The idea of forming Crib of Hope was conceived in 2008 in response to the large numbers of children living and working on the streets of Kampala city. Its formation was driven by a young, passionate and devoted girl (Patience Kezabu Saazi, now 14 years old) whose heart has always been broken seeing the suffering of children on street and those in other contexts. At the age of 5 years, she developed the love to help such children in need starting with the provision of food to street children in the neighborhood. As this nascent desire grew, so was her belief that there is someone responsible for the suffering of children. Her conviction is that these children should not suffer but rather should be supported, accepted in society and enabled to live a better life. As the years went by, Patience joined a boarding school in Kenya but on her return to Kampala she realized that street kids were not as many as she left them. Her desire to find them and adopt them to her home prompted the parent’s involvement and hence the beginning of several visits to the nearby remand homes and this was the genesis of Crib of Hope to fulfill Kezaabu’s dream.
A center of healing, forgiveness, and acceptance for juvenile children
To inspire and empower juvenile children in Uganda through providing psycho-social support skills training, accessing them resources and reintegrating them with their families.
We believe in the Chinese proverb that says, “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him to fish and he will eat for life”
HOW CRIB OF HOPE IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Our Objectives & Core Values
To instill hope in former juvenile children both boys and girls
To provide formal education to the needy children
To be a center for mentoring and counseling of children in need
To empower young mothers with financial and life skills
To offer free legal services for children in remand homes
We believe that improving the conditions of children require concerted efforts by different stakeholders including: government, community, families, schools, and civil society, among others. Working together with others is indispensable.
ACCEPTANCE AND FORGIVENESS
Although children are vulnerable and need protection, they often commit offenses that affect the community. The society needs to play a big role in resettling these children by forgiving and accepting them back. Only when they are forgiven and learn to forgive with sincerity that a harmonious society can be built
We recognize that before God all human beings are equal whether they are poor, young or otherwise. As such, we (children and adults) should respect each other and the contributions we make this world.
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