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  • We work for the protection
    and rights of the child
    Every child should be able to grow up safe
    and be treated with respect
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    difference
    Helping People Affected
    by Disasters, Large and Small
  • Helping the children of the world

We are an African Organization

that works for the dignity of children.

This is the story of Omar Sow, now 28 years old. As a child, he left school early on to join the Movement of Working Children and Youth (AMWCY)

This is the story of Omar Sow, now 28 years old. As a child, he left school early on to join the Movement of Working Children and Youth (AMWCY)

ECOWAS Care Procedures and Standards for the Protection and Reintegration of Vulnerable Children on the Move and Young Migrants

ECOWAS Care Procedures and Standards for the Protection and Reintegration of Vulnerable Children on the Move and Young Migrants

The West Africa Network for the Protection of Children (WAN) is a vast network of State and civil society actors that has developed, over time, a common methodology for caring for vulnerable children.

The West Africa Network for the Protection of Children (WAN) is a vast network of State and civil society actors that has developed, over time, a common methodology for caring for vulnerable children.

A few figures on July 31, 2021

26378 Children and youth identified and known
13232

children and youth followed individually

42%

of girls among the identified children and youth

12,43 Years

Average age of the children and youth identified

62326 services delivered

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Support to internal displaced families
Through WAN, dozens of displaced families in poverty benefit from economic strengthening in Burkina Faso, for better protection of their children.
Alternative care for children: International Social Service (ISS) builds the capacity of foster families in Burkina Faso
Alternative care for children: International Social Service (ISS) builds the capacity of foster families in Burkina Faso
Donations to Maternity Hotels and CAEDs
As part of the fight against COVID-19, the International Service Social – West Africa (ISS-WA) has made donations to shelters for children difficulties in Burkina Faso.
The right to education of internally displaced children/youth in Burkina Faso made possible thanks to WAN
The insecurity affecting the Sahel has left hundreds of thousands of people displaced, including many children and young people. In the "9th" district of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, some large families are settled and live in precarious conditions, with food, economic, sanitary and housing problems. Sensitive to the situation of internally displaced children and young people and faithful to its commitment in their favour, ISS-WA, through WAN, set up in December 2019, as a matter of urgency, an initiative to promote the rights to education called INITIATIVE 1-2-3. A total of 123 of them have been supported in an educational project. Three months after their reintegration into schools, ISS-WA and the AMWCY organised a follow-up mission for these children and their families.
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