What we do
We are dedicated to Working together, to secure, protect and honor the rights of children and young people, invest in their lives, build a healthy environment they need to thrive, and empower them to create lasting change in their own lives and communities.
Education in Emergency
At Similar Ground, we believe that every child should be able to go to school and complete their education without any discrimination based on gender, Age, socio-economic among other status. To this end, our education programs focus on: we engage children in interactive and enriching activities, ranging from educational games and group discussions to skill-building workshops. These clubs serve as a supportive and inclusive space where children can not only strengthen their academic foundation but also develop essential life skills, fostering a holistic approach to education. By addressing the unique challenges faced in the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement and surrounding areas, these clubs play a crucial role in empowering children to overcome obstacles and pursue their education with resilience and enthusiasm.
Similar Ground's safety and protection programs are meticulously designed to create a nurturing environment for children, shielding them from the harsh realities of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Our initiatives primarily focus on preventing child labor, child marriage, and various forms of violence. In these programs, we implement comprehensive strategies that involve community engagement, education, and advocacy. We work towards raising awareness about the rights of children and empowering communities to actively participate in safeguarding their well-being. Through targeted interventions, we aim to disrupt the cycles of vulnerability that lead to child labor and marriage, providing children with the tools and opportunities they need to thrive. At Similar Ground, we believe in the transformative power of education and community involvement. By addressing the root causes of child exploitation, we strive to create a world where every child is free to grow, learn, and dream in a safe and supportive environment.
Youth are a critical force in the development of any society. Our programs are aimed at empowering the youth to take charge of their own destinies and to become the forces of social change. They are introduced to activities that help them gain self-esteem, believe in themselves, and gain analytical and decision-making and general life skills.
Psychosocial support (PSS) programming lays strong foundations for a child’s mental health, emotional and spiritual wellbeing as well as their social and cultural connectedness. The most effective and sustainable PSS for young children is provided through everyday systems of nurturing and loving care and protection from their families, communities and a range of local services. Psychosocial needs are diverse, requiring coordinated response from health, social, education and other services. Good practice in PSS is gender sensitive and draws on the strengths of the child, family, community to build their resilience which leads to thriving. Our children’s resilience programme ‘Home based play and learning’ recognizes that children’s wellbeing is influenced by their interaction with their parents and caregivers, their peers and with others in their community environment. The programme therefore covers all these areas of children’s lives to help improve their wellbeing and their resilience.