Legal guardianship project in Europe
Due to the observed lack of training for legal guardians of migrant children in Europe, Kids Empowerment is developing training modules aimed at improving the knowledge and preparedness of guardians. Our team has prepared and finalized modules on the international legal framework affecting the work of legal guardians, human trafficking issues, the best interests of the child, psychology & trauma, and communication & interview techniques. This work on the training of legal guardians has translated into a partnership between Kids Empowerment and the Central European University’s (CEU) School of Public Policy. Within CEU’s Applied Policy Project, students form the university have began working to prepare the country specifics and tool boxes for the training of legal guardians in Finland and the Czech Republic.
The E-Learning platform will soon be available from this page
Kids Empowerment is currently developing a mobile application to aid unaccompanied migrant children in navigating administrative & legal requirements for integration in France. According to Eurostat, there are between 8,000 & 10,000 unaccompanied migrant children in France. Upon arrival, one of the biggest problems they encounter is simply not knowing what to do. They come for many reasons: victims of trafficking, sent by their families, seeking a better life, fleeing a situation of violence in their household or their country. Some will benefit from family reunification, others will benefit from state child protection, others will not even be recognized as minors because they will have failed to provide proper identification. The point of the app is to provide these minors with all necessary information about the asylum-seeking process in France or family reunification process in a third European country and how to benefit from child care in France.
Child Rights Education Project with the Caserne Exelman
Former barracks in Paris, the Caserne Exelman served as a temporary shelter for many refugees. Kids Empowerment worked along with Aurore association, which managed shelter for asylum seekers. We partnered with them over the 2018-2019 period ro raise awareness about child’s rights through weekly education activities with children.