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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. Up to 300 street-living children per quarter receive simple medical treatment from EPED’s workers, withÂ more than 150Â receiving 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.
Ultimately, EPED longs to see children off the streets and in loving homes. Sometimes it is possible to reconcile children to their biological parents. In other cases, the team find and train foster parents for children wanting to leave the streets. 15 foster homes are currently housing former street-living children.