Objectives and activities


War Child has defined nine objectives that contribute to this reinforcement. In each project from these objectives a selection is made that corresponds to the situation and the needs. In the country sections the objectives for the individual countries are evaluated.

Ugandan objectives on chalkboard


The nine general objectives are:

  1. Increased awareness of and increased support for the rights of children with their parents, guardians, teachers, social workers, psychologists, the communities in which they live and the public at large in countries where armed conflicts occur or have occurred;
  2. Increased awareness and support of the psychosocial development of children with their parents, guardians, teachers, social workers, psychologists, the communities in which they live and the public at large in countries where armed conflicts occur or have occurred;
  3. Increased capacity of (para) professionals (teachers, social workers, volunteers, guardians, parents) in countries where armed conflicts occur or have occurred in order to support the psychosocial development of children in those countries;
  4. More opportunities for play and self-expression for young people who have become the victims of armed conflict;
  5. (Re)building of social structures, rituals and traditions in the communal life in countries where armed conflicts occur or have occurred;
  6. More support for peace and reconciliation among children, youth, their parents, guardians, teachers, social workers, psychologists, the communities in which these youngsters live, and the public at large in countries where armed conflicts occur or have occurred;
  7. Improved quality of education for youngster in countries where armed conflicts occur or have occurred;
  8. Enhanced ‘life skills’(such as co-operation, leadership and resolving problems in a non-violent way) and ‘livelihood skills’ (such as knowledge about mines, HIV/AIDS and drugs) of young people in countries where armed conflicts occur or have occurred;
  9. Improved protection of children, so that their rights are not violated (for instance by reducing sexual violence or preventing the recruitment of child soldiers).

Ugandese mchildren and mothers

 

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