COMMUNITY SERVICES

SHORT DESCRIPTION

 

Vite-N-Hope educate the special, destitute & neglected children through landscapes, art & craft for their social & psychological rehabilitation by uplifting their self esteem.

 

DESCRIPTION IN DETAILS

 

is non political organization working in the area of Education, HIV and AIDS since 1993.

 

Mission

 

To provide HIV & AIDS awareness to the people having risky behavior and also best quality education to the commendable children through social, emotional, intellectual & development by escaping the bonds of poverty and raising their self esteem so that they may also became the respectable citizen of the society to enjoy their basic needs of life like all citizens of the society.

 

Description

 

Vite-N-Hope was originated in 1992 to generate the awareness about STI’s, HIV and AIDS necessary to the female sex workers (FSW’s), a group with risky behavior and has expanded to include their children to avoid there becoming ensnared in the webs of crime and terror. Vite-N-Hope has seven members board of directors and seven office berets who are also its President, Senior Vice President, Secretary General, Secretary Publicity, Office Secretary, and Secretary Finance. These office bearers are also its executive members. Its election occurs after two years.

 

Vite-N-Hope is registered organization with a mission to serve the poor and underprivileged people of Lahore through enabling environment having peaceful atmosphere. The initial focus was on STI, HIV and AIDS through its Anti Narcotic and AIDS Resource Center (AARC). It has expanded to include the children who live in the Red Light District and different population in Lahore and provides for the medical, educational, inclusive education (to both mentally retarded & physically disable children) and vocational needs of those children.

 

The targeted children range in age from 4 to 18 year of age (both male and female), the majority are very unfortunate, socially & psychologically abused having different dreadful practice at social level.

 

All these children are big challenging issue for us, because there are so many issues which are being created because of these children, as of this fall there are 4541 targeted children and 38 female teachers in thirteen schools (which was a UNICEF funded program from 2004 to 2009). Most of the teachers were very adverse, who were also domestically, socially & psychologically abused in the past & now after social and psychological rehabilitation they are serving as successful teachers in the same educational institutions. Vite-N-Hope School System has not only has provided rehabilitation services but has been successful as a career ladder.

Unique project for the rehabilitation of CSEC: The targeted children range in age from 4 to 18 year of age (both male and female), the majority are very unfortunate, socially & psychologically abused having different dreadful practice at social level.

 

All these children are big challenging issue for us, because there are so many issues which are being created because of these children, as of this fall there are 4541 targeted children and 38 female teachers in thirteen schools (which was a UNICEF funded program from 2004 to 2009). Most of the teachers were very adverse, who were also domestically, socially & psychologically abused in the past & now after social and psychological rehabilitation they are serving as successful teachers in the same educational institutions. Vite-N-Hope School System has not only has provided rehabilitation services but has been successful as a career ladder.

 

Vite-N-Hope has executing its project to protect the children from exploitation & abuse.One euro is a fortune - IKEAl

For the past five years VITE-N-HOPE had been receiving financial support from UNICEF to implement its project titled” Recovery and Reintegration of poor children of dependent families in selected areas of Lahore district”. After its successful completion funding terminated in December-2009. The Enabling Support Foundation (ESF) is providing its extensive services as a technical contribution in kind to this project.

 

Protective Environment for 200 children: The Vite-n-Hope Day Care Center in Shahdarah is supported by UNICEF through IKEA funding. It offers a protective environment for 200 children, all vulnerable to sexual abuse and exploitation. They receive education and counseling there and recreational activities to learn new skills are also available. “Most of these children have never been to school before, says Dr Ikram ul-Islam, president of the non-governmental organization Vite-n-Hope. "We support their recovery and re-integration into society.” Saba_from_Pakistan - IKEA

Objectives Vite-N-Hope School System:

 

To provide the appropriate curriculum to deserving children by involving their parents/guardians through innovative approaches.

To give orientation to all children under the age of 18 how to protect them from all kind of risky behaviors like abuse, violence and exploitation.

 

Clinical psychologist provides the psycho-social support, career & character building education to these children.

To provide the recreation facility to all children to globalize their vision to complete the main streaming phase successfully.

To provide the skills like art and craft, painting, drawing, garment designing, embroidery, computer training & mobile cell repair etc... (Goal)?

RSA (Rapid Situation Analysis):

A survey conducted by UNICEF and Vite-N-Hope, in October 2004 which revealed 9000 children have been involved in different social & mortal crimes, while more than 20,000 children are at risk in 35 different clusters in Lahore and all are out of school children. This study got the online recolonization by UNICEF, Child Prostitution-Pakistan.

 

Strategy: Now Vite-N-Hope has established schools by the name of Vite-N-Hope School System for deserving children of poor and helpless families in different target areas of Lahore with the cooperation of local key persons and stakeholders where beside the best quality education following services is also being provided.

