Somalia: including the most vulnerable children in their activities

education for disabled children
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Goals:- Building the capacities of Somali civil society to include the most vulnerable children in their activities.- Enabling non-State operators to identify, prevent and respond to child protection issues by delivering psychosocial support and rehabilitation services to vulnerable children.- This includes building the capacities of all operators and improving services provided to vulnerable children.Method:- Developing an integrated approach, promoting the involvement of the families of children and their care staff.- Fostering a favourable social and psychological environment by involving the wider community.- Strengthening dialogue with government and local authorities.Beneficiaries: 30,000 relatives of the most vulnerable children assisted by non-State operators.Partners: Disability Action NetworkLocation: Hargeisa, Berbera, Burao and Erigavo.Length of action: March 2013 to March 2015.