APT Action on Poverty

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We will target 4000 vulnerable children and youths, including orphan bread winners, young mothers and disabled youths, preventing exploitation from hazardous child labour, commercial sexual exploitation and drug trafficking by building safe, lasting livelihoods that put food on the table every day.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (290836)

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Location

Situation

The poorest families are struggling to recover after 3 decades of civil war in post-conflict areas of Eastern Sri Lanka coupled with the last tidal wave natural disaster. Infrastructure and the sociao economic fabric of the area has been destroyed. Children and young people have been the most affected having largely missed their education and other life skills. Young people now need to gain skills to maintain healthy living and make a future economic contribution.

Solution

Children from the poorest families, orphan bread winners, young mothers, stigmatised youths and young people with disabilities will be identified for support. Peer support groups will raise rights awareness and provide training including business skills, access to credit and markets. Health will be improved through hygiene awareness tranining. 35 self reliant, community based organisations will support young people to access their rights. Child protection is a strong element of this project.