With funding from UNICEF, DPO is providing protection assistance to 200 vulnerable children facing diverse protection risks in east and west Harargie zone of Oromia. After five months of comprehensive case management, DPO identified critical needs of the children and is now providing essential support.
So far, the project provided 300 children with reunification and recreational kits across three woredas of Gumi-bordede, Midega-tola and Kurfachele. The materials provided to the children included educational toys and scholastic materials to help them recover from the distress they experienced to ensure that children have the necessary tools for learning. Additionally, recreational kits containing art supplies and sports equipment are provided, encouraging indoor and outdoor activities that foster critical thinking, communication, and confidence.
The project will further assist the children with Socio-emotional learning support. Socio-emotional learning (SEL) plays a vital role in the development of these children. Trained SEL facilitators and community volunteers will conduct nine sessions focused on socio-emotional learning, along with eleven sessions on parental skill education.