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NUTRITION AND FOOD SECURITY SERVICES

s many children participating in Afrika Tikkun’s core programmes have limited access to food, we provide daily meals. Where required (as verified by our social worker), we also supply weekend food parcels, emergency relief and school lunch boxes. Our vegetable gardens enhance the meals prepared in our centre kitchens, and also set a good example for community food gardening.

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

Our family support workers assess each child’s family and create a “Family Development Plan” which may include accessing government grants, developing parenting skills, family preservation, income generation and self-sufficiency projects. Special attention is given to child-headed households.

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

Primary Health Care services which include early identification and treatment for childhood illness through immunisation, growth monitoring etc. Health services are also extended to the child’s family members where needed. This includes provision of home-based care for chronically ill parents.

THE EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME

Afrika Tikkun empowers children, youth and their families to actively pursue their human rights across all our core programmes. Our Empowerment Programme ensures we remain true to the principle of “leaving no-one behind”. In this programme we focus specifically on children and youth living with disabilities and educate our young people on rights such as gender equality and living a life free of violence.