ACAY Mission Philippines and the VTA Centre share their experience and knowledge on the protection of vulnerable children in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Kinshasa, August 9, 2018
The partners ACAY Missions Philippines and VTA Centre met in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), from 9 to 20 August to share their experiences and expertise around the level of care of vulnerable girls.
They first met in 2017 at the AMADE plenary conference, where they could exchange about the similarity between the profiles of their beneficiaries and activities.
This meeting in Kinshasa will allow the strengthening of VTA team skills so it can improve the level of care and reintegration of vulnerable girls.
Since 2014, AMADE and VTA Centre have been partners in the DRC around the protection and care of vulnerable girls, including those accused of witchcraft, a practice that affects nearly 25,000 children in Kinshasa.
Since 2016, AMADE and ACAY have been working together in the Philippines on the School of Life project to support the recovering and reintegration of girls who were victims of abuse, exploitation, and violence.
After 20 years working in the Philippines, ACAY became one of the key actors in the fields of care and reintegration of vulnerable children. In addition, the School of Life project has just been accredited at Level 2 by the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development, once again its quality being recognised.
Click here to find out about the project "Supporting and reintegrating young street girls accused of witchcraft" in partnership with VTA Center.
Click here to find out about the project "School of Life - Supporting recovery and reintegration of girls who are victims of abuse, exploitation, and violence," in partnership with ACAY.