CCT’s Village Hive plugs gaps in vital support services. A network of services ensure families have the resources to raise their children, preventing unnecessary family separation.
Where possible, these services are embedded into a public systems and facilities in a village to achieve sustainable change.
Many of the services in CCT’s Village Hive model are delivered from Satellite Youth Centres.
Working together with families to solve complex problems can take time. While CCT social workers are helping families work towards their long-term goals, vulnerable children are able to access their basic needs from a Satellite Youth Centre in their village.
Some of the services that are delivered out of the Satellite Youth Centres include:
- nutritious meals,
- clean water,
- hygiene and sanitation facilities,
- nurses to treat minor ailments
- social workers for counselling
- transportation to public school and home,
- school uniforms and supplies,
- tutoring and life skills classes,
- emergency accommodation for families experiencing a crisis, such as domestic violence.
Programs within the Satellite Youth Centres are inclusive for children with diverse needs, such as learning difficulties, disabilities, autism, foetal alcohol syndrome and cerebral palsy. Street children also access these centres while CCT social workers work with their families to reintegrate them back home and into school.
The Satellite Youth Centres have proven to be an effective early intervention measure to prevent vulnerable children from being separated from families to access services in orphanages.