Forgotten Children

There is a silent crisis taking place around the world

It is the crisis of the millions of missing children that no-one is looking for.

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What We are Doing in Pakistan


According to safe estimates there are around 1300 communities residing in the Punjab province mainly in the slums of the Lahore city. Penny Appeal is working in 03 counties and we are proud to share that our project in Pakistan titled “Protection and Promotion of Rights of Vulnerable Children” reaches out to street children in Lahore, helping them to achieve official registration, issuing them with birth certificates, and providing a non-formal education as a foundation for learning. This project has marked one year of successful implementation by transforming lives of young children across Punjab, Pakistan’s second largest province. The project target was to reach out 150 children from 03 communities and Penny Appeal successfully reached out to 153. Major components of the project include;


  • Right to Identity through Birth Registration
  • Basic Education through Community Based Schools
  • Awareness Sessions on Child Protection
  • Provision of Basic Health Services
  • Exposure Visits
  • Sports

Our Objective


To provide basic health and education services to three communities in Lahore.


Achievement


The project is being implemented in the slums of Lahore with the children from the communities in the provincial capital of Punjab. Some of the major achievements of the project are;


  • Education to 150 children
  • Provision of birth registration certificates to 153 children (79girls and 75boys)
  • 150 students benefited from child protection sessions
  • 210 beneficiaries including students, their siblings and parents went through medical health checkup



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What We are Doing in Lebanon


We recently completed a year-long project in Lebanon as part of our Forgotten Children appeal, providing informal education to children that had otherwise been excluded from the education system. It also provided support to their parents, as well as the distribution of healthy meals and regular hygiene packs.

Thirty children attended a whole range of classes, including Arabic, English, Maths, Sports, Hygiene Awareness, as well as receiving psychosocial support and taking part in a range of fun activities. Most of the children were illiterate before attending the classes, demonstrating just how beneficial this project has been!

An 11 year old Syrian girl told us, “I have always been really envious of my neighbours because I see them carrying backpacks every morning and going to school. But now I can show them that I go to school too!”

We are currently looking for funding to keep this incredible project going, so that we can continue to change lives in Lebanon!


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You can help to rescue the countless forgotten children that have no one to care for them and are out there, right now in the cold, living on the dangerous streets.


Thousands upon thousands of these children are living in abject poverty; most likely with no family to speak of, and they face a daily battle for survival. They’re extremely vulnerable to exploitation, which includes physical, psychological and sexual abuse, which is simply unacceptable. Instead of being able to play, laugh and just be children, they’re being forced to grow up much too fast.

Penny Appeal is setting up Rescue Centres in places including Bangladesh, Pakistan and Senegal to get vulnerable children out of danger, fast.


Orphans Morocco

Our latest project is based in Morocco: ‘A Family For Every Orphan’.

The project involves providing an outreach service to children living on the streets and others in vulnerable situations. Social workers will work with the children and their families to address any health or substance abuse issues, reintegrate them into formal education and work to find a care situation that is appropriate for each child, whether that be with their own family or with a foster family.

Robbed of their innocence and their childhoods, they desperately need your help to get off the streets and into a safe haven.

With many of the children being severely traumatised and distrusting of adults, we have specially trained Outreach workers who work to establish a friendship with these kids and gain their trust. Once at the Centre, they will receive food, clean clothes, medical treatment, schooling, counselling, and a safe place to stay.

Out of immediate danger, we then arrange the best care for them long-term. Wherever possible, we reunite children with their families, continuing to support them with food and education so they won’t be forced back into work.

Where this isn’t possible, we arrange for a permanent guardian to care for them as a parent would so these children can have a real chance at building a real and successful future. 

You can help to save these children.


Donate now and give children back their childhoods.