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                               FGM Eradication Program
In 2019, ChildsLife ran its first FGM eradication program in Kuria in Kenya. Here we worked 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 reached out to a broad target group
to provide information and counseling, conduct personal conversations and workshops. The school closures due to the covid pandemic posed an additional threat to some of the girls. ChildsLife staff acted swiftly and in addition to the program, a rescue centre was put up at one of the partner boarding schools were a total of 140 girls were offered a safe place from September to December 2020.
and a snack. The centers are run by qualified teachers.
To date, nearly 2500 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. In 2020, also the AnneNoor Education Centres faced a compulsory closure of 7 months. In the autumn of 2020, the Centres were reopened for restricted group sizes and ages.
  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
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.

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