We currently support 11 projects in 9 countries. Therefore, in 2017 1799 vulnerable children were given the opportunity to grow up in their own country with a family.
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 at home are being taken care of in large-scale relief centres. Our partner Foundation Kaisahang Buhay enhances foster care by means of this project.
Our partner Creciendo Unidos guides 160 children intensively to prevent problems within families and to prevent children dropping out of school. They focus on homework support, language development, communication between parents and children, building-up self-esteem and interacting with respect with each other. 155 of these children are still going to school.
In South Africa grandmothers take care of their grandchildren who have become orphans. Our partner Hillcrest AIDS Centre in Kwazulu Natal, supports families. Therefore, 3,200 vulnerable children can remain living with their family and this way it is also prevented that they will end up in a relief centre or on the streets.
In a remote area Giuseppe e Margherita Coletta-Diébougou seek foster families for children aged between 0 and 3 years old who were abandoned, or who do not have a mother anymore. In 2018 15 new foster families were educated.
Our partner Siam Care offers physical, psychological and financial support to families who are faced with HIV/AIDS, so they can look after themselves. This way it is prevented that children end up in shelters. Apart from that, there is support for education for these children.
Partner organisation Church of North India – Shishu Sangopan Griha (CNI-SSG) supports families who can barely make ends meet. By offering them financial support and guidance, these children currently go to school and it is easier for the families to look after them.
This project focusses on 120 girls from poor families and 225 single mothers. These mothers are given support via self-support groups, so the children can remain living at home and do not end up on the streets.
A child that is handicapped may have a severely difficult time in the Chinese country-side. 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 a replacement family.
Many children in Kenya lost their parents to AIDS. Community support groups, especially consisting of women, take care of them. Our partner supports them.
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.