What We Do

Protection and support for children in the Lake Region

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Since 2013, the Lake Region of Chad has continued to suffer from Boko Haram violence and face an increasing number of displaced people. The situation is particularly delicate for children, whose protection is most at risk.

COOPI has always been involved in this area, supporting the most vulnerable through a variety of activities: construction of safe spaces for play, psychological support and socialisation, family reunification for unaccompanied or separated children, awareness-raising against recruitment into armed groups and on peaceful cohabitation.

Protection issues are not the only ones to affect children's physical, cognitive and socio-affective development. Fundamental rights such as education and health are not guaranteed by the state, which is weakened by a lack of resources, so COOPI is on the front line in the Lake Region to respond to this emergency.

Specifically, in the education and hygiene sector, it is improving access to and the quality of educational, social and health services with the aim of fostering the holistic development of the youngest: schools are a pivotal place in COOPI's action, which is committed to building classrooms, providing school supplies, and training teachers. By improving access to water and hygiene conditions in schools and health centres, it works to ensure that universal human rights such as access to water and health are exercised by all.