1. Rescue Children
EBMF rescues the children under 14 from at risk specially those who are in child labor sector and are highly vulnerable to be trafficked in land or out. So far, over seven hundred children have been rescued and safely reintegrated with family between 2007-2017.
2. Transit Home
EBMF establishes transit home as per necessary. Transit home is also called safe home, where children are taken immediately after rescue. While in transit home children get medical check-up, psychosocial counseling and opportunity to excel their new life. Simultaneously, EBMF connects or trace the family members of these children. In transit home a child normally stays for minimum of three months to six months maximum.
EBMF formally started the process of reunifying or reintegrating children with their family since 2014. The detail assessment is carried out prior to reintegration to insure whether it would be possible or not. Thereafter, the children are reintegrated with their family/extended family wherever possible. Keeping the children’s interest at priority, we provide them with support for their lifelong welfare and development. Besides these, the organization provides Income Generation (IG) support to the families of reintegrated children.
4. Child Care Home
Children whose reintegration is not possible due to various reasons are cared in one of our small family like homes at our care homes. For this, EBMF currently has three centers: Two in Lalitpur district and one in Makwanpur district to provide them a comprehensive care for their welfare.
5. Youth Empowerment & Support Programme
Basically, the programme is designed for those children who pass Secondary Education Examination (SEE), under SEE and having inappropriate age for the grade and does not have the potentiality in academic activities. This support is provided to those children who pass out from child care homes and for those who are reintegrated with family after rescue. The major goal of Youth Programme is to promote youths towards independency through higher education and vocational trainings. Under this scheme, several youths have been receiving support from this project for years.
6. Safer Learning Environment and School Support
In order to ensure the safety of children at school, EBMF implements various activities in rural communities of Makwanpur district.
• Education and Bursary Support
EBMF provides scholastic and bursary support to students from surrounding community schools of Makwanpur district. Similarly, warm cloths to children during winter season is provided. Additionally, we provide admission fee and tuition fee to the higher secondary level children who are beyond the capacity of paying regular fees to their school.
• School Reconstruction and WASH
EBMF supports the targeted communities to construct school buildings along with basic WASH utilities to facilitate for an effective learning at school as a part of the safer learning environment activity. Uniquely, this support can contribute especially for girl children to minimize absenteeism of girl students.
• Midday Meal Support
Mid-day Meal support programme was found one of the contributing factors to keep students safe at school and to address the issue of absenteeism and drop out. Currently 94 children are getting the support.
• Teachers Training and Model Classroom Management
Safe in School Project aims to keep students safe at school implementing different child centered activities in community schools. Since the teacher training on “Better Classroom Better Learning” is one of the components of Safe in School Project of EBM, we conduct trainings on the same for the teachers from different schools of our catchment areas. Subsequently, we help to manage a model classroom to support the effective learning environment.
• Anti-trafficking Awareness
The core objective of organizing Anti-trafficking Awareness activities is to raise awareness level among students and community people about trafficking. We conduct different anti-trafficking activities like, awareness sessions at community schools and awareness sessions with member of child club and radio jingle on anti-trafficking awareness.