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Sofia Kouvelaki, CEO of The HOMEProject Greece, an initiative that provides accommodation and integrationprospects for hundreds of refugee children, has received one of 10 annualawards bestowed by Child 10 for her work in “implementing a groundbreakingholistic child protection model.”
Child 10, which was founded in2014 to reward efforts to protect and help children feeling war and strife,announced its awards to coincide with the EU Anti-Trafficking Day on October 18and ahead of the ceremony in Malmo, Sweden, in January.
“Sofia Kouvelaki’s strong passionand supportive leadership to create sustainable long-term impact for childreninvolving the local community transcends beyond her work,” said Jacob Flardh,secretary general for the Child 10 Award.
Responding to the announcement,Kouvelaki said the NGO is “deeply honored” to have received the award, “as arecognition of the provision of high quality services of individual care andsupport for each and every child that we care for, while enhancing communitybuilding on a local, national and international level.”
Each of the 10 awardees receivesa grant of of 10,000 USD as well as a support program to strengthen, developand create sustainability in their organization. They are also encouraged tojoin forces in their advocacy and outreach work to draw attention to andprevent trafficking and sexual exploitation of children.
HOME – which stands for help,overcome, motivate and empower – ensures the sustainability of 11 shelters forunaccompanied minors, removing children from hazardous environments likestreets, camps, police stations and detention centers, and protecting them fromtrafficking and other forms of exploitation, while also helping integrate theminto society.
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