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HELPING KIDS OFF STREETS

World Vision's interventions for street children in Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia adopt a three-prong approach.

PROTECTING THE CHILD

  • Providing emergency shelter, food.
  • Forming coalition with local authorities and the police.
  • Educating parents and caregivers.
  • Equipping children with life skills and information about their rights and ways to protect themselves.
  • Providing access to legal and psychological counselling.

EDUCATING THE CHILD

  • Educational support and counselling since many street kids have no access to formal education.
  • Monitoring school attendances.
  • Giving them opportunities to access informal education at the centre, attending camps and field trips.
  • Providing administration/documentation services to help children get formal education.

CHANGING BEHAVIOUR AND ATTITUDE

  • Giving them vocational skills to allow them to earn a living.
  • Educating communities on protecting children from sexual predators.