Annual report 2011
- 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)
Child in Need Development Association (CINDA)
CINDA was established in 1994 by our sister organisation Terre des Hommes Lausanne to support development projects for children. CINDA has its projects in five locations; three centres in Nuwara Eliya and two centres in Hatton. Three of these centres are on the tea-estates.
The organisation's goal is to help children and young people to face the world with confidence through its projects. CINDA works towards this goal through day-care, early childhood education, student learning centres and vocational training for vulnerable children and young adults.
Terre des Hommes supports CINDA since 1994 with a break from 2000 to 2008. The organisation is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes Netherlands:
- Countering Child Labour through Education
Gandhigram Santhi High School for the Deaf (GSHS)
Gandhigram Trust was established in 1947, the year of India's Independence, by two direct disciples of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhigram Santhi High School for the Deaf (GSHS) is one of the units of the Gandhigram Trust. The mission of GSHS is to provide physical and emotional support for the disabled by building confidence and capacity.
Terre des Hommes supports GSHS since 2008. The organisation is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes:To partner website:
- Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation
- Community Based Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities
Health And Social Action Bangladesh (HASAB)
HASAB was established in 1994 as a linking organisation of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance to support community responses to HIV/AIDS. HASAB is a leading organisation in the field of HIV/AIDS and prevention and control of sexual transmitted infections. HASAB works with most at risk populations which includes female sex workers, men having sex with men, injecting drug users, transgender (Hijra), internal migrant workers, industrial workers, dock labourers, overseas migrant workers, border crossing people and people living with HIV/AIDS.
HASAB's main goal is to ‘reduce vulnerability related to HIV/AIDS, health, gender inequality and other social development issues through an inclusive response'.
Terre des Hommes supports HASAB since 2006. The organisation is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes:To partner website:
- Continuum of Care and Support to the HIV infected and affected (CCSHIA)
Jagruthi (which means to be aware) was established as a registered trust in 1995 working for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STI) like HIV/AIDS among children, women, men and vulnerable groups and care for HIV infected and affected children. The primary focus of the organisation is to address the growing commercial sexual exploitation of children (both male and female), women, transsexuals, Hijras (transgenders) and men having sex with men in Bangalore with focus on STI/HIV/AIDS prevention. The organisation rescues and rehabilitates children involved in sex work. Jagruthi envisions a world where every child is protected and enjoys his or her rights; and leads a value-based life.
The organisation runs a home care centre, which houses children who have been the victim of sexual exploitation in the past or whose parents are HIV positive. Children who faced sexual exploitation need special care and psychological treatment, and the services of the home centre are tailored to meet these needs. Many of the children are HIV positive and the staff is trained to provide care, treatment and counselling. Jagruthi also provides counselling services to people outside the centre. The organisation raises awareness about HIV-related issues and addresses misconceptions and myths people have regarding HIV.
Terre des Hommes supports Jagruthi since 1999. The organisation is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes:To partner website:
- Identification and Rehabilitation of Exploited and Vulnerable Children
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
It started its work in 1992, by providing a safe place for 10 orphaned girls. Since then Jeeva Jothy developed into a professional organisation providing a safe place to 80 war-affected girls.
The organisation works towards the empowerment of war-affected girls by providing a safe home, education, life skills and child rights education. Jeeva Jothy has a special focus on sports, arts and crafts.
The organisation has been a pioneer for girls' participation in sports. Among others, it successfully formed the first female karate team in Sri Lanka and has the first FIFA licensed female Tamil beach football referee.
Terre des Hommes is supporting Jeeva Jothy since 1994. The organisation is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes Netherlands:
- Jeeva Jothy Home
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
In the early nineties heavy fights between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan army in the Batticaloa district disrupted the peaceful lives of the rural communities. Thousands of people lost their lives; hundred thousand lost their houses and livelihoods. People fled to areas where the fights were less disturbing. A group of friends in Batticaloa started to help some of these refugees. In 1995 Koinonia was established as a result of this initiative.
Koinonia runs several projects such as a psychosocial project for war affected children, early childhood education, children's homes and a crisis centre for women and girls.
Terre des Hommes supports Koinonia since 1995. The organisation is implementing two project with the support of Terre des Hommes:To partner website:
- Psychosocial Programme for War Affected Children
- Crisis Centre for Abused Women and Girls
Makandura Rural Project (MRP)
Makandura Rural Projects was established in 1986 under the leadership of a social worker supporting children in difficult circumstances. In the process of programme implementation at small scale, the organisation assisted abused, abandoned and neglected children along with the local unemployed and homeless young people of Makandura villages and its surrounding.
The main goal is "to assist the poorest children, who have suffered all forms of abuse, and deprived youths and less fortunate families to become productive and responsible citizens, and to improve the lives and livelihoods of ill-fated members of the local community." Terre des Hommes supports Makandura Rural Projects since 1988.
