We create awareness of the real needs of orphanages, as a distinct subset of the general population, with its own set of needs, to be integrated into all governmental planning activities that will impact them .; Organize and participate in educational conferences, conventions, congresses, etc., that reflect on those outcomes.
We recognize the priority to reunite families that have become separated.
Through professional Orphanages, we will impartially determine whether each individual family-based (kinship) option is actually in the best interest of each child, on a case-by-case basis and the skills to work with Government and local communities to seek best solutions.
If it is determined that the kinship option is viable, then the Orphanage will encourage the use of counseling to the prospective family unit to help integrate the child, The partnership with Government and relevant actors will speed our considerations in the best interest of the children affected .
Alternatively, when there are no realistic options at hand, the orphanage will recommend that the child be retained by his/her acting orphanage “family.” By reporting to the Government
Child rights at orphanage
AFAO child rights and protection approach to care and programs Include;
- Right to participate in decisions affecting their lives eg children involved in deciding their own schedules, meal plans, activities,
- Right to religious freedoms,
- right to protection safety and privacy eg fitted with proper locks including on bathroom and bedroom doors, single sex rooms and adequate facilities to protect privacy while changing,
- Right to maintain close relationship with their family and community Eg,They have unrestricted family visits ie kins and that should be encouraged and communication on phone not limited to emergencies.