The deinstitutionalization of the abandoned infants
Anila is a psychologist and an academic that will devote a year to develop “Dedicated Attention” program in the “Hannah and Rozafa”, institution for orphan children aged 0-6.
An infant needs to create secure bonds with parental figures and have committed individual attention in order to enjoy good development. Institutionalized babies do not create secure bonds because they lack dedicated attention from parental figures, which can result in neuropsychobiological damages of their right brain hemisphere. The “Dedicated Attention” program will ensure that 40 children from “Hannah and Rozafa” do not suffer these damages. For this Anila will train 20 volunteer caregivers on alternative community care. This initiative will also help that more children are trusted to foster, biological, or adoptive care and Anila’s team will monitor the children’s deinstitutionalization. Anila is supported by Bethany Social Service, which is a local organization that also works at “Hannah and Rozafa”.