After School Program
-Provide care for children after school or on the weekends, holidays, or breaks during the regular school year
-Provide organized, regularly scheduled activities
-Include educational or enrichment activities, like arts and crafts, computer lessons, or homework help
-Be located in a low income area
-Keep accurate attendance records
-Complete meal counts while the youth participants are eating
-Record any menu changes
Globally, considerable numbers of at-risk children continue to disengage from school by dropping out and adopting street life for various reasons. These children survive in environments that are devoid of resilience-promoting resources. In the Horn of Africa, non-governmental organisations such as HADEF accommodate street children in shelters and send them to schools. Through school engagement, an organization like HADEF can expose street children to healthy and supportive social and academic environments in order to enable them to regain their childhoods, remain in school and function resiliently.
How well immigrants are integrated into the host country’s labor market is directly linked with their economic contribution to their destination countries. Immigrants in most partner countries have higher labor force participation and employment rates than native-born workers. However, the quality of jobs immigrants take remains a concern because they often face a lack of decent work. HADEF takes upon itself to ensure that immigrants get better paying jobs and assist them to settle down in their new environment so that immigrants from the Horn of African can be productive in their daily life.
Awareness is critical in our efforts to increase access to healthcare. HADEF aims to arm communities, medical professionals, and patients with the necessary tools, information, and skills to make sound, informed choices about prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care, and support. The aim of health awareness is to promote the holistic health and safety of young and vulnerable people by meeting basic health needs for better wellbeing.
Education & Literacy Programs
Lack of fundamental reading and writing skills is a significant disadvantage. Not only can literacy enrich an individual's life, it also provides opportunity for individuals to learn skills that will enable them to support themselves and their families. The beneficial spillover impact of children's education is seen in the broader social and economic advantages accrued to their communities. By putting a greater focus on children's education, each generation benefits from improved expectations and self-esteem. HADEF continuously champions literacy and education which enables both boys and girls to participate in the labor force, so assisting the economy and community in thriving.
Social advocacy is motivated by the concept of social justice: the belief that it benefits society as a whole when it defends and upholds the rights of members of the community who lack dignity due to hardship or discrimination.
HADEF works to ensure: a)Social change - working to influence educators and policymakers. b) Problem solving processes - help and advise affected parties about the resources and strategies they can use to managing their ordeals. c) Empowerment and liberation - encouraging people and their carers to take action to affect change.
Career Development Programs
Often, individuals believe that the best method to obtain employment is to apply to as many job advertisements as possible. This leaves them little time to hunt for and apply for suitable jobs. HADEF helps job seekers in concentrating on possibilities that match their experience, education, and skills which prove more sustainable over time. By developing a strong professional identity or brand, HADEF usually increases chances of finding work that matches your expertise and skills.
Youth Empowerment & Mentorship Programs
HADEF is at the forefront on developing youth empowerment and mentoring programs. When youth are empowered, they develop a sense of self-worth and capability. They become active participants and collaborators, eager to learn about their impact on the world. Mentoring can assist youth in navigating difficult life transitions, such as adjusting to unpleasant changes at home or transitioning to adulthood. Close, healthy, supportive connections between mentors and mentees that last an extended period of time (greater than one year) are critical to success.