The Faces of Family: Meet Hayat Sende’s Sultana Erbas
Hayat Sende strives to reduce the exclusion of children from mainstream society, which is the most common problem for children who leave institutional care in Turkey. Founded by young professionals who were brought up in care themselves, Hayat Sende identifies and promotes new innovative solutions for children under the legal care of the government. Meet their Networks and Platforms Unit Coordinator Sultana Erbas.
Changing Lives: Masibumbane Crèche
CINDI works with 60 community based organizations in Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas. As an umbrella organization, CINDI is committed to mobilizing resources to make sure children receive the care and support they deserve. Hear directly from CINDI below on how their ‘adopt-a-crèche’ initiative is helping give kids a better start in life.
When Carolina* was 14 years old, a 40-year-old gang member began harassing her. He said he wanted to marry her. He threatened her and her family. She didn’t feel she could tell her parents, so started making the dangerous journey from El Savador to the US. Learn what happened next.
Kids drawing competition: See some of the entries!
In celebration of all the little things to love about our families, we asked Kiwi kids what’s special about their families as part of our drawing competition. See some of the lovely pictures…and some of their incredibly sweet, sometimes giggle-worthy, comments!
The Faces of Family: Meet LSC’s Ron Gutierrez
Legal Services for Children (LSC) are a US based non-profit advocating for the rights of children, including migrants. They provide free representation to children and youth who require legal assistance on matters including immigration, guardianship and education, in order to stabilise their lives and realise their full potential. Meet their Clinical Director, Ron Gutierrez.
WIN: Drawing competition for kids
To celebrate the many faces of family, we’ve launched a children’s drawing competition with three amazing prize-packs of children’s books to be won.
Transitioning to family-based care in Indonesia
Muhammadiyah was founded in 1912 with a central value of helping those in poverty and orphans. Traditionally, their approach was to house children in residential care institutions, but together with the support of Family For Every Child, this model is changing.
Staving of Child Traffickers by Supporting Families: Rahmat’s Story
Rahmat* had a bad start in life. After loosing both his parents, care fell to extended family members who were struggling to provide for him. Vulnerable to child traffickers looking to exploit this desperate situation, a man approached Rahmat’s Aunt offering to buy him. Find out what happened next.
Intervention in Times of Instability: Preventing Family Separation
When JUCONI first met Elizabeth and her family, they were working on the street and struggling to make ends meet. Read how they were able to help, and why family strengthening is so important.
When Sickness Separates Families: Limited Services and Life on the Streets
Raju was just five-years-old when his mum was admitted to hospital. With no support services, his father struggled to juggle childcare with the needs of his ailing wife. Sometimes there was just no one to look after him and, encouraged by friends, Raju started to spend more time on the streets. Thanks to Voice of Children, he didn’t go unnoticed. Learn more about how they were able to help here.
Fixing Family Breakdowns to Build Brighter Futures
Valeria* and her siblings had a tough childhood. Their father was an alcoholic, an addiction he fed by drinking through the family’s savings. There was no money at home, so the children began to work on the street. Feeling the pressures to provide, Valeria and her sisters wanted to leave home. An intervention from Family For Every Child member organisation, JUCONI, offered another way.
Overcoming All Odds: Amir & Alina’s story
Imagine suddenly becoming the main carer for your nephew and niece, both under two. Now, imagine taking on that task when you’re barely a teenager yourself. This is the situation Alina* found herself in when her Aunt abandoned her children into the care of herself and the children’s grandmother.
Family Support: Communities Pulling Together in Crisis
Sonia and her family lost everything when the floods came. With limited means, they didn’t know how they were going to rebuild their lives. Find out how our partner organisation, Uyisenga Ni Imanzi, was able to help.
Breaking Barriers to Care in a Rwandan Border Town
Karisa is just three-years-old, and lives with her loving family in a Rwandan border town. An area where many families are reliant on crossing into neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for work, mothers are faced with an impossible choice.
Our Position: Trump’s Zero Tolerance Policy
Life in Nepal can be tough. Kiran’s father died when he was just four years old, and his family had to leave their small village to seek work in Kathmandu.
Baby Olivier Finds a Family
When Patrick and his wife Sonia got the call from our member in Rwanda, they knew that they had to get to the hospital fast. A baby had been found near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.