Fafo will conduct a qualitative study and a desk review of issues related to street connected children in Georgia and Azerbaijan.
The overall aim of the study is to provide independent data on processes pertaining to street connected children in Georgia and Azerbaijan. The project will document and analyse the "workings conditions" and the nature of the tasks performed by children in the street. The project will map and document the migratory flows related to the phenomenon of street children, identify the main regions/cities of origin of destination, analyse the recruitment mechanism if any, and propose an estimated number of children living and/or working on the streets. The project will also document "life experiences" of children living or working in the streets, analyse the factors that lead a child to live and/or work in the streets, document and analyse the perceptions of parents as regards to education, schooling and child labour. The project will elaborate recommendations to inform public policies in order to improve and expand response mechanisms and to develop preventions strategies.