Unicef Project

CHAD/ UNICEF project

Date: July 2017- December 2018

Project title: Ensuring psychosocial wellbeing , care and protection for unaccompanied, separated and other children with made vulnerable by the the insurgency in Borno state, North East Nigeria.

Project Coverage:

Bama, Banki, Damasak, Damboa, Dikwa, Jere (Gubio camp, and Muna Garage), Konduga, MMC (Dolori II camp, Mogcolis camp, NYSC camp and teachers village camp), Mafa , Monguno, Ngala, Pulka, and Rann.

Brief description:

CHAD International with the support from UNICEF, works through a combination of staff and community networks to deliver child protection programs to vulnerable children affected by the insurgence in North-East Nigeria. As such this project work s to cover three (3) main program intervention areas:

  1. Child protection case management
  2. Psychosocial support
  3. Community based child protection

Objective of the intervention

  • Identification and registration of unaccompanied children, separated children and other children vulnerable children with protection concern for case management
  •  Tracing and reunification of unaccompanied and separated children with their parents/ caregivers
  • Identification and training of foster parents and stand-by foster parents to care for unaccompanied, separated minors and other vulnerable children in an abusive and highly vulnerable households who will be placed under their care.
  • Community based case conference of complicated cases.
  • Set up child Friendly space (CFS) and Adolescent centers.
  • Running children’s club
  • Holding recreational, social learning and creative activities in CFS and through the children’s clubs
  • Livelihood training of adolescent boys and girls on cap knitting and beads making.
  • Identification and assignments of CBOs/community groups for whom capacity improvement plan will be developed and implemented.
  • Holding community conversation and mixed community group dialogue on relevant psychosocial and child protection themes.
  • Carrying out community risk mapping (focus group discussion) on child protection.
  • Holding community inter-generation meeting to present risk identified, build consensus and develop local actions to address identified risk at the various communities.
  • Implementation of local actions to address identified child protection risk.

Achievements

Girls and boys with urgent child protection concerns were identified registered and the caseworkers ensured that they received age and culturally appropriate case management service through direct support and referrals to other agencies considering the best interest of the child.

For Psychosocial support, different recreational, social learning and creative activities were carried out in safe child friendly spaces, adolescent centers and children’s club to build children’s resilience and ensures they overcome trauma caused as a result of the insurgence and family separation. Community based child protection mechanism was strengthen through the identification of community based organization and establishment of child protection committees within six (6) LGAs who were trained to identify various child protection risk trend in their locations, develop local actions to mitigate the trending protection risk and supported in the implementation of the local action to address and mitigate this risk identified.