THE FERKÉ WELCOME HOME TAKES CARE OF CHILDREN VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING AND EXPLOITATION

Located in the north of Côte d'Ivoire, the Ferkéssédougou center is a transit point for children from other countries. Child trafficking is important there.

Strategic positioning in the fight for the reintegration of minors

Under construction, Ferké’s reception house is located in the north of the Ivory Coast in the Savannah region on the border of Mali and Burkina Faso. This center is positioned on the route of child traffickers and dedicated to the care of child victims of trafficking, exploitation and smuggling. They are managed by the Ministry for Women, Families and Children .

What are the specific actions of the Ferké center in the field?

  • Identification of child victims of trafficking and exploitation in order to welcome them to the center
  • Moral support from psychologists and social workers ;
  • Health care for the child to provide health care for his good physical health ;
  • Educational upgrading of children who have dropped out of school;
  • Introduction to professional activities such as carpentry, hairdressing, sewing and crafts.
  • Practice of team sports with socializing virtues.

This center has:

  • Social services allowing personalized care of children in psycho-educational and health terms;
  • Teams of psychologists, specialized educators, social workers and health personnel;
  • Dedicated structures including separate dormitories for girls and boys, multi-purpose buildings assigned to education and recreation;
  • Administrative buildings including a refectory, an infirmary and offices for the staff.

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reception centers are located in Ivory Coast

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billion francs of investment per center

TECHNICAL SHEET OF THE CENTER
FERKE

Implantation :

Municipality of Ferké
Region of Tchologo

Inauguration :

Under construction

Accommodation capacity :

80 seats

Services available in the center :

  • 2 dormitories for girls and boys
  • 1 multipurpose room for education and leisure
  • 2 activity rooms
  • 1 administrative building including a refectory, an infirmary, offices, a meeting room and two guard rooms
  • 1 playground equipped with a sports platform
  • 1 sports field
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