Orphans and most Vulnerable Children (OVC) Project
September 14, 2022
We established the Yohanna Memorial Drop-In Center, where we are able to accommodate up to 50 children who are victims of child (sexual) violence. We provide psychosocial support at the center. The center is only a temporary shelter as we figure out how to reintegrate these children back into a safe environment.
We have been able to provide primary and secondary education to 12 OVC, which was one of the first NELICO projects and started in 2006. These children have just finished form 4 (O level), in 2017.
We have established a special telephone number where child abuse or violence as well as gender based violence can be reported. This information is then shared with local government officials and law enforcement.