HEALING

1. Personal Rebuilding

Goal: Protecting young ladies, victims of sexual violence
and helping them to rebuild themselves

2. Rehabilitation and Autonomy

Goal: Helping young ladies, victims of sexual violence
to find their place in society

Opening of a 3rd Foster Home in Negros

Goal: a new Foster Home to protect young ladies, victims of sexual violence on Negros Island
in order to help them to rebuild themselves and find their place in society.

1.

Personal Rebuilding

Goal: Protecting young ladies, victims of sexual violence and helping them to rebuild themselves


Young ladies, victims of sexual violence, are welcome, accommodated and sheltered in two Reception Houses located on the countryside to allow them find childhood’s carefree attitude again as part of their personal rebuilding.

Profile

Girls and teenagers from 5 to 17, victims of sexual violence.

Those are native of various localities of Western Visayas (Region VI), which are made up of the islands of Panay, Guimaras and Negros. The young ladies come from a rural, poor and marginalized environment.

Average duration

3 to 4 years

Location

Foster Home at Passi (the Philippines)

Cost per beneficiary for this program: 2 500€

Reception

Arrival at CAMELEON’s as a result of a communication by social services.

Education

Getting up to the scholar standard, then inscription to state school. Followed by a special program for girls in a difficult situation. Tuition fees are carried out with the help of the godparents.

Health

Medical treatment carried out by physicians and a nurse: vaccinations, assessments, eyes and teeth care, etc.
Psychological and psychiatric support, individual, collective and family therapy.

Legal Support

Coaching by a law advisor, social services and social assistants from CAMELEON (length: 3 to 12 years).

Extracurricular Activities

Artistic practice, sports and circus to recover self-confidence, build a positive image of oneself and a sense of responsibilities.
Days out and workshops (cooking, sewing, embroidering, handicraft, IT, aesthetics, circus…) to foster skills.

Circus

Circus is an integral part of CAMELEON programs. This practice is considered therapeutical as it is rewarding, empowering, and allows children to bloom, experience wellness, have fun and build a positive image of themselves. Volunteer professionals of circus come from France each year as part of the partnership with the National School for the Arts of Circus in Rosny-sous-Bois (ENACR). Afterwards, the most skillful and motivated girls supervise the circus lessons for the rest of the year.

Families’ Guidance

Contribution reaching 8% of their child’s cost.
On arrival at Reception House in Passi, social services identify one or some relatives of the child (family or neighborhood) whom CAMELEON works with throughout the rebuilding process as part of its medical and psychological support.
When not dangerous, preparation to rehabilitation inside the family through meetings or stays in the family and parental advice.
CAMELEON also guides families with vocational training and a help to create income-generating activities.

Emergency Aid

Aid in emergency situations (mending or rebuilding houses in case of natural disasters, hospitalizations, death, fire…).

Further Information

Public services contribute up to 10% to the child’s yearly cost.
Lessons of nutrition, moments to make aware of prevention and hygiene and first aid trainings are dispensed to young ladies.

 

2018 Key Figures

Testimony

 

« I have suddenly been aware of smiles, love and feeling of acceptation which came out of the Center and didn’t find myself isolated any longer. » Read more

– Gabriela, 21 years old, laureate of e Community Agent master’s degree

 

2.

Rehabilitation and Autonomy

Goal: Helping young ladies, victims of sexual violence to find their place in society.


After an average 3- to 4-year stay at a reception house, about fifty young ladies are guided by CAMELEON until their rehabilitation in their family and/or their insertion in the corporate world.

Profile

Girls and young ladies from 10 to 24, victims of sexual violence, having been remaining 3 to 4 years in the Personal Rebuilding program.

Average duration

1 to 9 years

Location

Region VI of the Philippines (Western Visayas)

Cost per beneficiary for this program: 2 000€

Reception: 4 options

  • Return back to the family (if danger over)
  • Welcome families accredited by social services
  • CAMELEON’s Student Hostel at Iloilo
  • Separated student rooms

Education

Inscription to secondary school, university or vocational school with the help of the godparents.

Health

Medical treatment. Psychological and psychiatric support.

Legal Support

Fostering guidance by a law advisor, social services and CAMELEON’s social assistants (length: 5 to 12 years)

Extracurricular Activities

Days out and workshops (cooking, sewing, hairdressing, embroidering, handicraft, IT, aesthetics, circus, swimming, kick-boxing, skimboarding, etc.) to foster skills.

Circus

Circus is an integral part of CAMELEON programs. This practice is considered therapeutical as it is rewarding, empowering, and allows children to bloom, experience wellness, have fun and build a positive image of themselves. Volunteer professionals of circus come from France each year as part of the partnership with the National School for the Arts of Circus in Rosny-sous-Bois (ENACR). Afterwards, the most skillful and motivated girls supervise the circus lessons for the rest of the year.

Developing autonomy

Support by a career’s advisor to choose a vocational training or a higher education course. Preparation to job appliance (redaction of CV, training period appliance, etc.).

Families’ Guidance

Contribution reaching 8% of their child’s cost.
Checking their parent’s responsibilities by social assistants. Inspections are fulfilled to their house.
Vocational training dedicated to families, help to job appliance and to creation of income-generating activities.

Emergency Aid

Aid in emergency situations (mending or rebuilding houses in case of natural disasters, hospitalizations, death, fire…)

Further Information

They benefit from a grant for their everyday life, transport expenses and scholarship.
Discovery training periods are offered in companies, hospitals, hotels, restaurants.
Lessons of nutrition, moments to make aware of prevention and hygiene and first aid trainings are dispensed to young ladies.

 

2018 Key Figures

 

Testimony

 

« Before CAMELEON, I had given up my dreams for long since I knew I wouldn’t be able to achieve them. I felt empty… and I didn’t have enough money to go to school. Then, on the 3rd year of secondary school, I thought of marrying, like the other girls around me, to have a financial support. But seeing my friends working hard in the fields, under sun and rain, I decided to act differently. » Read more

– Julie Rose, 18 years old, 2nd year, university, teaching section

Opening of a 3rd Foster Home in Negros

Goal: a new Foster Home to protect young ladies, victims of sexual violence on Negros Island
in order to help them to rebuild themselves and find their place in society.

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