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Helping Street Children Return Home
Helping Street Children to Return Home
24.08.2011
As part of its commitment to improving the lives of street children in Africa, Retrak is inviting practitioners to attend its two-day conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia September 29,30 to share the knowledge and skills needed to work with the most marginalised children. The theme is ‘Helping...
Georgia: Military Shuts Orphanage, Staining Childcare Reform
21.08.2011
GEORGIA - an unexpected decision to close a state children’s home to make way for a new military training center has sparked fears that – despite progressive reforms – politics still triumph over children’s rights. IFCO member Andro Dadiani comments.
New York in transition: a better future for youth leaving foster care
New York in transition: a better future for youth leaving foster care
12.08.2011
Last year, more than 1,100 New Yorkers aged 18 or older left the city's foster care system. A few were enrolled in college. Others found steady jobs and affordable places to live. But many more were on the insecure fringes of the economy, without stable housing or income.
Child in Serbian institution tied to crib - Photo by DRI, 28 July 2011
Disability Rights International - Historic Victory against Segregation in Serbia
30.07.2011
Belgrade, Serbia--July 28, 2011-- Disability Rights International's partners in Serbia, Mental Disability Rights Initiative (MDRI-S), succeeded this week in pressuring the European Union to back down from funding the reconstruction of six institutions for people with disabilities in Serbia. The €5...
Spain to stop placing children aged under 6 in children's homes
24.07.2011
Children under six in vulnerable situations will no longer be placed in State-run children’s homes, and will instead be immediately assigned with foster or adoptive parents, according to a new draft law on child protection. Full story (Spanish & English): www.crin.org
New IFCO Board and Officers
23.07.2011
Following the International Foster Care Organisation's Annual General Meeting held on the 14th of July in Victoria, BC, Canada the new Officers / Board members are:President: Volodymyr Kuzminskyy (Ukraine) president@ifco.infoVice President: Jean Anne Kennedy (Ireland) youth@ifco.infoAdministrative...
Child Sponsorship
04.07.2011
Sponsoring a child in the developing world is a hugely popular form of giving. Millions of donors are linked with millions of children thousands of miles away. But this form of aid has often sparked controversy. Over the years, many of the large sponsorship charities have revised the way they...
Final report of theYiPPEE project - Young people from a public care background: pathways tofurther and higher education in five European countries.
04.07.2011
The overallaim of the YiPPEE project was to investigate educational pathways after the endof compulsory schooling among young men and women who have been in public carein European countries as children, and to consider how their opportunities toaccess further and higher education might be improved...

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