We currently have two incredible centres – The Dream Centre & The Set Free Project. Both locations work to create a safe place for the children who come to spend their day away from the dangers of their lives on the streets. At our Children’s Day Centres we provide them with a safe, fun and creative place to stay during the day. There is also a place for them to have a warm shower, and each child is given healthy snacks carefully prepared by our professional staff. During their time at our centres we aim to provide a holistic approach to any trauma or abuse they may have experienced. This includes art therapy, sports therapy, along with one on one support from our social work and Trauma Healing Team.
Children living on the streets and slums are especially vulnerable to being targeted by sexual predators. They are so impoverished, many individuals see selling children to the sex trade as their only option, or they are tricked into doing so. We came across a case were Sandra (not her real name) sold an 18-month-old baby to a Westerner for a week for only $25 (That’s the equivalent of £17.50).
We purposefully make our Children’s Day Centres as beautiful and fun as we can. The kids love to sing, play games and sports. It’s amazing to hear them laugh as they experience a taste of the carefree childhood each of them deserve.
We have been successful in rescuing and rehoming many families in the communities we work with. We class our Centres as a successful victim focused approach, seeing them go from surviving to thriving!