Compass Children's Charity

Family reintegration of Street children-Nicaragua

Almost all street children we work with want to return to their families but need mediation and support to do so. We endeavour to reintegrate former street children back with their family. If this isn’t possible children will be empowered with vocational training & support to lead independent lives.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 April 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 April 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1073903)





  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy




In Nicaragua, just under half of the population live on $1 a day and of this, children are disproportionately affected by poverty, which leads to strained family relations, higher levels of drug use which is proportionate to incidences of abuse and are cited as the main reason children leave home. The project aims to reunite families and provide support to keep the unit together. If children cannot return home, support is given to enable them lead independent lives.


It engages families and young people with workshops focused on communication, emotional well being, counselling, strategies to reduce intra-family violence and provides support to children and families to improve relationships within the home. Approximately 85% of children who participate in the programme are successfully reintegrated with their families. It also provides training, practical skills and micro business start-up support, to assist in their journey towards independent living.