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Support for Dosso communities

Sustainable support: PACOPE

PACOPE   |   NIGER

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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.


PERIOD

2017 – 2021

BENEFICIARIES

23225 families with 884 vulnerable children in 4 municipalities of Dosso and their communities.

OBJECTIVES

To enable parents to fully assume their parental role in an autonomous manner within a community that supports the respect of children’s rights.

LOCALISATION


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

5
Child Protection Committees
4
Children’s Clubs
21
Village Savings and Loan Associations
6
Economic Interest Groups
TOTAL:
36
active community structures

To support this project:

All donations to SOS Villages d’Enfants Monde Luxembourg are tax deductible within the limits set by article 109, paragraph 1, n°3 of the law concerning income tax.

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