 

  • Psycho Social Support
  • Vocational Skills
  • Recreation Activities
  • Referral Services
  • Job Placement
  • Inclusive Education

 

Achievements: Vite-N-Hope provided mainstreaming to 4541 worthy & Street / homeless/commercially, sexually exploited children (CSEC) of unfortunate families by providing them formal & Non-formal education through its schools (which were known as Educational and Counseling Centers- ECC's) from 2004 to 2009 with the collaboration of UNICEF. During this period Vite-N-Hope sensitized 7000 adults & young people about basic rights of street & deserving children of poorest families because street / homeless children are always considered to be the stigmatized group of people in our social set up & people think issues are not these children, but many crimes which occur due to these children. 152 children from different areas have been referred to Child Protection and welfare Bureau (CPWB) for the reintegration purpose & 31 children had been reunified with their real families.

 

There are thirty eight (38) women of very poorest families who were groomed through these Educational and Counseling Centers- ECC's, and now they are serving different educational institutions as successful & respectable teachers

 

Vocational rehabilitation of the CSEC: Apart from education, Vite-N-Hope moreover vocational rehabilitation of the CSEC and female children of underprivileged families by training them in garments designing, stitching, cutting, embroidery progression and handiness.

 

Participation of CSEC in activities: All these CSEC and underprivileged families actively participated in different speech, dramas, tubules, and essay and painting contests, which were organized to uplift their self esteem level.

 

Inclusive education program for special children: There are also mentally retarded and physically disable children in these different ECC's. For their psychosocial support and rehabilitation, Vite-N-Hope designed a comprehensive program of inclusive education with the collaboration of “Amin Makteb”.

Challenges:

 

UNICEF supported Vite-N-Hope to execute this specific project from 2005 to 2009. This is a unique project of its own kind not only in Pakistan but also in any of the Islamic state of the world. VNH provided exceptional services to all these children and CSEC. But there are many children (including children of poor families, special children, slow learners), who were interested to get admission in these schools. So VNH established Vite-N-Hope School System for the children of all classes. Institute of Human Resource Development did the assessment of this project Final impact evaluation report.

 

Vite-N-Hope School System is a dynamic program that seeks innovative approaches to supporting the children. During the last year six unique projects were initiated.

 

The Early Childhood Day Care Center had been established, to provide for the care of preschool children.

 

Six children from Vite-N-Hope delivered nationally televised speeches on CR in Punjab and National Assembly of Pakistan.

 

Documentary developed by Spanish generalists: Spanish generalists developed a documentary focusing the street children and teachers of its schools. This documentary was telecasted through all the Spanish channels to give orientation to the people of its different communities to initiate similar programs for the kids in Spain also.

 

An Arts and Crafts Exhibition was hosted by a local art gallery and many targeted children exhibited their paintings, drawings and crafts. (Many of exhibited painting/drawings are available at different social forums.

 

Online recognition: Vite-N-Hope has received online recognition for its projects by UNICEF (UNICEF Pakistan - Real lives) and an IKEA project (Soft Toy Campaign 2007).

 

Web site of Vite-N-Hope ca be visit http://vitenhope.com/

Different educational project executed by Vite-N-Hope can be visit http://vitenhope.com/Education/Education.html

Different HIV & AIDS related projects executed by Vite-N-Hope also can be visited http://vitenhope.com/Previous%20projects/Previous%20projects.html

 

Vite-N-Hope has many successful stories for the targeted children through its Day Care Center located in Shandra Giving At-Risk Children in Lahore a New Chance

 

Institution of Human Resource Development

 

Research Studies done by Vite-N-Hope

 

1:Situational Analysis, Involvement of Children in pornography. This study can be seen by visiting http://www.google.com.pk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CC8QFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fvitenhope.com%2FEducation%2Fstudies.vitenhope%2FPornStudyIHRD%5B1%5D.doc&ei=ABoHUqLDD8jEtAb0lYDYCg&usg=AFQjCNHjaQXoIg3eGgJLA-zSlkST79tn1g

 

2:Final impact evaluation report. This can be seen by visiting http://www.google.com.pk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CFUQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fvitenhope.com%2FEducation%2Fstudies.vitenhope%2Ffinal%2520impact%2520evaluation%2520report.14.01.10.doc&ei=-FsGUquAEeG54AThsoGgDw&usg=AFQjCNFPlk41OyE7zLlXVltjpvaqqX0XdA

 

3:Research study to find out the prevalence level of CSEC in Lahore, Pakistan was done by BLCC, which was funded by UNICEF in 2004. Vite-N-Hope facilitated to conduct this study

 

4:EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ABOUT THE PREVALENCE LEVEL OF CSEC IN LAHORE.

COMMINITY SERVICES

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CONTACT US

 

 

8901 Marmora Road, Glasgow, D04 89GR

+1 (800) 123 9876

mail@demolink.org

 

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