Boarding house and foster families
This programme deals with the orphaned children or those who are judged at risk from their families.
In fact, about 70 girls, ranging in age from very small to teenagers, benefit from this sheltered accommodation at the Centre. 200 children (boys and girls) are also cared for by paid foster families, who are monitored closely by our social services team.
A team of social workers manage the problems of the families in close collaboration with the local authorities. Their task is to find all possible solutions so that the children can be educated, following their studies in good conditions.
The social workers are responsible, among other things, to establish the reasons for absences from class, both at the Centre and in the outside schools, because of the risk of being sold for prostitution, especially the girls.
Even in the absence of particular problems, every social worker meets each family in his care at least twice a year.
In the case of urgent problems, all the children know the emergency social services telephone number by heart, which they can call day and night.
Psychological follow up
Since 2007, a psychology unit has trained our personnel to be aware of the difficulties and understand the problems of our students. It also ensures therapy for those who are most in need. Furthermore, it intervenes in monitoring of handicapped children in the special needs department.