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CHILDREN FIRST

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Children First, with assistance of USAID Uplifting Adolescents Project, has been providing an holistic programme focusing on remedial education, formal school placement, life skill, environmental education, counseling, child rights and skill training. This special educational programme has been catering to the need of 250 potential/street and working (high risk) children aged 10-14, since October 1997.

Poverty is the fundamental reason for marginalization of urban and rural youths in Jamaica. This manifested itself in low school attendance, increased encounters with the law, decreased ability to access skill training, and decreased ability to make choices that impact family health in a positive manner.

People
The Children First programme family profile tells volumes about the hardships of the families that Children First reaches out to support. Families targeted by Children First are often:
  • Kankusta DuoLiving in households where every one including children work or hustle to help the others to survive.
  • Living in cramped conditions without access to running water or electricity.
  • Household led by mother primarily, unskilled with seasonal employment, weak family structure and ties amongst family members.
head For these street children, working children and at risk children it's a chance to become worthwhile contributing members of society. head


Children First - Fostering family development

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