Providing Basic Necessities for Orphans in Yemen "Back to School Program"

Providing Basic Necessities for Orphans in Yemen "Back to School Program"

  • Overview

    Vision / description

    We are trying to help orphans and street children from very poor backgrounds. We aim to provide food, school uniforms, shelter and healthcare for them, as they are lacking in these basic necessities. By doing so, we aim to provide them with not only their basic needs, but with confidence and feelings of equality in their environment and in school.

    These orphans have no kin to rely on. Our intervention is crucial as it will prevent high school drop-out rates. Without an education, these orphans are often exploited when in search for survival needs. We also provide rehabilitation of street children by enrolling them in public schools or polytechnics for the acquisition of skills for survival. Our main partners are public and neighborhood schools.

    Project objectives

    We are trying to help orphans and street children from very poor backgrounds. We aim to provide food, school uniforms, shelter and healthcare for them, as they are lacking in these basic necessities. By doing so, we aim to provide them with not only their basic needs, but with confidence and feelings of equality in their environment and in school.

    Beneficiaries

    Orphans and street children from poor backgrounds.

    Current progress

    Our project is called “Back to School”, and is dedicated to providing basic necessities to the orphans and street children. By encouraging children to attend school, they undergo a educational process that fully equips them with the skills to be able to make informed choices later in life.

    We hope that the requested resources will go towards further development of our centre, further improving the lives of these children.

    Members of the public shall also embrace realistic approaches in the way they relate to street children. For instance, they will realize that like any other child, street children also need kindness, care and a forgiving heart. It is our strong belief that many children will be given an opportunity to explore their natural talents and ultimately, be one step closer to realizing their dreams. Through this, dignities of many children shall be restored.

    Through our guidance and counseling sessions, we shall be able to curb the spread of HIV/Aids by teaching the children to employ the right peer influence. This will in turn, greatly help our country. Drug abuse might also reduce significantly if we educate these children, and let the war be championed by former street children who were addicts themselves.

    Project URL

    http://www.majd-alyemen.com/eng/

    Sustainable Development Goals

    1. No poverty; 2. Zero hunger; 3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 10. Reduced inequalities

    Partnership types of interest

    Project funding; Provision of goods

    Regions / countries / territories

    Middle East: Yemen

    Detailed location

    Yemen, Sanaa

    Issue areas

    Children's Rights; Education; Poverty

    Disasters

    Yemen

    Partners

    Existing partners

    Our main partners are public and neighborhood schools. So far

    Stakeholders consulted

    Civil Society groups; Youth

    Preferred partner organisation(s)

    Business Association Global; UN Entity

    Collective Action
    • This initiative has a potential for scalability.
    • This initiative is seeking additional partners.
    • This initiative respects all dimensions of sustainable development.
    • This initiative is not submitted with commercial intent.