At Street Kids Direct we have developed the Mentoring Programme, which seeks to provide a stable and supporting mentor to an at-risk child. The friendship fostered between a child and a mentor has been proven to reduce the likelihood of high-risk children taking to the streets.
By providing at least an hour of mentoring every week to a child, a mentor provides encouragement, support and stability, helping children to identify solutions to problems that do not involve the streets. It also provides children a safe space to foster their dreams and abilities and to reach their full potential.
We encourage each of our partner-projects to adopt the Mentoring Programme and support them through training and development.
You can find out more about the Guatemalan (Spanish) mentoring programme here, also.