Sustainable support: PACOPE
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Children’s rights at the heart of programmes in Guinea
N’Zérékoré, in the far south-east of the country, is located in Forest Guinea, a region notorious for the exploitation of children on coffee plantations and other agricultural fields. In this region, there is a high rate of child victims of the worst forms of labour, but also of abandoned children and children who are victims of cross-border trafficking.
The PACOPE programmes implemented in West Africa are based on an empowering approach, avoiding families’ 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 empowered to meet their children’s basic needs (e.g. paying for school, health, food, etc.) and to respect their rights to survival, development, protection and participation.
2017 – 2021
955 beneficiaries including 157 guardians, 720 children (342 girls, 378 boys) and 78 young people (41 girls, 47 boys) in the town of N’Zérékoré and the surrounding area 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 support vulnerable children and their families.
They regularly organise awareness-raising activities for adults and children.
In N’Zérékoré, there are
Local Councils for Children and Families for the protection of children
Village Savings and Credit Associations
Economic Interest Groups
active community structures
To support this project :
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