Welcome Home Programme
This project enables people to settle in a Kids for Kids funded village when they leave refugee camps. The project provides them with essential tools and equipment to help them set up home whilst ensuring that the existing community also benefits from their arrival by involving them in village life.
Kids for Kids
There is a lack of support provided to IDP's and their children once they leave the security of temporary emergency aid camps in Darfur. Emergency aid solves short term problems but we aim to help them return home permanently and feel valued within a sustainable community.
Kids for Kids will provide a Welcome Home Programme for IDP's to enable them to be self sufficient when they leave the camps and to integrate them into the close-knit village communities. We will incorporate the new familes into the exisiting Goat Loan Scheme that provides them with 6 goats. After 2 years they provide the same number of kid goats to another family. We will give both the new family and a village family a donkey, blankets, mosquito net, farming tools and basic kitchen equipment.
To fund Welcome Home Packs for all those wishing to settle permanently outside of the IDP camps.
Activities» Work with exisiting Village Committees to ensure that new villagers and those of the exisiting community are met.
Success will be that villages grow as new self sufficient occupants are welcomed and quickly become part of the active working community.
The project will ensure that a strong sense of community remains within the Kids for Kids villages and that new arrivals feel welcome and able to provide their families with a good sustainable life. We will demonstrate the success of the project by monitoring changes in the population of each settlement. We will continue to work closely with the Village Committee to ensure that existing families are not compromised and to ensure that the Goat Loan Project is run as efficiently as had been before
There is a risk that there is a decline in fundraising due to the current economic situation in the UK and that we are unable to fund as many new arrivals as we had hoped.
Funders will recieve bi-monthly updates on the project detailing the number of villagers benefitting from the scheme. Any issues that have arisen will also be detailed as a result of dicussions with village leaders as well as solutions that are in place to rectify these concerns.
Budget - Project Cost: £25,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £25,000 50 x Welcome Packs per family Providing 6 goats and basic equipment for families new to the villages
Beyond the vast camps across the endless scrub and sand, out of sight, there are countless families struggling to survive in the deserts of Darfur. Life is indescribably hard, endless toil, from the moment the sun gets up to when night descends. There is virtually no health care in any village, no veterinary care for the livestock on which they rely, and water can be many miles away. Clean water is a luxury, most survive on the water from hand dug wells, until they dry up.
Those choosing to leave the IDP (Internally Displaced People) camps in Darfur will benefit from this project. In addiition to those recieving direct assistance from the Welcome Home project the wider population of already established villages will prosper from increased community involvement and 'matched' funding for each new family settling there.
Kids for Kids has successfully run this type of project in Darfur for ten years. We provide grassroots conflict management through the provision of water, Goats, Donkeys, Health Care, improved farming techniques and more. All of these elements are via the training of the community so that they can run the projects themselves. This is why our projects work. We sit down with villagers who tell us about life in Darfur – together we work out what would make the most difference.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Founder and CEO. Patricia runs the charity and visits Darfur to liaise with the villagers to find out how their lives could be made better.