News of the Project "New Home"

From the beginning of the year 2016 our organization has been implementing the Project «New Home: community reintegration and psychosocial support of internally displaced children in Kyiv and Odesa oblast» supported by the EU.

 

 

Objectives of the project:

The overall objective is to promote and strengthen the involvement of civil society organisations in broader rehabilitation and reintegration programmes to provide recovery and psychological assistance for internally displaced children and children affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine

The specific objective is to improve community reintegration and psychosocial support of internally displaced children (IDC) in Kyiv and Odesa oblast.

 

Target group(s):

Internally displaced children, IDC parents, targeted Kyiv city and Odesa oblast communities where IDC are settled, psychologists, social workers, other child care professionals of state and non-government organizations providing support to IDC all over Ukraine. 

Estimated results:

1. Improved capacity of local civil society organizations (CSOs), other children-oriented local services to provide adequate psychosocial support to internally displaced children (IDC);

2. Improved integration of IDC within their local host communities.

 

Main activities:

- Assessment of capacities of CSOs and mapping existing local services for supporting IDC;

- Developing methodology and Guidelines for intervention for IDC and children affected by armed conflict;

- Trainings and webinars for professionals on developed methodology;

- Psycho-social support to most vulnerable IDC at the local level;

- Support to internally displaced families.

- Developing Local plans for integration of IDC in their host communities;

- Sub-grants to local CSOs to implement reintegration activities at the community level;

- Conduct summer camps for most vulnerable IDC;

- Awareness raising campaigns in communities to increase tolerance towards IDP/IDC;

- Best practice distribution and experience exchange.

 

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