Help a Child in DRC
Help a Child started operating in Masisi, North Kivu, in 2018 as part of the Joint Response, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. In this joint program, Help a Child supported internally displaced people, returnees, and other vulnerable families to help them improve their food security and access to safe drinking water.
Right from the start, and even before that, Help a Child felt the desire to work in DRC for a longer time. And so, shortly after the entrance, an office in Goma was opened. From here, Help a Child continued and still continues, the Food Security and WASH interventions as part of the Joint Response program. Through agricultural training and the establishment of farmer and self-help groups, vulnerable households improved their income and food security.
In 2021, Help a Child DRC introduced the Kids at Risk program to improve the safety, resilience, and well-being of children in fragile areas in DRC. Help a Child mobilizes parents, community groups, and other stakeholders to jointly improve the situation and opportunities of children. Key principles from Help a Child’s proven ‘Child Centered Community Development program’, such as participation, inclusion, and community cohesion, are used to achieve this goal.
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