Socio-political and economic factors can destabilize families. Through our community outreach programme we aim at creating greater capacities of these vulnerable families to attain economic and social empowerment and focus on a holistic sustainable development model that addresses the root causes of child abandonment.
Our Family Strengthening Programme helps us to keep the biological families together and touches the lives of nearly 25000 children across 32 locations.
Families experiencing crisis or extreme hardships may have difficulty caring adequately for their children, and often this can lead to child abandonment. Family Strengthening Programme (FSP) is a preventive measure whereby the families belonging to the most vulnerable sections of the society, those who are lost in the quagmire of poverty, social discrimination and are facing many other challenges to make ends meet are strengthened to avoid abandonment of children. Such families often belong to the below poverty line category and are caught up in the vicious cycle of economic, socio and cultural deprivations.
Under FSP, we work with families and communities to help them build their capacities so that children are taken care of and their overall development does not get hampered, thereby reducing the risk of abandonment. FSP interventions range from providing essential services to children, such as education, health and nutrition services, livelihoods for families and capacity building of caregivers and children to become sustainable leading to their self-reliance