Annual report 2011
- Terre des Hommes provides relief to Cyclone affected people in Orissa, India.
- In Peru held the first national conference on Trafficking in Persons
- Government promises action against Dutch pedophiles in foreign countries
- Bangladeshi projects make headlines in Dutch newspapers
- Foundation stone for new vocational training institute in Bangladesh
- Project Partner Koinonia helps flood victims return to school
- Terre des Hommes hospital ship no longer needed
- Flood relief in Sri lanka
- The Hague Global Child Labour Conference
- For a reinforcement of children’s rights
13 year old Nandini, seen in the picture above, never went to school. She works as a weaver to supplement her family's income. Thanks to local project partner Society for Human Education (SHE) Nandini attends non formal education classes for out-of-school children. Non formal education provides working children the opportunity to study at a convenient place, pace and time. Nandini is studying for her 10th standard diploma.
Terre des Hommes Netherlands mainly works together with local organisations on three strategies: (1) direct assistance, (2) capacity building and (3) research and lobbying, focussing on the poorest and most disadvantaged children in their immediate environment.
Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum (BSAF)
Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar (Child Rights) Forum, established in 1990, is a network organisation of 263 NGOs protecting and promoting the rights of children in Bangladesh. BSAF actively promotes the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The organisations mission is to stop child exploitation and abuse, access to education for all children, eliminate gender discrimination and discrimination of children with disabilities.To partner website:
As a network organisation BSAF brings child rights organisations together to work and advocate for a child friendly society.
Brother Siga Social Service Guild (BSSSG)
Founded in 1988, Brother Siga Social Service Guild aims to improve quality of life of under privileged people in the slums of Chennai and tribal villages in Kanchipuram District. The organisation envisions a poverty free society with justice and equality and works towards this by implementing education, community health and socio-economic empowerment projects. It focuses on quality education, empowerment of women, health and hygiene services, skill training and youth employment and livelihood promotion.
BSSSG runs early learning centres, study centres for quality education for school going children, skill training and employment for school drop outs, unemployed youth, men and women, preventive and curative health care services, women empowerment and economic development activities and emergency relief services. Beneficiaries are the people living in the slums, tribal people like Irulas (snake catchers) and Narikuravas (gypsies), quarry workers, unemployed youth, children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and orphans.
Terre des Hommes supports BSSSG since 1990. The organisation is implementing two projects with the support of Terre des Hommes:To partner website:
- Integrated & Sustainable Development in Vyasarpadi Slums (ISDVS)
- Quarry Workers Children's Development Programme (QWCDP)
Jan Ugahi Trust (JUT)
Jan Ugahi, which means "People's Realisation", was established in 1995 to improve the lives of people living in the slums of Goa. The focal thrust of the organisation is addressing the issues pertaining to the abuse of children and women of poor migrant families living in slums of South Goa through rights education, accessing government facilities through advocacy and lobbying. The organisation is particularly active for street children and other children in difficult circumstances.
Terre des Hommes supports JUT since 2008. The organisation is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes:
- Protection and Development of Disadvantaged Children and Empowerment of Women
Katharina Kasper Social Service Society (KKSSS)
The Katharina Kasper Social Service Society (KKSSS) focuses on improving the lives of the poorest people in remote areas of India. KKSS implements various health projects to do so: hospitals and clinics in remote rural areas and has dementia care, elderly care and leprosy care. In terms of education the organisation has early childhood development centres, primary and secondary schools, boarding houses, a nursing school, tutoring centres and adult literacy classes. Besides that, KKSSS has a feeding programme, a housing programme, starts and facilitates self-help groups and skill training.
Terre des Hommes supports KKSSS since 2007. The organisation is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes:To partner website:
- Ashalaya Social Centre
Quarry Workers and Rural Integrated Development Society (QWARIDS)
QWARIDS was established as a result of a group of youth who liberated quarry workers from bonded labour in 1974. This group of youth started programmes to rebuild the lives of liberated quarry workers and their families. What started as a movement is nowadays a professional society focusing on the holistic development of quarry worker families. The society's main objective is to liberate bonded quarry workers in and around Bangalore from oppression and exploitation by quarry owners and managers. This is done by focusing on social justice and self-reliance of the quarry workers and their families. The society implements various activities to do so, such as legal aid and support for quarry workers including formation of cooperatives, formation of community based organisations to fight for basic rights such as drinking water, mobilise government resources and start income generating activities, healthcare, early childhood education and non-formal education for working children.
Terre des Hommes Netherlands supports QWARIDS since 1998. The society is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes:To partner website:
- Quarry Children's Development Programme
Rural Institute for Community Education (RICE)
Established in 2000, RICE envisions a society where all children have equal rights to quality life. The organisation works towards this by enhancing the capacity of development organisations to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate education, health and socio-economic development programmes. At the same time RICE runs a model school, Mathagondapalli Model School (MMS), through which under privileged children have access to quality education and teachers are being trained in child friendly and child centred teaching methodologies.
Terre des Hommes Netherlands supports RICE since 2000. The organisation is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes:To partner website:
- Mathagondapalli Eduction Centre (MEC)
Society for Human Education (SHE)
Founded in 1986 Society for Human Education (SHE) aims at improving the educational status of girls, raise awareness in communities, improve socio-economic conditions of the poor and attend to their immediate needs like basic healthcare, sanitation and education. The vision of SHE is to improve the social status of destitute girls and women. The organisation does so by giving equal chances to deprived girls and women through (non-formal) education and self-employment programmes.
