CHAD/TDH Project

CHAD/TERRES DES HOMMES PROJECT

Project title: Provision of child protection services to UASC and most vulnerable children in Borno State, Nigeria

Project Duration: April 2018 – March 2019.

Project Coverage: Bama, Banki, Damboa, Damasak, Dikwa, Konduga, Mongonu, Mafa, Pulka and Ngala

Brief description

This project, which aims to contribute to the overall protection of the most vulnerable children affected by the crisis in Borno state was successfully completed having the project goals and objectives achieved.

Achievement

6443 beneficiaries (1845 girls, 1876 boys, 1740 women, 982 men) were reached through integrated case management, family tracing and reunification, psychosocial and livelihood support as well as increased awareness on relevant child protection issues.

348 children (183 girls; 165 boys) UASC and other at-risk children received case management services across the ten project locations, through direct support from CHAD and referrals for services to appropriate organisations providing relevant support services.
194 UASC (96 females; 98 males) were placed in family-like alternative care and provided with basic survival needs (NFIs).
94 UASC (47 females; 47 males) were reunified with their families representing 112% of the target beneficiaries for FTR and having
84 UASC (100%) provided with post reunification support. These activities were carried out under the regualtion and approval of the Borno State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and other relevant authorities such as NEMA, SEMA where present.  
117 foster carers (13 per location) across 9 project locations (with the exception of Rann due to security breakdown and lack of humanitarian access) also benefitted from alternative care training on positive parenting, child development, child rights among others in their respective locations.
Same 117 foster carers received direct support from CHAD (NFIs; cooking utensils, buckets, slippers, treated mosquito nets, etc).
3235 children and adolescent girls and boys (1563 girls; 1672 boys) including other vulnerable children with protection concerns across the 10 project location were reached with age appropriate, gender sensitive and culturally appropriate psychosocial support
Trained foster carers now have a better understanding of how to better communicate with their children, identify and timely address their needs.
4 new Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) were successfully constructed, functional and equipped with PSS and recreational materials to enhance psychosocial support activities in Damboa, Dikwa, Monguno and Konduga communities alongside the provision of psychosocial support materials for the other six locations.
Strengthen engagement with community-based Child Protection Committees and establish new CPCs in four (4) locations (Damboa, Dikwa, Konduga, Monguno) where there was none in place.
200 CPC members (20 per location) including men and women across all the ten project locations now demonstrate improved knowledge and understanding of key child protection issues, evident through their positive attitudes and commitment towards the protection of children.
2822 (801 Males, 1535 Females, 204 Boys and 285 girls) adult and children were reached through community awareness raising activities.
CCPC now also play a significant role in the identification and referral of UASC and other vulnerable children to CHAD field staff and other humanitarian actors, and have expressed a desire to continue in that path especially with increased support and capacity building.