Objective: To protect sexually abused young girls and help them to rebuild their lives.
Young girls (5-17 years old), victims of sexual abuse are taken in charge by Chameleon, who provides them housing in special centers for 3 to 4 years during the process of rebuilding their lives.
Two centers located in the countryside, help them to return to a carefree childhood, by letting them dream, go to school, do sports and recreational activities that will help them build their future. A team of specialists provides them with medical, psychological and, if the girls choose to press charges, legal services. Sponsors of these children cover the costs of their education. Public services contribute to 10% of the costs of each child per year.
When they arrive at the center located in Passi, Social Services identify one or several relatives or friends close to the child, working closely with them throughout the medical and psychological rehabilitation process. CAMELEON also supports the children’s families, providing professional training and access to activities generating revenues.
Cost for one beneficiary in this program : 2 620 $
Path towards personal reconstruction
Girls and teenagers from 5 to 17, victims of sexual abuses
Foster houses in Passi (Philippines)
Arrival at CAMELEON after being flagged by Social Services
Health monitoring carried out by CAMELEON‘s team of doctors and nurses: vaccination, checkups ophthalmology, dentistry…
Bringing up to scholastic standards before returning to state school. Girls at risk follow a special program, funded entirely by sponsors.
A Psychological and psychiatric support is provided as well as an individual, collective and family therapy
Artistic, physical activities and circus to help rebuild self-confidence, build a positive image of themselves and become more independent
LEGAL FOLLOW UP
Guidance from CAMELEON’s legal counsel, social services and social workers (for 3 to 12 years)
Skills training (cooking, sewing, hairstyling, embroidery, handcrafts…). Retreats and workshops to help find their own path. Recreational outings.
When this presents no danger, CAMELEON prepares the beneficiaries to be reintegrated in their families through meetings, short stays with the family and parental counseling
Help in case of emergency: Repairing or rebuilding housing following a natural disaster, hospitalization, deaths, fire…
Key facts 2014
15 news beneficiary girls
7 girls suffer from a mental disorder
4 girls gratuated from elementary school
8 girls gratuated from high school
12 girls reintegrated with their families, or in their households
Plan CAMELEON Passi
“I was suddenly aware of the smiles, the love and the feeling of acceptance that surrounded CAMELEON’s center and I didn’t feel alone anymore.”Gabriela, 21 years old, Diploma in Community Development