SHE's main activity is to provide protective shelter to children vulnerable to exploitation, including education and health care, tuition to school going children and non-formal education and health care to working girls and socio-economic assistance to families of child labourers. Terre des Hommes supports SHE since 2008. The organisation is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes:
- Prevention and Rehabilitation of Child Labourers
Society for Integrated Community Development (SNEHA)
SNEHA was established in 1994 to improve the situation of underprivileged children and women, focusing on Devadasis (girls forced into prostitution in the name of religion) and marginalised Dalit (people regarded as untouchable) and scheduled tribal communities. SNEHA envisions a society where everyone enjoys human rights peacefully. The organisation works towards this through education, health and socio-economic development interventions. It does so by improving the health status of women and children and the community as a whole, by improving the educational status of children through early childhood education primary, secondary education and by improving the socio-economic situation of women.
Terre des Hommes supports SNEHA since 2002. The organisation is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes:
- Education and Health Care for the Devadasi Community and other Poor Families
Society for Social Service (SSS)
Established in 1986 SSS aims to improve the socio-economic conditions of the underprivileged and indigent people with special attention to women and children. SSS works towards this aim through various programmes that include saving and credit services, income generating activities, awareness raising, health care for women and children, adult literacy, children's education, water and sanitation and disaster prevention and management. Through its successful microcredit programme SSS is able to fund a large part of its own projects.
Terre des Hommes supports SSS since 1999. The organisation is implementing three projects with the support of Terre des Hommes:To partner website:
- Mother and Child Health Care and Community Hospital
- Project for Children of Brothel, Ethnic Communities, Domestic Child Workers
- SSS Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Project
Society of Mother of Sorrow Servants of Mary
Society of Mother of Sorrows Servants of Mary was started way back in 1894 by five women promoting women's education in India. Right from its inception the organisation was involved in welfare and developmental activities, which include running various educational institutions mainly for poor children and especially for girls and children with disabilities. The organisation also has an entrepreneurs programme for women. The organisation started its work in Kalgumalai in the Madurai District in Tamil Nadu, in 1911 by establishing a primary school along with a small boarding home. At present the organisation is running a pre-primary, a primary, a secondary school, two boarding homes and remedial school for working girls. All these programmes of the organisation come under the Maria Natchathira Province which is the bigger congregation of Society of Mother of Sorrows Servants of Mary.
Terre des Hommes supports the Society of Mother of Sorrow Servants of Mary since 1995. The organisation is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes:
- Child labour prevention and rehabilitation programme
The Social and Economic Enhancement Programme (SEEP)
SEEP was established in 1985 to improve the conditions of socially disadvantaged children focusing on the protection, survival and development of the children, especially those working in hazardous and risky sectors. SEEP is a child rights organisation mainly working in the urban slums of Dhaka. The main activities of the organisation include early childhood education, basic education, health care services to the mothers and children, skill training, social and economic empowerment of parents of child labourers and awareness raising among the general people on the rights of the children. The organisation works in collaboration with like-minded groups and organisation in its advocacy efforts for the proper implementation of policy and laws on local and national lever to ensure the rights of children. SEEPs main goal is the empowerment and participation of disadvantaged and exploited children, their parents and the community, so that they can protect and promote child rights.
Terre des Hommes supports SEEP since 1996. The organisation is implementing three projects with the support of Terre des Hommes Netherlands:
- Development Programme for Street Children
- Protection of Rights of Distressed Children
- Development Programme for Street Girls
Trust of Nano Nagle School (TNNS)
Trust of Nano Nagle School (TNNS) was established in 1986 with the objective to educate slum children. TNNS has a vision of creating a ‘culture of education' among the slum dwellers of Goa through education of the slum children. The organisation aims develop self-confidence in the children and develop their individual talents and health. The organisation is particularly active in the education of street children and slum children to prevent exploitation of these very vulnerable kids.
Terre des Hommes supports TNNS since 2008. The organisation is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes:To partner website:
- Educated and healthier slum communities in Goa
Village Education Resource Center
VERC started as a project of Save the Children -USA in 1977 and registered as an independent NGO in 1981. The goal of VERC is to ensure participation of disadvantaged men, women and children in their development process. The main programmes of VERC include income-generation through micro-credit, water and sanitation, primary health care, education for children, making and propagation of fuel savings stoves, disaster management, community-based rehabilitation for disabled children, capacity building and research and evaluation. VERC places a lot of emphasis on developing practical training programmes by innovating new techniques, approaches and materials for the development workers.
Terre des Hommes supports VERC since 1996. The organisation is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes:To partner website:
- Protection of Children at Risk from Abuse and Exploitation
Women’s Organisation in Rural Development (WORD)
Founded in 1988, WORD aims to improve the situation of marginalized communities, with a special focus on women and children. The organisation focuses on health, education, environment and development.
WORD implements projects for women and children infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS, runs education centres for child labourers, supports poor and marginalised women with socio-economic development through micro credit and self-help group formation, has a residential school and vocational training centre.
Terre des Hommes supports WORD since 2007. The organisation is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes:To partner website:
-Malarum Mottukkal (Blooming Buds), a project focused on the overall development of children