To address key gaps in combatting child trafficking in Burkina Faso, Plan proposes the Strengthening Assistance for Child Trafficking Survivors (SACTS) project, which will provide comprehensive services to child trafficking survivors and build capacity of key actors to provide protection services. SACTS is designed based on Plan Burkina Faso’s decade of experience in anti-trafficking programming in the Center-North, Center-East and South-West regions. Plan will engage local NGO Keoogo, which has been working in Burkina Faso since 2004 providing health, psychosocial support (PSS), education and rehabilitation services for child survivors of trafficking. The project will target girls and boys ages 10-18 years old in the Cascades, Boucle du Mouhoun and North regions, which have high rates of child trafficking due to recruitment from VE groups.
The project’s goal is to provide comprehensive, survivor-centered and trauma-informed reintegration services for survivors of child trafficking that appropriately meet their needs and build capacity of relevant actors in the North, Boucle du Mouhoun and Cascades regions of Burkina Faso to fulfil their obligations under the national strategy to combat child trafficking. Plan will achieve this goal through the following objectives:
1. Provide training and mentorship to government, civil society and community stakeholders to strengthen their capacity to combat child trafficking
2. Provide comprehensive, gender-sensitive and survivor-centered services to assist child trafficking survivors through partnerships with local actors
3. Build capacity of community level CPNs to prevent trafficking by co-leading anti-trafficking initiatives