Migration route project

Ce nouveau projet dénommer provisoirement « Enfants et Jeunes sur les routes migratoires en Afrique du Nord et de l’Ouest », est financer par Le gouvernement suisse (Confédération Suisse, Département Fédéral des Affaires Etrangères (DFAE), Département du Développement et de la Coopération (DDC) qui a décidé de participer sur du long terme à la protection des jeunes et des enfants sur les routes migratoires. De renforcer l’accès à l’éducation et aux opportunités de formations et d’emploi.

Elle est mise en œuvre par le consortium Helvetas, Terre des Homme, GIZ, avec un groupe de partenaires dont MAEJT, Enda JA, SSI-AO, MDM, MMC et SSI international. Le projet est sectionné en 3 phase dont une phase préparatoire, une 1ère phase de mise en œuvre et une 2eme phase le tout pour une durée de 12ans a conter de 2021. Le MAEJT avec son structure d’appui Enda JA interviennes de maniérer transversale sur tous ce qui est protection, autonomisation, éducation, formation professionnelle et participations des enfants et jeunes en mobilité dans ce projet 

Since the foundation of AMWCY in July 1994, the AMWCY thrive to ensure the protection of her members including the peers and friends in the various communities especially the marginalize ones. 

The movement having working with divers children and young people in the aim to ameliorate their living condition, protecting themselves and their peers. Nevertheless, WCY2s carried out so many actions with other children in their home villages and cities and, since that period, 460 Associations (AWCY3) are active and assuring the protection of their fellow despite the situation of the children they are in contact with. All along this journey of life, especially for children and young people, they are exposed to numerous dangers of which sexual exploitation, economic exploitation and abuses are among 2/5 first consequences attached to migration. Many more children and young people are exposed to this phenomenon in the working place, school, village and their daily habitation. Trending on the information as a result of discussion had with the WCYs of recent about SEOC, SGBV, VAC and economic exploitation of a child, they exclaimed that the children themselves are not listened to and there are many out there that doesn’t know to what extent, how many children affected in their community, existing community mechanism and for those who know, they had insufficient capacity in identification, reporting, referral, monitoring and evaluating the progress. There is lack of documentation of the potential zones of economic and sexual exploitation in Africa to inform both community actors and mechanisms, children and young people of it severity and how it affects many other children.  

We found out that there is very limited resource and supports from the government, limited resource allocated for the management of cases, monitoring and referral of cases even at municipal level.     

In some cases, the community mechanisms are not known and most of the time, there is timid supports by the community mechanism and government officials all in cause of weak political wills. The responses at the community level is so shallow as a result of very scanty expertise/social workers/actors at proximate and immediate environments of scene and best practices are almost not shared by any of the evolving agencies. Communication and awareness raising tools such as child friendly tools are missing to get in touch with the children themselves. All this are areas where this project looks forward to addressing as a result to extend protection to 145, 800 children and young people, both girls and boys victim of economic and sexual exploitation 27 African countries, moreover turns victims to actors as a result double the number of community actors and mechanisms at community level for the protection of children. Influence political decision and resource allocations for the well-being of children and young people by 2021.