Equipping for Independence
The transition from childhood to living as an independent adult is a challenging one and all the more so for children who have been orphaned or abandoned or who have spent significant periods in the care system.
This project primarily targets the young people already linked to one of our other projects. As they enter their teenage years, RICF offers individually tailored packages of support to prepare them for independent living.
We offer mentoring, financial and educational support, with regular contact with our social workers. The young people learn to manage their own budgets, receive help with choosing educational courses and apprenticeships, and are invited to participate in peer support meetings.