CCT’s Village Hive plugs gaps in vital support services. This network of services ensures families have the resources to prevent vulnerable children from facing adversity. Where possible, these services are embedded into public systems to achieve sustainable change.
Many of the services in CCT’s Village Hive model are delviered from Satellite Community 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 Community Centre in their village.
Some of the services that are delivered out of the Satellite Community 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 Community 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 Community Centres have proven to be an effective early intervention measure to prevent vulnerable children from being separated from families to access services in orphanages.