Rescue, Rehabilitation and Reintegration
In order to address the plight of vulnerable children and youth, the RRR Program uses a rehabilitation approach called ‘Street Children Association Model’. This model was piloted during the last strategic plan period (2006-2010) and it proved to be a successful and cost effective way of rehabilitation, reaching out to large numbers of beneficiaries. The RRR activities will continue to expand its activities through the Street Children Association Model approach, as provided in Undugu's current strategic plan 2012 - 2016. The model aims to transform and empower existing groupings of children and youth (gangs) living on the streets so as to transform them into responsible, productive individuals as well as organize their groups into formal and orderly structures.
The model is a 4 Tier transformation process, namely:
- Capacity building
Due to its success rate, USK is offering capacity building to other smaller organizations in East Africa to enable them replicate this model. These initiatives will continue to ensure that the children and youth living and/or working on the streets, as well as other vulnerable youth, grow into law-abiding and responsible citizens.
Embedded within the RRR program, there are small projects being implemented to address specific beneficiary needs. These are: