SOS Zambia commences new NORAD framework

30-Jan-2020 | Programs and Activities | SOS CV Zambia

SOS Zambia commits to another 7,000 vulnerable children

On 25th January, 2020, SOS Children’s Villages Zambia launched the fourth framework of The Family Strengthening Programme. The community outreach programme, which has been in existence since 2005, has reached over 20,000 children and young people, with the aim of preventing family separation and child rights violations. Innovations on community outreach programmes include economic activities or income generation, financial inclusion models, food security measures and community structures enhancement

The Family Strengthening programme boosts household economic portfolios and leverages on the power of partnerships by working with community based structures, government and other non-governmental organisations to empower vulnerable families economically and with, parenting and other skills so that they are able to provide care and protection for children who are at risk of losing parental care.

In the new framework, from 2020-2024, the organisation is targeting to reach another 7,000 children from 1,167 households. With historical successes in Lusaka, Kitwe and Livingstone, the Family Strengthening programme will now reach families in vulnerable communities in Ndola, Masaiti, Mumbwa, Chibombo, Chongwe, Kazungula and Choma.

The new framework is a new grant acquisition from NORAD and will cover programmes that will build the capacity of communities so that they can provide sustainable safety nets for children who are at risk of losing parental care and vulnerable youth. Through these community-based partners, the organisation will facilitate empowerment activities for vulnerable families, in order to prevent separation of children from their families.  Working with government and other stakeholders, this period will see the implementation of inclusive education, financial inclusion, and other programmes aimed at promoting youth empowerment and employability.

The Kick-off meeting, which was held at Palmwood Lodge, was an indication of the SOS Zambia commitment to preventing the separation of yet another 7,000 children from their families. 

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