- 40 children have residential care at our Juba-based care centre
- Iris Ministries, a partner organisation in Yei, has cared for 25 children since the conflict broke out
- We reunify children with their families where it is in the best interest of the child to do so
- We also maintain familial relationships and involve families in the decision-making about care for their children
- We provide extracurricular and recreational activities, and have many volunteers who come to do reading, homework, sports, arts & crafts, choir & much more
- The children make souk souks (handicrafts) which we sell on their behalf at fundraisers
- We have a child friendly space (CFS) out in the community for vulnerable children too.
- We fundraise yearly for the tuition fees for 600 children in the community
- We also provide these children with school materials and uniforms
- We ensure all the children at the centre go to school regularly in Juba
- We also provide extra tutorials for children who require it in our classrooms.
- We have supported several children to go to secondary schools in Kampala and Nairobi
We actively advocate for justice for children in South Sudan, against abuse, neglect, exploitation and gender-based and sexual violence. We do community awareness-raising activities on children’s rights, in particular focusing on girls’ rights to protection and education, as well as helping to build the capacity of the Parent Teachers Associations and Community Leaders to recognise protection issues within their communities.
In the individual cases of abuse, we support children by liaising with local organisations and government agencies to try and ensure that crimes are prosecuted and charges are brought against children, continually advocating. CCC is active in the Child Protection sub-cluster working group meetings and we coordinate closely with the Ministries, the United Nations (UN) and civil society.
- We provide vulnerable families with financial support for their children if they are unwell
- We individually manage the children’s healthcare at the centre and have a nurse who regularly comes to give the children check ups
- We support two children with physical disabilities and mental health issues to receive the best possible care
- At the CFS in the community we provide psychological first aid for children
- We run psychological first aid sessions at our women’s groups
- We have an in-house psychologist carrying out assessment and providing support to the children at the centre
- We provide livelihoods support such as our Kitchen Garden project for communities to learn how to grow and maintain crops
- We also provide vocational training for youths such as catering and housekeeping - more than 90% of them have jobs now
- We support local women and children to make Souk Souks (handicrafts) to sell at the markets including beaded jewellery and crocheted items
GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (GBV)
- We identify cases of GBV and refer them to the relevant authorities and provide protection at the centre if required
- We distribute ‘dignity kits’ for girls and GBV-prevention items such as solar lamps (making dark trips to the latrines / toilets, safer)
- We distribute household items such as pots and pans, blankets and bedsheets, and toiletries, to vulnerable households so that families are better able to support children at risk of GBV
- We run youth and women’s groups to discuss GBV, and create protection committees involving men to create a safe environment for children, their families, and communities