International Day For Street Children
Today is the International Day For Street Children. As part of The Consortium For Street Children we are saying YES to the recent release of the new UN Comment on the rights of the street connected child.
We believe that governments should...
STEP 1: COMMIT TO EQUALITY
Recognise that street children have the same rights as everyone else - And reflect that in the law.
STEP 2: PROTECT EVERY CHILD
Protect street children from violence and abuse and ensure children have access to justice when they are harmed.
STEP 3: PROVIDE ACCESS TO SERVICES
Enable access to the same essential services as every other child, such as hospitals and schools, so that they can reach their full potential.
STEP 4: CREATE NEW SOLUTIONS
Deliver specialised services and opportunities that tune into the unique needs, talents and challenges of life for street children.
The children we work alongside at The Kenyan Children's Project, are in extremely delicate situations. Over the years, following much research, we have developed a strategy through which we aim to best serve and reach street connected children in our area. There are many different facets to KCP Street work but a key part is Street School.
As an organisation we partner with and support the Salvation Army by our presence and assistance at their Street School. The KCP Street team teach two sessions each week here. The purpose of these sessions is to address some of the social / behavioural / emotional issues that the boys often face.
All our covered sessions are chosen specifically to help with transition from Street Connected life back to home life, as and when the children make the choice to return to their families. A typical session at Street School would normally involve around 15-20 street connected children per session. Alongside instilling invaluable teaching, it is also here that we are able to begin building rapport with the children enabling our ability to support them in their transition from the streets, to living in a stable home.
Street school is a place where all who attend are free to be like any other child. The sessions are full of creativity and fun with space for children to learn and explore, within a safe environment.
The effects of labelling
Understanding and expressing emotions
Building a protective support network
Protective behavioural therapy
Positive decision making
Choices and consequences
Reconciliation and Forgiveness
Thank you to all our Street Rescue sponsors, who enable the reintegration and support of children living on the streets. Join us as we make a stand for child equality! Please email [email protected] to find out how you can get involved.