what we do
ATOS works to prevent children’s separation from their families. We do this by supporting, strengthen and building capacity of vulnerable families, so that families don’t give up or abandon their children in despair. We assist communities in building local protection systems so that they can repond to the needs and social problems faced by families in risk of separation. By means of advocacy and awareness raising we strengthen social services and protection mechanisms within the country.
If the child has been separated from its family we work to restore the child’s primary relationships. We do this by reintegrating and reuniting misplaced children with their biological or extended family. When no relatives are alive or capable of taking care of the children we support other kinds of community-based care.