What We Do

FSC has designed programmes to efficiently and effectively provide quality services to the street children in its care since its founding in 2001. The major programmes include Street Outreach, Child Rehabilitation, Child Reintegration and Advocacy programmes.

These programmes are need oriented programmes responding to various needs of the children:

  • Counselling

    Girls at Cibusa, the girl’s rehabilitation centre in Kitwe
    Girls at Cibusa, the girl’s rehabilitation centre in Kitwe
  • Recreation
  • Medical support
  • Sensitisation
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Home visitations
  • Prayer services
  • Income Generation
  • Crisis prevention, Management and interventions
  • Family empowerment.
  • Fundraising
  • Reunification
  • Family tracing
  • Skills training
  • Educational support
  • Street corner Education
  • Peer Education

Street Outreach

This programme looks at the provision of daily contact with street children both day and night to explore background information and establish why the child opted to come to the streets and map out immediate interventions.

Rehabilitation

Kawama rehabilitation centre
Kawama rehabilitation centre

The programme provides home environment to the street children who have been identified through the street Outreach programme. We have two centres, one in Ganerton where girls within the age range of 3 to 18 and smaller boys within the age range of 3 to 10 are rehabilitated, while the other centre with two homes situated in Kawama rehabilitates bigger boys within the age range of 11 to 18. The centres provide shelter, and other basic needs.

The home environment provided to them helps them live in a family set up in preparation for reunion with their families.

Our centres are open 24 hours a day and are managed by employed staff and volunteers.

Reintegration

The programme provides reunification possibilities of street children with their families or foster placement. Reunion meetings are planned, such as weekend visits to the family of the child with a view to familiarise the child with the family and establish a solid link.

Other needs such as educational support, skills training, and family empowerment are taken care of and continuous visits are provided to the reintegrated children.

Advocacy

The programme is designed to strengthen the link between the community and the organisation in creating awareness to the masses on the plight of the street children. The print media, electronic media, drama, meetings, workshops and seminar are some of means we use to disseminate the information.

Friends of the Street Children