PHOENIX, Oct. 20, 2023 – For more than 20 years, Care for Life has taught villagers in Africa self-reliance through its Family Preservation Program (FPP) designed to teach skills that make communities stronger, alleviate suffering and promote self-reliance. To celebrate its success and raise awareness for the next phase of its global growth, Care for Life is kicking off its “I Care for Life” campaign to educate and instill hope amongst the poorest of the poor.
“Care for life supporters can participate in the I Care for Life campaign challenge by posting on social media the words, ‘I Care for Life,’” said Becky Shiew, president of Care for Life. “Participants are encouraged to be creative in announcing that they’ve taken the pledge. Posts can simply be the words or a video, the delivery method will be left entirely up to the creativity and preferences of the individual and or business.”
Care for Life has created a badge that participants can post on their social media channels to publicly show their support.
The vision of Care for Life is to elevate those suffering extreme poverty to a new level of hope and opportunity. FPP is a proven program validated by research completed by researchers from the University of Utah* and Utah Valley University*. Care for Life’s FPP was designed to create self-reliant families among the poorest areas of the world. The FPP is a family-based development program implemented at the community level that teaches crucial life-skills in eight key areas, including Health and Hygiene, Education, Sanitation, Housing, Income Generation, Nutrition and Psychosocial well-being.
“As villagers participate in the Care for Life program and learn the skills they need to thrive, they begin to feel empowered and feel a sense of hope for the first time in their lives.” continued Shiew. “What I love most about our program is that participants start to feel like they can do something about their situation.”
In one recent success, Victor Miliasse and his wife Domingas who live in the community of Samora Machel in Mozambique, Africa enrolled in FPP classes and were taught how to set goals. Together, they set a goal of improving their mud home. While they had the desire to build a new concrete house, they had no idea how to go about it. Care for Life taught them how.
As they worked towards their goal, they received regular bags of cement to begin the process of building a safer home for their family. Over the course of 24 months, Victor and Domingas successfully built a house with a secure roof and improved the sanitation of their latrine..
The couple says they owe their home and newfound hope for the future to Care for Life.
For more information about Care for Life or to take the I Care for Life pledge, visit https://careforlife.org/.
ABOUT CARE fOR LIFE:
Care for Life is a behavioral modification program designed to alleviate suffering, promote self-reliance and instill hope while improving family capital and family resilience. Care for Life teaches critical life skills that contribute to stronger communities where the poorest of the poor learn the skills necessary to thrive and live healthy and happy, self-sufficient lives. Care for Life empowers families and communities by teaching skills in eight key areas: Health and Hygiene, Education, Sanitation, Housing, Income Generation, Nutrition and Psychosocial Well-Being. For more information visit https://careforlife.org/.
*Research studies include:
Mark Walker, Walk Communications