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          the student with the opportunity to either find a job or set up their own business. A scholarship covers registration fees, all learning materials, a school uniform and the National Kenya Exam for trade certification.
FGM prevention program
To date, nearly 2000 children were offered a place in this structured program which is fun, safe but also provides for their educational needs. Furthermore, child labour at the countryside is prevented. With their children taken care of, parents can work and structurally improve their economic situation.
When ChildsLife begins working with a local partner or bene- ficiary the focus is on guiding and equipping them towards self-sustainability. With very few exceptions, the goal is for beneficiaries and local organizations supported to no longer need ChildsLife. Only by becoming self-sustainable the way out of life in poverty can be reached. ChildsLife helps communities, schools, local organizations and individuals to plan further and develop creative solutions for becoming self-sustainable.
ChildsLife implements greenhouse projects in a bid to sustain and financially empower schools in Kenya. The installation of greenhouses has proven to be an effective method to improve self-reliance and self-sustainability of schools and communities. Greenhouses provide a reliable source of income and vegetables especially in drought stricken regions in Kenya. Usage of green- house harvests is twofold: first for the school lunch program and secondly for vegetable sales so that profits can be utilized to maintain schools and purchase school materials and food,
      In 2019, ChildsLife launched its first FGM prevention program in Kuria in Kenya. Here we work with a number of communities and tribes to save 1000 girls from FGM. A wide cooperation has been set up with girls, boys, their parents, community leaders, schools, social service providers, Ministry of Education, Anti FGM board Kenya and even the police. Extensive course material has been developed with which the 2 program coordinators, the 5 field officers and the 2 nurses reach out to a broad target group to provide information and counseling, conduct personal conver- sations and workshops.
       Education Projects in Romania
  Young children in Romania only attend school a few hours a day, yet the country lacks afterschool facilities. That is why in 2008 ChildsLife opened its first AnneNoor Education Center for children aged 5-10. Now ChildsLife operates 7 centres, which open at
12 noon, after children have finished school, and run until 6 PM. Children are given educational and homework support, engage in all sorts of recreational activities and they receive a hot lunch and a snack. The centers are run by qualified teachers.
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