Family Program

In a context of poverty, children’s rights can be at risk. Most of the time, children’s own family became the main source of exploitation, violence and abuse (child labor, education through physical abuse and verbal abuse). Thus, youth face a challenge in finding roots to grow and in restoring the dignity of their parents as individuals, parents, and citizens.

Since 2005...

ACAY developed this program involving parents of School of Life and Second Chance beneficiaries to ensure their children’s successful reintegration.

ACAY supports the parents in:

  • Leading them towards a deeper knowledge of themselves and helping them to resolve their own traumatisms, in order to break the cycle of the intergenerational issues.
  • Bridging the gaps in the domain of education.
  • Rebuilding the parental ties.
  • Establishing a support system between the parents themselves.

This program does not exempt the parents from their role but instead helps them to regain a parental relationship adequate for their children’s situations. ACAY offers training modules, individual and couple sharing, family seminar and networking to other NGOs and government agencies.

    35 families are accompanied each year.

   7 Parents Advocates: Parents of beneficiaries who now train other parents and support the program.