We currently support 9 projects in 7 countries. In 2018 3.507 vulnerable children were given the opportunity to grow up in a family in their own country.
Our leading principle regarding the way we work our four intervention strategies.
Unfortunately many children in South Africa still live in large-scale residential care centres. Our partner organisation Give a Child a Family has a lot of experience and knowledge regarding preventing children to be taken into care and starting foster care. Emergency foster care is not yet available. In the years to come, 24 parents will be educated for this.
In Manila, many children who are not able to live with their families, land up in large-scale children's homes. Our partner Foundation Kaisahang Buhay will train and support foster families for children who (temporarily) cannot live with their families.
In South Africa grandmothers take care of their grandchildren who have become orphans. Our partner Hillcrest AIDS Centre in Kwazulu Natal supports these grandmothers. Therefore, 3,200 vulnerable children can remain living with their family and this way it is also prevented that they will end up a residential care center or on the streets.
Our partner Siam Care offers physical, psychological and financial support to families who are faced with HIV/AIDS, so they can look after themselves. They prevent that children end up in institutional care and they support children in their education.
Partner organisation Church of North India – Shishu Sangopan Griha (CNI-SSG) supports families who can barely make ends meet. By offering them psychological and financial support, these children currently go to school and family bonds have been improved.
In the townships near Pretoria, we support vulnerable children too. Our partner organisation SA Cares works with social workers, who live in the community and therefore have a lot of knowledge of the problems within these communities. The most vulnerable families receive help
A child that is handicapped may have a severely difficult live on the Chinese country-side. These children are often abandoned. Liming Family helps families in a professional way, so these children can lead a normal life with their own family or in a foster family.
Many children in Kenya lost their parents due to aids. Community support groups, especially consisting of women, take care of these ophans. Our partner supports these community support groups in different ways.
The steps to be taken
It is not possible to apply for a subsidy as an individual. We choose projects that we support ourselves.
The amount that we contribute to a project depends on the kind of project. For example, searching for suitable foster care for a child that lives in a shelter costs a lot of time and money. Another determining factor is whether a project focuses on one aspect of precaution or reintegration, or whether it focuses on the entire scope of factors. We weigh what the project wants to achieve and how complex the topic is.