The organisation is implementing two projects with the support of Terre des Hommes Netherlands:
- Dikkelle Children's Centre
- Vocational Training Centre and Community Development
Mencafep was established in 1988 under the leadership of social workers and six disabled children and their families. During community work with an unemployed women's group it was discovered that there were no facilities for disabled children. Mencafep was started to address the various needs of disabled children and young people and their families.
The main goal of Mencafep is to deliver quality non-institutional care for disabled children in the day centre and their environment (community based rehabilitation) and to educate the parents and the community on disability. By doing so, Mencafep aims to achieve its goal that disabled children and young people live in and are part of their own communities with dignity.
Terre des Hommes supports Mencafep since 1990. The organisation is implementing two projects with the support of Terre des Hommes:To partner website:
- Mentally Handicapped Children and Families Project in Nuwara Eliya
- Children and Youth with Special Needs and Intellectually Challenged project in Batticaloa
People’s Oriented Programme Implementation (POPI)
POPI was established in 1986 with the objective to alleviate poverty and empower poor and disadvantaged people through saving and credit schemes. POPIs programmes include education, preventive and curative health care, agriculture and livestock, environmental development, disaster management, promotion of human rights and development of marginalised families.
Terre des Hommes supports POPI since 1995. The organisation is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes:To partner website:
- Children Education Programme (CEP)
Professional Psychological Counselling Centre (PPCC)
In 1993 the Jesuits established the Professional Psychological Counselling Centre to support war victims.
PPCC gives counselling to war-affected and other traumatised children and adults, trains social workers and staff of other NGOs. The organisation runs alternative safe homes for war affected children and ex child combatants. It provides comprehensive, therapeutic, residential care and vocational training.
The overall goal of PPCC is for children and their families to live in harmony and free of fear in their communities.
Terre des Hommes is supporting PPCC since 1993. The organisation is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes Netherlands:
- Reintegration of war-affected children and former child-combatants
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
Rishilpi was founded in 1977 to improve the lives of the Rishi caste. ‘Rishilpi' is formed from two Bengali words, ‘Rishi', denoting the caste, and ‘shilpi', meaning artist or craftsman. Rishi, traditionally leather workers, for centuries have lived at the margins of Bengali society. Generally landless, with no easy access to schools, many struggled in a continual search for work to survive. By giving these artisans education and employment, Rishilpi helps them breach barriers confronting them in society. In addition to income generation, Rishilpi conducts relief and development work in rural Bangladesh communities. Benefits to artisans include education sponsorship, health care, microcredit savings programs and early marriage prevention support for their adolescent daughters.
Terre des Hommes supports Rishilpi since 1998. The organisation is implementing two projects with the support of Terre des Hommes:To partner website:
- Education for underprivileged children
- Rehabilitation for disabled children
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)
Small Fishers Federation Lanka (SFFL)
In 1992 the Small Fishers Federation Lanka (SFFL) was set up as a development network of small-scale fisher communities in Sri Lanka. Small scale fishers are one of the most socially and economically vulnerable groups. As an umbrella organisation the Federation is conducting economic, social, health and educational programmes to strengthen and empower the small fisher community on self-reliance in four districts.
The main goal is to improve social and economic living conditions of deprived families of fisher communities in four districts, Hambantota, Matara, Moneragela and Puttalam.
Terre des Hommes supports SFFL since 1994. The organisation is implementing six projects with the support of Terre des Hommes:To partner website:
- Hambantota District Development Project
- Matara District Development Project
- Moneragela District Development Project
- Puttalam District Development Project
- Socio-economic Development Capacity Building Project
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
St. Joseph Technical Institute (SJTI)
Established in 1978, SJTI is part of the Belgian Brothers of Charity. The aim of this congregation is to care for the younger generation, the needy and the very poor. To achieve this aim, the congregation undertakes educational activities among the general public, it runs schools, orphanages, farms and other educational, training and charitable institutions.
The aim of the SJTI is to produce young skilled technicians by transferring knowledge, operative skills and crafts as well as social skills.
Terre des Hommes supports SJTI since 1995. The organisation is implementing one project with the support of Terre des Hommes Netherlands which has the same name as the organisation:
- St. Joseph Technical Institute
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
UVA Socio Economic and Community Development Centre (USCOD)
The main goal of USCOD Centre is to empower the people of Uva to participate in their own development and growth. The organisation aims to achieve this goal through various projects such as peace projects, psycho-social projects, early childhood development projects, human development projects, scholarships, human rights projects, child rights and child protection projects and vocational training.
Terre des Hommes Netherlands supports USCOD since 1990. The organisation is implementing two projects with the support of Terre des Hommes:To partner website:
- Support to School Children of UVA
- St. Anthony's Technical Institute (SATI)
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