This system was established as a way of providing NFSC with information about the children’s daily challenges/obstacles at home and school.
Because of limited resources NFSC in not able to monitor the children as frequently as it would like to, so it divided the children into groups of fives according to proximity of each others residences. The oldest of the five becomes the team leader, and his/her role is to look out for the team members and report any needs they may have to the NFSC staff. Things they report include but not limited to:
- Sickness of team member or guardian
- Absence at breakfast center
- Absence at school
- Neglect/abuse at home
- And other needs a team member may have