeamWork

Vision:

A world, free of poverty, where everyone enjoys fundamental rights and human development to lead a life of dignity and honour without discrimination on the basis of creed, race, ethnicity, language, gender and nationality.

More info:

http://www.crdopk.org/ 

Center for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender, Family, Women, and Adolescent (CSAGA)

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Founded in 2001, the Center for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender, Family, Women and Adolescents (CSAGA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO) working for rights and developments on women and children. CSAGA hopes to become a pioneer among Vietnamese NGOs in using an art- and culture-based approach in preventing domestic violence, human trafficking, and corporal and psychological punishment of children.

Mission:

Increasing the capacity of women and children who are victims (or who are at high risk of being victims) of domestic violence, corporal and psychological punishment, and/or human trafficking

Enhancing awareness and developing responsibilities of communities, local authorities, social organisations, and governmental organisations to support gender equality and the rights of children and women

Advocating actively to create a favourable legal framework to ensure the rights of women and children

Acknowledging culture and rights as two important factors for intervention and objectives of all activities. 

Principles:

Approaching humanity from the cultural angle is a basic principle that CSAGA leans on to solve social problems. CSAGA prioritises the use of art and creativity to orient individuals and community to learn together and change actively. The organisation also seeks to effect change through the improvement of knowledge and skill on self-protection and community helping of women and children. Forms of arts CSAGA has used include role play, short stories, body play, puppet play, body games, etc. These approaches have been integrated into activities such as:

– Counselling

– Training

– Research

– Communication

– Designing and managing programmes

– Mass media intersections 

Activities:

One theme running through many of these efforts is the centrality of child/youth participation. For example, as part of “Improving informal education system for child laborers”, CSAGA emphasised communication, volunteer training for youth, and teaching and guiding activities for children. Communication groups were implemented through two major channels: the Voice of Vietnam (VoV) and cassette tapes. As part of the 8 months of VoV broadcasts, child labourers and youth volunteers took part as much as possible in helping improve the awareness of the whole civil society regarding child labour issues and the importance of educating children for staving off child labour. They assisted with the reportage of status and consequences of child labour, quoting studies on child labour, reporting (often live), broadcasting stories, conducting interviews, and receiving questions and feedback through air-mail (to VOV), email, and phone calls to CSAGA. Also, children’s groups and youth volunteer groups participated in compiling and selecting contents and style for 2 cassette tapes featuring details from the radio programmes.

More info (vietnamese):

http://www.csaga.org.vn/trang-chu.htm

English:

http://www.comminit.com/content/center-studies-and-applied-sciences-gender-family-women-and-adolescents-csaga