Kurdistan Save the Children
KSC works towards ensuring a better future for children and youths, without discrimination, through providing, advocating, and strengthening services in protecting children’s rights, health and education.
is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. It refers to work that: is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children
Prohibit children under 15 years old from working, according to article 24 of the Juvenile Observation Law.
The aim of this project was to prevent children working who are under 15 years and who are not under the supervision of their families.
Children with Cancer ARA
Helping children and their families to solve problems facing them has always motivated KSC to expand its activities. In line with this mission, KSC is presently happy to announce a birth of a new KSC Sector given the name of ARA meaning Hope Sector,
The main objective of the Sector is to bring hope to the cancer-stricken children and their families. KSC provides psychological, social, and financial support for the cancer-stricken children and their families.
1- We Raise the awareness of the general public about child cancer and how to deal with it.
2- We Provide a healing environment for children undergoing treatment for cancer.
3- We work towards early diagnosis and better medical treatments.
Children with learning disability
In September 2015, KSC established a new rehabilitation center for children with special educational needs in Raparin- Sulaimaniyah, the first of its kind with a team of specialized physiotherapists, speech therapists and occupational therapists, admitting 218 children diagnosed with autism, aspergers syndrome, ADHD, Downs Syndrome and debilitating diseases. The center holds regular parent meetings and seminars to inform and educate the local community on managing disabilities and the center runs with the Montissouri school of thought, encouraging children to learn the skills needed to live an independent life and integrate back into school and society.
The KSC Youth Activity Centers provides vocational training courses to assist youths by providing them with the skills they need to obtain jobs.
Kurdistan Save the Children offers financial support to the less fortunate low-income families by funding expensive surgeries and treatments. We help the families to identify the necessary treatment, and if the medical care is not available locally, we either try to access help or treatment abroad ourselves, or refer the families to respective abroad facilities and clinics. Either way, we help to arrange the funding necessary in cooperation with foreign governments or NGOs. Furthermore, KSC invites special foreign medical teams several times annually not only to perform surgeries that are yet to be performed in local clinics, but also to conduct training and workshops to the local doctors in Kurdistan.
Children's emergency line / 116 The emergency line project for children / 116 is one of the important projects of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, as it is implemented in cooperation with some telecommunications companies and KSC. This project provides services and psychological, social, educational and behavioral instructions for children, as well as listening to children’s problems, especially Marginalized children or children who need to be heard about their problems and cannot express them. That is, children can, through a free phone call, request help from the children's emergency line / 116 to provide them with psychological and social services and instructions regarding their problems.\
Child Friendly Space
The Child Friendly Space was a one year project funded by UNICEF. This project started on the 10/7/2016 and ended on the 10/7/2017. The aim of the project was providing psychosocial support to refugee and internally displaced children aged 5-17 in Ashty/Arbat Camp, Barzinja/Sharbazher Camp, Tazade/Kalar Camp and the Piramagrun area. As well as working to strengthen family and community standards in protecting children through case management and awareness.
Children at the Child Friendly Spaces participated in daily recreational activities such as music, art, handcrafts, theatre and sport activities. Through these activities professional social workers were able to identify children who are in need of psychological, social, financial or medical support. The total number of beneficiaries in the 2nd half of the project was 20,314 children and the number of children provided with follow up care for their issues and support was 696 children.
Every Child is Our Hope for a Better Future