Building communities where children can grow and develop holistically is paramount to the reduction of poverty. For this reason we aim to implement programs that are child-focused, relationship-based and sustainable. We do this in two ways:
Funds are directed to a Salvation Army-operated centre, and used to ensure the children have access to education and what is required to access that education. This includes:
Comprehensive academic curricula, meals whilst at the centre, health care (particularly for rehabilitation centres), Education of parents on the value of sending their children to school, Provision of uniforms and books for children.
Centre sponsorship offers a possibility for many children to benefit at a time and to benefit equally!
These address multiple dimensions of a child’s well-being, focusing on building communities where children are safe and valued and the dignity and responsibilities of parents are reinforced. Young and old work together to tackle the root causes of poverty through: