ACCD has been one of the first institutions that highlighted the issue of street children since 1990 through the pioneering initiative of HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz, President of ACCD, since he announced his call "Together so that no Arab child sleeps in the street". In its efforts to address this problem, ACCD has developed a Strategy of Street Children Protection in 2005, which is based on the following four basic themes:
Enabling street children through participation;
Changing the negative perception towards street children;
Ensuring the legal protection for street children; and
Building the capacity and Arab networking of the civil society organizations working in the field of street children.
According to the above mentioned Strategy, ACCD implemented the program of street children protection in five countries: Sudan, Morocco, Yemen, Lebanon, Egypt.
Implementing the program of street children protection, as well as measuring and evaluating the achieved effect of the implemented activities by ACCD in the field of child protection within the program's five countries, this is in addition to identify the perspective areas of work.
Continuing the implementation of street children protection program in four Arab countries: Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen.
Measuring the achieved effect of the implemented efforts of this program.
Identifying the current services provided for street children.
Identifying a perspective framework for street children protection.
ACCD implemented this Program under the auspices of HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz, and in cooperation with the concerned Arab higher councils and national committees for childhood.
The Arab Council for Childhood and Development (ACCD) is an Arab non-governmental development organization that has a legal entity and operating in the field of childhood under the presidency of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz. ACCD was founded in 1987 upon the initiative of the late HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz...read more