Who we are
We are an emerging organization with big dreams for the future and a dedicated team that works towards our goals.
Through ups and downs, as well as fluctuations in our team size, we have persevered and we're still fighting every day for a better world. Hekima is a non-profit organization committed to leading the fight against child exploitation, where we safeguard vulnerable children's and adolescents' rights within the country.
Why we do What we do
Our work is our purpose and our inner driving force. It is the reason we get up every day and do what we do. We focus on addressing critical issues that affect children, such as living and working on the streets, child trafficking, violence, and child labor. The aim is to break this cycle and create better opportunities for them
Strategic Areas of Focus:
- Child Protection: This likely involves implementing measures and programs to safeguard the rights and well-being of children. It could involve legal and social interventions to prevent abuse, exploitation, and neglect.
- Strengthening Families: This suggests an understanding that a child's well-being is closely tied to the health and stability of their family environment. This may involve providing resources, support, and education to families to help them create a nurturing environment.
- Youth Development Skills: This points towards a focus on equipping young people with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive as they grow older. This could include education, vocational training, life skills, and mentorship programs.
To use a child rights -centred approach to inspires children and youth to make the impossible possible by unlocking their full potential and advocating for their rights.
We are focused on identifying and connecting, transforming children and youth, reunification, sustainability and prevention to reduce exploitation, violence and poverty. We aim to ensure that all children deserve to live in the families and get good care like right to education, a peaceful environment, and proper parental care. We want to prepare their future so they can achieve their aspirations and realize their individual talents. Hekima strives to accomplish community cohesion and development for children, youth, and their family.
Hekima has a day center for children to access medical care, food, and sanitation.
They also are able to wash their clothes and obtain education and life skills such as cooking, hygiene, and agricultural practices. Hekima leaders and volunteers also conduct street visits to assess the needs of children living and working on the street. We provide information about their rights and the dangers of life on the street. We connect with government social welfare officers to register children and access information regarding their family to eventually reunite them. When children are reunited with their family, we assess safety and their ability to support them. We have made it possible for children to return to school or gain apprenticeships to become self sustainable.
Children indeed should be growing up in families where they are protected, nurtured, and provided with the care and support they need. A strong family foundation greatly contributes to their overall well-being and future success.