The Moroccan Childrenâs Trust team were very happy to welcome Leo Borg from the Consortium for Street Children (CSC) for her week-long working visit to Centre Afaq. Leo is currently putting together a toolkit for organisations working with adolescent street girls which is due to be released in 2014. MCT has been involved in writing this toolkit and is one of several CSC member organisations involved in the pilot phase. This involves piloting and reporting on tools through our Girlsâ Project.
Street-connected girls face different problems and risks than boys, therefore programmes should be adapted to meet these challenges. The CSC toolkit aims to address the needs of girls through a programme of activities to support girls to know their rights, to build positive relationships, to improve their physical and emotional health, as well as supporting girls involved in prostitution and substance abuse. For more information on the global movement to empower adolescent street girls, click here.
During the pilot phase of the toolkit, Leo will be visiting several organisations working with street-connected girls, including projects in Kenya, Peru and the UK. The purpose of Leoâs visit to Centre Afaq was to see the toolkit in action in our Girlsâ Project and to understand how the toolkit will be used by different organisations around the world. As part of her visit, Leo carried out workshops with staff and girls, took part in a Girlsâ Project session, visited girls at home and assisted in the Womenâs Project.
The team were very grateful for her support and advice on the Girlsâ Project and are looking forward to further collaboration on the toolkit in the coming months. We hope that Leo found her visit informative and wish her the best of luck with the remainder of the toolkit pilot and release!