The study aimed:
- To provide insight into the needs and opportunities of vulnerable children. These may include rehabilitation needs, education needs including special education needs (SEN), employment needs, vocational training, and social integration.
- To identify what barriers, difficulties and stigmatization these children face in everyday life, especially in accessing school.
- To provide strategic guidelines to overcome the main difficulties faced by these vulnerable children.
On top of these objectives, we had a further new objective, which was to develop a general socioeconomic profile regarding this population in terms of livelihood, education, employment means and level of income, and recent migration. We also identified persons with disabilities using The Disability Screening 34-items Questionnaire (DSQ-34) that was initially elaborated and validated in Afghanistan.