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Physical Health Program

One of Banati's most important interventions is providing all medical needs, starting with the mobile unit where first aid is provided to children in danger and street situations. Also, there is a clinic fully equipped with all medical equipment to provide services and medical consultations inside the reception center.

Psychological Health Program

Foundation extends psychological support across all four of its centers, aiming to assist children in overcoming the traumas they have endured due to their experiences on the streets, ultimately guiding them toward a better quality of life. What sets this department apart is its individualized approach, providing tailored treatment plans, dedicated psychologists, ongoing follow-up, and systematic evaluation of each child's psychological well-being.

Through these personalized plans, children receive assistance in navigating their traumas, adapting to external environments, and reintegrating into society. The program offers one-on-one counseling sessions to establish and maintain a strong therapeutic relationship for effective treatment. Additionally, group therapy sessions provide a platform for children to share their experiences and support one another.

The Psychological Department employs a multifaceted approach to deliver effective psychological support, utilizing various therapeutic modalities such as art therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, speech therapy, and sessions addressing learning difficulties. Individualized psychological support and rehabilitation sessions focus on enhancing children's memory, concentration, communication skills, social interactions, and personal hygiene practices.

Collaboration between the Psychological Department and the Case Management Department ensures holistic care and support for the children's psychological well-being. Through coordinated efforts, children receive the necessary care to overcome their traumas and successfully integrate into society, fostering increased confidence and improved communication skills.

This year, a dedicated art therapy room was established at the Permanent Shelter in 6th of October, fully equipped with games and art supplies aimed at nurturing children's skills, fostering social integration, and providing psychological support. Additionally, a range of activities, sports, and workshops, including yoga sessions, meditation workshops, and Contemporary dance classes, contribute to the psychological rehabilitation of children by addressing behavioral issues and boosting self-confidence. Through these initiatives, children are empowered to overcome their fears

Education Program

Education is one of the most important pillars for the rehabilitation and integration of children into society. Banati has an internal school divided into a nursery and a school. The nursery uses interactive learning tools like the Mentessori. The school serves as a parallel tutoring system to the children enrolled in governmental, community and experimental schools. Also, it serves as literacy support to the non-enrolled children. This year, work was done to establish open classes in Banati to change and encourage children to study and to attend educational support classes and strengthening classes.

Teachers have been trained by Education First since 2021 to improve and raise the efficiency of the educational system. Teachers have also been evaluated and the effectiveness of training has been measured through using it to teach children in different ways.

Through education, children in street situations are given another opportunity to grow on the educational and personal levels. Also, they can coexist in a safe environment to be active citizens and properly qualified to join the labor market, have a positive role in society and exit their marginalized and stigmatized category.

Literacy classes are also held in the reception center, and this is done through a literacy teacher who was appointed at the beginning of this year. Groups of children are formed according to the educational level; their academic level and soft skills are strengthened on a weekly basis. The educational level of the children is measured through placement tests, periodic tests and graduation tests. Strengthening classes are held for mothers too.

Case Management Program

The Case Management Program at Banati Foundation is dedicated to implementing a comprehensive system that addresses the unique needs of each child under our care. This involves designing, developing, and executing tailored plans in collaboration with all departments to ensure individualized services. Central to this process is the active involvement of the child, with plans being devised in partnership with them.

For every child, a detailed file is maintained with a timeline to establish a solid foundation for their successful integration into society and, ultimately, their family. The ultimate goal of Banati's programs is the reintegration of children into family or society. All interventions and services provided by Banati's departments are geared towards achieving this objective. Even after reintegration or graduation, ongoing follow-up ensures that children are in safe environments conducive to their continued development.

The case management system undergoes periodic modifications and enhancements to ensure that each child receives the necessary care and attention. Every child is assigned a dedicated case manager to guarantee personalized care and maintain service quality.

Continuous training and workshops are provided to enhance the efficiency and capabilities of the case management staff, enabling them to better serve the children under their care.

Regular departmental meetings are convened to discuss each case, allowing for the identification of appropriate intervention methods and rehabilitation plans. These meetings facilitate collaboration among various departments responsible for childcare, including the Activities Department, caregivers, teachers, and psychologists, ensuring a holistic approach to addressing the needs of each child.

Graduation and the Strategy Exit:

Banati's key objectives is to facilitate the successful integration of girls into family or society through a process of graduation. Graduation at Banati marks the transition of girls from the shelter to independent adulthood. Specific criteria and conditions have been established to determine when a case is ready for graduation. These include the girl being over 18 years old, possessing valid identity documents and educational certificates, securing a stable job with income, having suitable accommodation with the ability to cover living expenses, and demonstrating psychological stability to embark on an independent life.

Collaboration among all departments ensures that girls receive comprehensive rehabilitation and preparation for independence, ensuring a smooth transition during the graduation process. The development of individualized plans takes approximately nine months, with each plan tailored to the specific needs of the case. Girls actively participate in setting their goals and plans for the future.

This year, we celebrate the graduation of case (S.M.), who has achieved independence both from the shelter and financially by working as a boxing trainer at a prominent gym.

Currently, efforts are underway to facilitate the graduation of girls (N.M.), employed at a leading restaurant, McDonald's, and (S.A.), working at Zooba Restaurant. Both girls are financially independent, possess educational certificates, and have established bank balances. They are currently participating in the graduation program, where they are preparing for independence while fostering friendships between them and cultivating a supportive communal living environment.

Rehabilitative and Artistic Workshops

Among the basic interventions at Banati is the provision of a safe space for sporting and entertaining activities and workshops to reintegrate children and qualify them for the labor market. Banati also works to provide internal training to the girls who live in the two shelters.

Initially, concerning sports activities, these initiatives expand children's perspectives, allowing them to explore their interests, talents, and abilities. Sports not only foster creativity but also cultivate critical thinking and essential life skills. Banati guarantees the provision of necessary tools and materials to support the execution of various programs and activities.