International Foundation For Vulnerable Children
The Life Of Every Child Matters
IFVC is an international organization that was founded to protect vulnerable children from individuals that pose as a threat to their safety and to help abused children heal through counselling and family support services. The foundation is out to place emphasis by all means that children are entitled to the rights set forth in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, one of which the foundation focuses on is the right to protection from abuse and neglect.
Child abuse is a social phenomenon which directly or indirectly affects most of the children in our society. No child should have to grow in pain, live in fear and insecurity or should suffer in any way. Every child deserves the right to enjoy their childhood. These are fragile beings who need to be protected on the contrary those they look up to for protection end up being monsters who take advantage of them, leaving these children confused, devastated and damaged.
Child abuse is probably the most traumatizing event a child can ever experience which turns out to be very destructive during the child’s later years of life, thus we support these children to be normal and functional members of society and protect the vulnerable ones exposed to violation.
As an organization, we were created to enhance child protection against:
- Verbal abuse
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Severe neglect
- Parental rejection
- Protect vulnerable children from harm and abuse by raising awareness among children, caregivers, (parents, teachers, family members, the community, policymakers as well as stakeholders towards child protection.
- Help abused children to heal through counselling and prayers.
- Provide a safe environment for abused children using foster care.
- To help victims manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy.
- To foster a healthy and safe environment for every child both nationally and internationally.
- To advocate with the Ministry of Education in African countries particularly to incorporate the Child sexual abuse issue in the curriculum and in text books as safety education.
How We Work
Our help lines are opened to individuals to report a case by simply dialing the child line telephone number. Anyone can use this line, either reporting for someone or a child who is facing danger could place a call, the lines are open any time of the day.
Joining forces with social workers to conduct research in order to show the real situation of child abuse particularly sexual abusein various communities and nations.
This is another alternative to the help line, emails are welcome from individuals or children who want to report a case.
Working with professionals to provide counselling to children who have been abused, and also the provision of therapy services with abused children and their families.
The Foundation will equally providethe opportunity to learn ways and strategies of protection from harm and abuse especially whenbeing left home alone or with strangers. These strategies would be taught duringawareness programs (seminars, workshops and support groups). Parentswill also be educated on how to keep their child safe, how to discuss difficult and sensitive topics with children.
Collaborate with the government or social service agencies to place abused children in foster homes or with families that will and/or can provide safe, healthy, supportive and stable homes for children.
Investigating suspected and reported cases of sexual and physical abuse and thereafter engaging in law prosecution against child molesters and pedophiles.
We’ve all seen the horrid stories of abuse on the news and videos circulating on social media of children being starved and locked in their basements, or beaten to almost the point of death or sexually molested by a relative or a neighbor. The stories are horrific, reason why Endale Edith decided to put in place a structure that would stand as a voice for these helpless children. Having been trained on Child Protection Awareness in the UK, she has equally experienced emotional, verbal and physical abuse from family and relatives at a tender age. One of the things that fueled her passion to ensure that special protection be enhanced to enable children to develop physically, mentally, morally, spiritually and socially in a healthy and normal manner and in conditions of freedom and dignity.
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