Family Strengthening Project in Kanaker-Zeytun administrative district
Within the framework of social-psychological component of the project, children are referred to different groups according to their preferences and interests, participate in excursions, organize visits to different cultural centers, such as museums, galleries, exhibitions; summer camps, group and individual consultations are organized. These events contribute to children's cognitive and emotional development, help them acquire new skills, knowledge, and create conditions for children’s harmonious socialization.
Within the legal framework, group and individual legal consultations are conducted, children's interests are protected in different instances, trainings on "Children's Rights and Duties" are organized for children and parents aimed at raising awareness.
Within the health component of the project, parents and children are provided with medicine, referrals to different healthcare facilities for research and treatment are done.
Within the framework of educational services, children are provided with stationery, compensation for textbooks; additional trainings are organized to improve their school performance. A logopedic service is provided for correcting speech problems. In the area of education, children are provided with the opportunity to continue their education in vocational schools, colleges. We closely collaborate with schools, especially with the multidisciplinary teams of schools implementing inclusive education projects.
To contribute to economic stability of the families, we organize professional orientation consultations for parents, referrals and pay for vocational training. Trainings on employment, as well as support groups are organized and working tools are provided. Due to this support, many families get the opportunity for economic stability, gain self-esteem and become self-sufficient.
Within the context of material support, we provide food packages, clothing, hygienic supplies. If necessary, we take care for the utility costs of a family, and improve living conditions.
The following courses are provided for the development of parenting skills: "Healthy lifestyle", "Types and styles of upbringing", "Age peculiarities of children, age crises, fears, child aggression and ways to overcome them", "Firm family, strong children".
Activities aimed at the capacity building of the community are also implemented within the framework of the project. Numerous joint events are conducted on the International Family Day, Universal Children’s Day, World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse. The project representatives are members of the Commission of Trusteeship and Custodianship of Kanaker-Zeytun administrative district. Cooperation with the child protection structures in all administrative districts is based on the solid ground. In our community, our project is one of the primary links for child protection because it effectively collaborates with all community structures and rapidly responds to the problems of families. For successful cooperation with local authorities and effective implementation of the project, our staff has been receiving letters of gratitude from the head of Kanaker-Zeytun administrative district, which is the best performance indicator.
The professional team of the project is involved in the process of activation of the local departments of social support. Social workers transfer their professional knowledge and experience to the beginners in the public sector. During joint meetings, the correct resource allocation methods are developed.