Project profile — Strengthening Community Protection Systems for Children and Youth in Kinshasa

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Strengthening Community Protection Systems for Children and Youth in Kinshasa - Overview
Doctors of the World
2018-01-18 - 2021-12-31
Country / region • Congo, Democratic Republic (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Health education (12261) (20.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (10.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Family planning (13030) (10.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (10.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Human rights (15160) (15.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (15.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services
Social services (incl youth development and women+ children) (16015) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Children's issues (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Urban issues (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to improve the well-being of children and youth in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through the prevention of violence against children and youth, and the improvement of services for street children and at-risk families in five communes in Kinshasa. To do so, the project supports outreach activities and programs that focus on improving services offered at protection and health centres, taking into account the particular needs of girls and boys. The project also seeks to improve key public policies for child protection and strengthen respect of their rights. The project uses mechanisms such as inclusive consultation committees to allow children and youth to actively participate in, and influence, the decisions that affect them and the type of services available to them.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include : (1) local institutions are more effective at preventing violence and protecting children and youth, taking into account gender-based differences; (2) families and communities adopt gender-equitable practices that better respect the rights of children and youth; and (3) increased participation of children and youth in gender-specific and equitable violence prevention and protection activities and services.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) 19 shelters (of which 8 are for girls, 9 are for boys and 2 are mixed) are operational and have welcomed 3,187 children (1,091 girls and 2,096 boys) since the start of the project; (2) 598 additional children (182 girls and 416 boys) received support during the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic; and (3) 1,058 children (393 girls and 665 boys) were enrolled in school and receiving an education, and 60 youth clubs had been created or revitalized since the start of the project. The project made it possible to fully care for 13,385 street children (5,149 girls and 8,236 boys), which represent 134% of the total target of 10,000 children.



Original budget $1,625,000
Planned Disbursement $350,000
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