All children should grow up in a loving and safe environment, but the sad reality is that it does not always happen. Babies and children are exposed to the harsh reality of being neglected- not receiving love, food, safe care they need to thrive to become a balanced adult who can deal with daily challenges. Violence, poverty and family disintegration are impacting negatively on the lives of thousands of babies and children.
We are dependent on community members to report when a child and family need help. We then investigate whether the child’s life is in danger and removal (the last resort) is necessary. We focus to prevent further abuse or neglect of a baby or child who can not protect themselves or rely on the current adult care.
Being part of a society with major social challenges especially poverty is contributing to more babies being abandoned in unsafe places such as toilets and streets. Also, many mothers disappear from hospitals after giving birth to the baby, where the baby is then without a legal guardian and need safe care.
Our team of social work staff is trained to help & protect children in our country. Firstly, children are taken to a safe place and then alternative care such as foster care, adoption or a children’s home is then put in place. We also have several holiday projects to empower children and youth, also to keep them safe during holidays when children are more exposed.
Find out more about Child protection on Wikipedia
How you can help!
There are plenty of ways you can help, all of which are welcome!
Professional People is needed to help manage the organisation. You can volunteer your time and share skills.
Any Volunteers? We can’t do the work without our volunteers who has been supporting us for many years.
We believe that dynamic partnerships with the private sector are essential to solving complex social welfare challenges.
Whether it is blankets, canned goods, clothing, toys or vehicles you have to give – We are always in dire need of any extra goods to help others where we can.