Child Protection and Development Project (UNICEF NL)
October 22, 2020
First Disbursement Date
The Child Resilience and Protection Project aims to strengthen the capacity of Sint Maarten’s education and child protection systems to respond to the needs of children and adolescents.
The well-being of Sint Maarten’s children, teachers, and parents following natural disasters and global health emergencies is critical for swift recovery. The project will strengthen the Child Protection System to safeguard children and will support schools to be better equipped to respond to disasters. The project will be implemented by UNICEF-Netherlands (UNICEF-NL) in coordination with the Sint Maarten Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (MECYS).
The Project's main activities are:
Nurturing children and adolescents’ well-being:
design of a school-based screening tool to detect emotional issues, implementation of a psychosocial program for students and their caregivers, training for teachers in violence prevention;
Strengthening Child Protection systems:
professionalizing the referral and case management system, development of a Child Protection Information System, capacity building of professionals working with children, support for early interventions for vulnerable children, and promoting the mainstreaming of the Child Protection in emergencies.
Strengthening schools and MECYS’ resilience to disasters:
(re)design of disaster preparedness plans and training of students and teachers on school safety and resilience;
Project Implementation Support:
increased capacity to implement disaster plans, detect psycho-social issues, and support children and adolescents.