STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
ECCACHID provides school fees, supplies, uniforms, books and transportation.
Empowering Communities: Care and Assistance for Deprived and Vulnerable Children (ECCACHILD) Project targets and marginalised children in communities who have slipped through the net of government and social protection, by providing basic needs, education and health care.
ECCACHILD focuses on vulnerable and marginalised children in communities who have slipped through the net of government and social protection. By identifying those in serious need, AFAWI aims to ensure educational and individual care is provided. The ECCACHILD project will work to expand the capabilities of vulnerable children and their families, whilst also empowering communities to strengthen and monitor long-term progress.
AFAWI has been conducting interviews and assessments of vulnerable children in small communities in order to determine the needs of the children. From the initial investigation, it has been determined that some children are in need of basic educational and health support. Girls especially are likely to be out of school, AFAWI provides much needed support for school fees, school supplies, uniforms and transportation costs to ensure children have access to an education.
Some needs go beyond educational support. We are working hand in hand with local officials and medical practitioners to conduct screenings that can identify previously undiagnosed problems that children may have. With proper diagnoses, we are able to assess needs more effectively and help parents and guardians to access available resources.
AFAWI has identified the most effective way to provide support for some children is to empower their mothers/guardians. Working in conjunction with the Livelihood team, AFAWI strives to lift women out of poverty through business entrepreneurship. Go to the LIVELIHOOD project page to read more about how empowering women will ensure their children to get the education they deserve for a brighter future.
Registering students for National Health Insurance and providing access to free health care.
SPECIAL MEDICAL INSURANCE
Providing vulnerable children with special needs access to specialized medical attention.
Providing health screening and educate parents and students of the health services available in their rural communities.