for the vulnerable and marginalized
Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
The child comes to us either from the hospital or home where s/he was born, small vulnerable and needing loving care, warmth and security, or the older child hurting and confused not understanding why they were abandonned or why parents have died and left then so alone. They need basic care, protection, food, counselling and an enormous dose of love and affection from our caregivers.
A home environment - Five homelike units with caregivers or Nannies who provide the day to day management, meals are prepared in each group home, the children sleep in two bedrooms one for boys and one for girls. The children share double beds to create a sense of companionship in an attempt to avert loneliness and fear.
Recreation activties - Games, football, simple skipping games, and imaginary games figure largely in the younger childrens repertoire; there is a playground where they can use swings, seesaws and climbing frames. The favourite game for older children (boys) is football. The girls like nothing better that to sit around and chat and perhaps braid each others hair.