Sustainable support: PACOPE
Children’s rights at the heart of programmes in Niger
Niger is a victim of its landlocked situation, limited and rapidly degrading natural resources, recurring droughts and floods, uncontrolled population growth… These factors largely explain the country’s extreme poverty and repeated food crises.
The PACOPE programmes set up in West Africa are based on an approach that gives families a sense of responsibility, avoiding dependence on SOS support to cover the needs of their children.
By helping parents/guardians to develop their own income-generating activities and by offering them advice and moral support throughout the intervention, the programme increases their awareness, decision-making power and financial capacity. Parents/guardians are given the opportunity to cover their children’s basic needs (e.g. paying school fees, health, food, etc.) and to respect their rights to survival, development, protection and participation.
The Dosso region is located 130 km from Niamey, the country’s capital.
2017 – 2026
234 families with 922 children and 78 vulnerable young people from 4 communes of Dosso and their communities.
To enable parents to fully assume their parental role in an autonomous manner within a community that supports the respect of children’s rights.
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COMMUNITY STRUCTURES INVOLVED
Community structures made up of children and adults promote collective awareness of child protection and well-being and mobilise resources to help vulnerable children and their families.
They regularly organise awareness-raising activities for adults and children.
In Dosso, there are
Child Protection Committees
Village Savings and Loan Associations
Economic Interest Groups
active community structures
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