Our Plans for 2019 - and Beyond
The number of active armed conflicts around the world is growing - and so are the humanitarian needs of the children forced to live with the effects of these conflicts.
The psychological burden these children carry is growing in severity and complexity. Which means our response to their needs in the coming years needs to be more relevant and effective than ever.
In 2019 we will increase our efforts to expand the reach of our programmes. We will enter into new partnerships with international NGOs to deliver interventions of increasing reach and scale. In Colombia we will enter into new alliances to respond to the needs of Venezuelan refugees.
Our increased focus on relevance will see us explore new areas of programming - with a particular focus on youth empowerment. We will expand our national programme in Burundi thanks to a major grant from UNICEF. Our programme in Uganda will focus on youth employment opportunities for refugee populations.
The international expansion of our two flagship programmes will continue. A dedicated ‘programme hub’ will oversee the rollout of TeamUp in five new territories. Our ed-tech programme Can’t Wait to Learn will expand to meet the learning needs of increasing numbers of children.
The effectiveness of our work will increase through further development of our R&D-based Care System. Evaluations of three interventions will be undertaken in 2019 - Teacher Professional Development; the EASE intervention in support of older children experiencing severe distress; and the Caregiver Support Intervention.
All of these efforts will contribute towards increased opportunities for children and youth to build a better future - both for themselves and their communities.