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Children Are the Future

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How Do We Change Children's Lives?

It starts with a goal and ends with a change of life.

 

1. Orphan prevention | 2. Stay Alive Program | 3. Hope for the Future

 

WHO WE ARE

"Care for Life made an enormous difference in Mbatwe. Before we were in darkness, but Care for Life showed us what needed to be done."

—Souza Chatima,

Mbatwe Village

Leader

 

 

 

1. ORPHAN PREVENTION

34 Million orphans in sub-Saharan Africa – caused by AIDS, war, disease, and starvation. The situation has reached alarming proportions despite the efforts of many to care for orphans.

Care for Life is taking a different approach than just figuring out how to care for orphans — we focus on orphan prevention.

 

We focus on making the changes at the family level.

 

  • We believe that the way to prevent orphans is helping parents to live longer and healthier. Every member of a Care for Life community receives education on how to do so.
  • We increase the awareness of orphans in villages and find a home for them with suitable family members. Thus we are eliminating children that are sent to orphanages.
  • We bring to caregivers and community leaders a better understanding of their responsibilities regarding their children’s physical and emotional needs.

 

Within the first year of the program Care for Life is successful at reducing the community mortality rate by more than 50%, thus drastically reducing the cause of children being orphaned.

 

 

 

 

 

2. STAY ALIVE PROGRAM

Of the 34 Million orphans 11 million have been orphaned by AIDS. One of the teachings of the Stay Alive Program is to  STOP THE CYCLE.

In each village Care for Life teaches weekly classes to 9-16 year old children about the importance of:

  • How to Stay Alive – HIV/AIDS prevention techniques
  • Vocational training

IT WORKS!

Children attending school – Exited villages

 

Community% Before
Care for Life
% After Implementation of programTotal children attending school 
Chiverano67%86%320
Mafarinha70%87%232
Nhamatanda52%72%353
Ngupa 1 & 262%84%222
Subida62%76%178
Vila Massane76%88%333
Bispo 1 & 268%84%683
source: Assessment2321

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Care for Life is looking for funding to update the new Stay Alive curriculum. A booklet will be given to all children, so they can refer to it anytime they would like.

 

3. HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

Through the goals program families set priority of what is most important for their future. Families with children set goals that focus on helping their children have a better future.

Read about the 8 Different

Areas of Emphasis:

 

  1. Education
  2. Health & Hygiene
  3. Food Security & Nutrition
  4. Sanitation
  5. Income Generation
  6. Home Improvement
  7. Psycho-Social Well-Being
  8. Community Participation

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