Our Approach

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Utilize strengths-based and family-centered approaches that are adapted to the local context
 

Develop the capacities of children, families, and community volunteer networks for sustainability

Enhance the coordination of the program by working closely with the community and partners.

Use evidence-based tools to target and segment the most vulnerable with tailored interventions to increase resilience, livelihoods, health and mitigate poverty.

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We Create Sustainable Programs

Our partnerships with existing organizations ensures shared vision, resource mobilization, community participation, and shared responsibility. Ultimately, it means a child poverty relief program that is sustainable and deeply impactful for the children, their families, and the community we champion.

Our Clubs and Activities are established in these partners’ churches and schools, and our local partners make decisions about what children learn, the materials they use, and the activities in which they participate.

We Mobilize Local Resources

We believe local challenges are best solved by local leaders. Our community ambassadors identify and establish partnerships with ministries and organizations that already exist in each community, including churches and schools. In order to qualify as a partner, organizations must demonstrate their commitment to family and child engagement, committed leadership, and a focus on holistic child development programs.

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Meaningful Youth Participation

Young people, work in all stages of decision-making in our organization and can participate on equal terms with adults at a number of levels, or alternatively work independently from adults and make decisions solely with the involvement of youth voices.

Young people work on many different aspects of an issue - from identifying a problem or opportunity, to the development of a program or policy, to the implementation and evaluation of campaigns concerning young people. For these to be accomplished, mechanisms must be in place that allow young people to have an active role in which their voice is heard and respected. For young people participation to be truly meaningful, it must benefit them, their peers and society, as a whole. 

Children and the Community Have a Voice

We listen to the children in our care. At the core of our program is a system for feedback we call the Community Voice. Starting at age 11, the children we serve get to share their experience with our programs through an anonymous survey.

Our Staff use the children’s feedback aid the cause by adapting programming and engaging in constructive dialogue with the children about what they want to see change. We gather feedback on diverse topics, including conflict resolution, feeling seen and known, and the effectiveness of activities and programs at Omuto Foundation aiming to break the cycle of poverty.

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“Taking part in the survey made the children feel that they are cared for and that their voice is important and is being heard. With these surveys, the children develop confidence and self-assurance and it also helps us immensely in understanding the impact we have in every individual child’s life.” - Jonathan, Chief Field Officer

Engaging children in the CRC reporting

Engaging children in the CRC reporting process gives children the opportunity to share their own views, experiences and perspectives with the organisation and, furthermore, to engage in their own children’s rights advocacy. There are
many different, and equally effective, ways in which children engage in and have a real impact on the CRC reporting process. All of these are underpinned by several
fundamental principles:

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  1. Achieving meaningful participation by supporting children to have ownership over the process; ensuring children are involved in designing and delivering activities; and ensuring children are involved in decision-making with regard to the extent of their participation and the form that participation takes.
  2. Giving children of all ages and backgrounds, including the most vulnerable, the opportunity to be involved – by building on existing activities and structures to develop a range of initiatives and appropriate support means (financial and otherwise) enabling children’s engagement in CRC reporting.
  3. Establishing a process at national and local level that is child-centric and built around the needs and interests of children, including a comprehensive child protection policy which underpins every aspect of children’s engagement.
  4. Promoting understanding of the entire CRC reporting process – at local, provincial, national and international levels – both before and after the publication of the Committee’s concluding observations – to reflect the true nature of human rights monitoring, enhance children’s aspirations and to maximize opportunities for children to advocate for change.
  5. Planning for sustainability to ensure that children’s involvement in the reporting process has the biggest possible impact and supports long-term change for children at national, local and personal levels. This is also about mainstreaming children’s participation and engagement – through mandatory mechanisms so that CRC monitoring is not only reduced to a series of one-off actions. 

Since 2019, Omuto Foundation, a National non-profit (INDR163565751NB) focused on  education and community development, is working to empower youth to create positive change from within. Through programs focused on developing leadership skills, entrepreneurship, and civic responsibility, Omuto Foundation is helping youth become leaders and problem-solvers in their communities.

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