With the “Africa of Tomorrow 2022” project, the authorized promoters (N.A.D.I.A. Onlus, BAMBARCO Onlus, Voluntary Solidarity Group, SOS Bambino I.A., Lo Scoiattolo) intervene in Burundi, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Madagascar in the conviction, originating from the presence in the , from constant relationships with local institutional partners, that if exploitation, child labor and the lack of protection of minors are common elements, there can be no future for these children and for these countries. The general objective of the project is therefore to combat the phenomenon of abandonment by promoting the protection of children’s rights by contrasting forms of exploitation and child labor, providing adequate nutrition and the possibility, for young drug addicts, to undertake treatment paths. and re-insertion.

In three main areas of action: Child Protection, Health and Education, project activities will be directly reached in the four countries, 42,664 people of whom 35,071 are minors.

The project will intervene in Bujumbura Burundi to accompany, support and help with psychological support, training and meetings for young people aged 12 to 17 who have fallen into the tunnel of drug addiction. These young people will be offered a training course, compatibly with their recovery path, to become mechanics (the project will activate a garage that will act as a “studio workshop” but also as a shop that can generate economic autonomy) and / or IT and graphic designers (the project will activate an internet point with the possibility of printing leaflets, documents, etc. which can generate economic autonomy). At least 300 minors will be accompanied on the treatment path, while 100 of them would like to be able to acquire the necessary professional skills thanks to the work of the local NGO, ONKIDI. In Madagascar in Maherivaratra there are 400 children who, given the country’s economic situation, go to school and often eat their only meal there. Not being able to count with certainty even on this, the project intends to intervene by making the school center managed by the Congregation of the Sisters Disciples of the Sacred Heart self-sufficient with the possibility of having water, cultivated fields and a small poultry farm. Which can therefore allow an improvement in the children’s diet and also, in the event of a surplus in production, activate a sale that allows sustainability. In Ethiopia, CVM is present in three areas (Addis Ababa City, Hadya Zone and Wolayta Zone, involving 200 girls who are victims of exploitation and trafficking and informing 30,000 students aged 6 to 12) who experience a phenomenon of internal and external trafficking of minors who come set up for domestic work and who are very often abused. With the national and local authorities it is intended to intervene with training and awareness raising activities, creating skills and competences to face the problem and to contribute to a change in culture. Furthermore, we will take care of accompanying the girls (mainly girls) in possible re-insertions in their families of origin and psychological support. CVM will activate similar initiatives to combat child labor in Tanzania in the regions of Pwani and Morogoro (reaching 150 minor domestic workers and promoting a national conference on the subject). ESF in Madagascar in the province of Fianarantsoa will work to improve the coordination of protection actors, will promote training and capacity building to combat child labor. GVS in Burundi will activate training to increase the ability to prevent, know how to grasp and deal with the problem of child labor and providing opportunities for school reintegration or professional training.