Children Placed in Foster Care Families
Trained Foster Care Parents Awaiting Children
Women in a Financial Security Program
Involves careful planning of a series of events with emotional pathways to rehabilitate traumatized children in an economically stable family unit. Foster parents need training and preparation, business skills, financial literacy, and ongoing business support to “graduate” from extreme poverty to sustainable livelihoods within 8 to 36 months.
Selected foster parents, are people of good standing in the community. We are aware that a child-centered selection is more likely to succeed in providing a permanent family for a displaced child. Our foster care team works tirelessly to identify diligent volunteers to train as foster parents awaiting children.
Our goal over the next five years is to grow a healthy waiting list of 150 trained foster parents across all five regions of Uganda so that no child languishes in an institutional orphanage.
We believe that every child is “placable” given the right tools and family environment.
Beneficiaries and community stakeholders are fully involved in the design and implementation of all solutions to achieve immediate and lasting impact. Our work for foster children and their new-found families does not stop at placement finalization. We make sure that each child’s placement with a foster parent lasts forever by offering supportive services to foster families before, during, and well after child placement.
We provide financial growth programs, emotional support, and a community resource center to make training opportunities more accessible to families. All our foster parents are volunteers, and the majority are low-income individuals with big hearts. Left by themselves, they may struggle to raise their foster children as they go through different developmental stages.
Ongoing supportive services improve the community’s emotional health skills, improves family livelihoods and boosts business development growth in ideas in the community.