Due to increasing deaths of people as a result of bomb blast, target killing and others here in Pakistan, so many children have been left as orphans with no body to take care of them and giving them support. Most of the children are left with their poor grand parents and some are left homeless hence ending up on streets.
The October 8th Pakistan earthquake was dubbed “the children’s catastrophe” because an estimated 17,000 children were killed in school buildings,an estimated 42,600 children lost one of both their parents and thousands more were separated from their families. Inaddition thousands of children were injured physically and psychologically and around 23,000 acquired long term or permanent disabilities.
Prior to the earthquake, mechanisms to prevent child rights violations and promotethe recovery and reintegration of children whose rights were abused were almostnon-existent in the affected areas. The breakdown of family and social structures, the displacement of children, lack of access to basic humanitarian aid, erosion oftraditional support systems and the loss of basic social services caused by the emergency further reduced coping options for children and their families. Extended family members took in the majority of child orphans but traditional care mechanismsof families and communities were weakened by loss of livelihoods and houses.
Girls and women without theprotection of a male relativewere left particularly at risk and without easy access to services or realization of their legal rights to property and compensation. Economic and social insecurity increased the risks of trafficking, early marriages, trauma, child labour, institutionalization and other forms of violence, abuse and exploitation.
- To spread the safety and self-defense awareness measures among children.
- To provide shelter, food, health facilities and education facilities to orphans and vulnerable children.
- Steps to monitor and prevent the reinforcement or re-emergence of traditional harmful practices, particularly in rural areas, such as child labor and discriminatory attitudes against girls by building government, media and community capacity, to identify and monitor risks, and establish protective systems.
- Capacity building of service providers to make mainstream and basic services more inclusive and to adjust community based rehabilitative services to the needs of vulnerable children.
- Advocacy for positive law reform and policy development needs to focus on issues such as the right to legal and administrative aid to ensure inheritance rights, social security with economic support in the form of grants, free education and access to health for orphans and the indigent.
- Strengthening of the monitoring, reporting and documenting of children made vulnerable to violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect, with government intersectional coordination and child and community participation built in.
We have a very strong goal of improving the quality of life of the vulnerable children and orphans through providing education, giving care, love and support. Additionally, it promotes empowerment of rural Community people in various areas affecting humanity
Our philosophy is based on the reality that every human being is a unique individual and that we all have a right to good health and basic needs and should access means to a comfortable life in one way or another.
The purpose of this programme is to reduce the suffering of the orphans and vulnerable children, build their capacity through giving them love, care, education and simple activities to do so that they become productive in the society.
The frame work for this project is as follows.
Once implemented the project is targeting 500 children of which 200 families will be represented. These will be orphans and vulnerable children from poor families. This idea is to provide a happy life to these children and to eradicate poverty from their families indirectly through providing sustainable education to these children.