Mentoring initiative for unaccompanied older children

CWS Indonesia | January 20, 2016

Within the CWS PURE program for refugees and asylum seekers, our mentoring initiative for unaccompanied older children living in the community is showing positive results. When initiated for unaccompanied children who lived in the CWS-sponsored group shelters, it was designed to encourage peers-to-peer help with basic numeracy, literacy and English for new learners. Now, in addition to ongoing activities in both shelters, two more groups of 25 mentors and 25 mentees are active in their communities, where they live in shared rooms and apartments with some CWS support. As the need to protect and seek justice for these especially vulnerable young people and child grows, the Indonesia country team in constantly seeking, and finding, innovations like the mentoring initiative to expand and extend our reach.

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