GHR's partnership with M’lup Russey began six months ago, and they are already returning impressive results. They have raised awareness of the new minimum standards of residential care for children among caregivers and government staff and built strong working relationships with caregivers who can now rely on them for further assistance.
In the past six months, M’Lup Russey provided training on minimum standard of residential care of children to four Department of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation coordinators and 33 residential care coordinators, generating interest in the community. Program directors have requested additional capacity building support in order to ensure the implementation of minimum standards
One family to which a child was reunified has benefited from the cooperation and facilitation provided by M’lup Russey and the authorities managing the reunification—the family was able to move into a new house and find jobs as vegetable sellers, and the child’s case was closed in March.
M’lup Russey has recognized that youth are key to supporting communities and vulnerable children, and are identifying activities to add to their programs that will build youth capacity by teaching skills, creating job opportunities and helping them develop into mature leaders.
The inspiring work of grantees like M’lup Russey brings us closer to a world where all children—especially those at risk of losing or without parental care—are living in a stable, positive, long-term family or family-like environment. To learn more about GHR’s investment in children and families, contact us.