Since the inception of insurgence in the North-East Nigeria, CHAD Int’l has played a major role since 2015 to ensure that the affected populations have access to better care and protection from all forms of abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation. CHAD Int’l has implemented and still implementing in these locations/LGAs in Borno State which include;
CHAD PRESENCE IN BORNO STATE, NORTH-EASTERN NIGERIA
PREVENTING HARM AND RESPONDING TO VIOLENCE
Our child protection activity in emergency works includes;
- Identification and registration of unaccompanied and separated minor, child survivor of GBV and other vulnerable children with protection concern for integrated case management.
- Tracing and reunification of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) as well as their caregivers/parents for onward reunification.
- Support Borno state Ministry of Women Affair and Social Development (MWASD) in the placement of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) in the community based family-like alternative care for adequate care and supervision.
- Strengthening families and communities child protection system: Children and their families suffer both physically, emotionally and mentally in the aftermath of an emergency. In responds, CHAD cerate’s safe environments for children through child and adolescent friendly space where children and adolescents can access psychosocial activities, support networks, life-saving information and be referred to other services. Positive parenting counseling is also provided to help parents/caregivers develop skills to cope with challenges. These includes; PSS activities, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPS) activities as well as Psychosocial First Aid (PFA).
- Holding of community inter-generational meeting which is aimed at identifying prevalent child protection risk at the local level, build consensus and develop local action plans/ strategies to address the identified child protection risk in the communities.
- Youth empowerment: Training of adolescent boys and girls on livelihood activities such as cap knitting, soap making, bead making, and bakery as well as other livelihood activities.
- Strengthening local system: CHAD works in collaboration with community based organization including community stakeholders such as community/religious leaders, local government authorities, education authorities, child protection actors and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to meet the needs of children and their caregivers. This is always accompanied by providing training and building the capacities of partners to support existing structures within communities that keep children safe.
- Building from lessons learned in program evaluations, research, need assessments and contextual analysis, CHAD influence policy, practice and budgets on child protection in disaster resilience, preparedness, response and recovery at the national and local levels.
- Advocacy, community sensitization/awareness raising activities on emerging child protection needs, right, building protective structures/environment, referrer pathways of network of available services at their disposal.