DIRECT SOCIAL INTERVENTION

DIRECT SOCIAL INTERVENTION

This is the programme area where direct social interventions are rendered to vulnerable children and in some cases, their parents. It is never enough to propagate and advocate for a society where the rights of vulnerable children are protected. It is of greater importance to create an avenue for personal contact with identified vulnerable children who are in dire need of practical support. These supports take place in various progammes

  • Educational support: This involves identifying vulnerable children who are supported with school fees and other educational materials which are sourced from funders and partners. These vulnerable children undergo some assessment to determine their level of vulnerability. Thereafter, interventions are rendered in line with the organization’s scope of operations. Interventions include paying school fees, providing educational materials, enrolling children in after-school lessons in their locality and also nutritional support for the family. Under educational support, it is also the objective of Fair Hope to provided school building to communities that lacks such structure communities without a school structure are provided school building.

 

  • Home visits: At Fair Hope, we do not support the separation of vulnerable children from their family because of the founding belief that the psychosocial support gotten from the home front is important. However, we are also aware that certain home practices inhibit the development of children. To solve this dilemma, home visits are conducted periodically to ascertain the welfare of the child and threats to the development of the child. As much as depend on available fund, the family and care givers are supported based on the most important threat to the child. Where applicable, referrals are used to remove children facing extreme threat at home.

 

  • School visits: The educational progress of children under Fair Hope service is monitored through school records, engagement with class teachers and school administrator. Also, the mental and emotional wellbeing of the child are also monitored.