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In Kinshasa, the capital city of DR Congo, there are around 30,000 street children. EPED social workers build relationships with these children, provide counselling, supportÂ and medical care, and to try to reunite them with family members wherever possible and appropriate. Up to 300 street-living children per quarter receive simple medical treatment from EPED’s workers. On average, more than 150 per quarter are offered counselling.
EPED helps vulnerable children and young people to find hope and access any specialised services they need. In the longer term, EPED seeks to help them get into education or apprenticeships, and to enable them to overcome the psychological traumas they may have suffered.
Alongside this, EPED reaches adults, changing attitudes towards children by providing training in children’s rights for churches and community groups.
When his mum walked out on the family, Andre had no choice but to take to the streets of Kinshasa. But EPED came alongside him and soon discovered his natural football skill and sense of discipline. Andre found a sense of belonging and a new home, as part of EPED’s football team,Â and EPED are also working towards reuniting Andre withÂ his brothers. God is at work in this young man’s life, providing for him and helping him mature.