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CHILDREN IN NEED

The fairy tales do not say to the children that dragons exist. Because children know already.
The tales told to children that dragons can be defeated.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The problems related to childhood and the development of minors can be varied. Dokita intervenes in the contexts of social marginalization that have particular factors of discomfort and require specific methodological approaches. There is in fact a collection of the problematic factors altogether particular arising from the relationship between childhood and marginalization and that lead the child to experience lived of hardship and strong material deprivation. Some issues generally encountered in these contexts, and in particular in the less developed countries are: the parental abandonment and the monoparentale composition of the family nucleus; the forced removal of minors by the family nucleus and wandering; the dispersion and the early school leavers; malnutrition and the unhealthy diet; the lack of sanitation and medical care; physical violence or sexual; the use of drugs and alcohol; the juvenile delinquency; labor exploitation; the enlistment in contexts of war.

Dokita intervenes in these contexts through an integrated approach, modulated from time to time on the various needs expressed by the child or adolescent. In Brazil this approach has been implemented in close collaboration with the missionaries of the Sociedade Civil Nossa Senhora Aparecida, within the scope of the activities of the center of Integral Attention to the adolescent (CAIA), center that supports the minors and young people coming from the favela Vila Morenitas of the district of Porto Meira of Foz do Iguacu. In Peru Dokita supports the Congregaciòn Hijos de la Immaculada Concepciòn at the center ideal in the valley of Santa Eulalia and in the locations nearby mountain; in the Democratic Republic of Congo supports services daytime residential/offered by the OSPEOR (OEuvres Sociales pour la Protection des Enfants Orphelins et de la Rue) Foyer Père Monti and the Center Maïno Brother in the city of Kinshasa. These three areas of intervention, albeit with environmental characteristics and different socio-cultural, have many of the problems listed above. Often in these contexts is essential to intervene on all the balls that contribute to the development, the protection and social integration of the child. Consequently, the activities involve various areas: support nutritional and health, education and socialisation, family support and the work of the network. As the tesserae of a mosaic, the set of these activities generates a complex approach, able to promote the integral development of the child.