Sinjiya Ton is a local non-governmental organisation (NGO) created in 1997 and specialised in providing support to the street children of Bamako. It’s one of the only organisations to have launched an initiative providing full time care and long term rehabilitation to children in highly vulnerable situations.
Its activities include providing psychological and medical support to the street children of Bamako found during night patrols and directing them to the two Sinjiya-Ton centres providing care and social assistance (one centre for girls and one for boys, each with a capacity for 15 children) or alternatively to other more competent structures (hospitals, hostels run by partner organisations or the State).
The children taken into care by the Sinjiya Ton centres benefit from psychosocial support, lessons in literacy, citizenship and health etc. or schooling in one of the state schools.
Furthermore, the children can benefit from vocational training at the end of which they will be able to set up an income generating activity with the financial support and advice of Sinjiya Ton, allowing a progressive social reintegration.
Sinjiya Ton is a local implementing partner that ECPAT Luxembourg will particularly support in the area of capacity strengthening (e.g. the training of personnel, development and setting in place of standards for the protection of youths received in their centres against the risks of sexual abuse or exploitation, support in the recording of data etc.)