ACODO Community-Based Care
The existing policy framework of Specific Objectives for Alternative Care of Children is to reduce the number of children living in centres and orphanages through tracing, reunification with families, reintegration into community and group-home based care at the earliest possible moment. Orphanage care should be a last resort and a temporary solution.
ACODO believes that education is the bedrock for sustainable change, it is a basic right that no person should be denied. Education fosters self-confidence, self-sufficiency and tolerance towards others.
Education is the primary reason why poor families place their children in care. Most residential care centers offer education and extra classes. However, most centers also send children to local state schools or private school for high-quality education. Education was cited as a major reason for placing children in residential care.
The main goal and objective of the community based care is to support parents to raise their own children and send them to school. This is to promote the child welfare. We believe that nobody can look after the children better than their real parents or family members. Several studies have also shown that the placement of children in long term institutional care can have a negative impact in terms of development.
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