HELP PARENT, HELP CHILD
Crib of Hope believes that safe family is the preferred environment for any child to grow and develop. We aim to re-unify 20 children every year with their biological families.We provide support and help to the families and needs of the children, to tackle the root causes of the problems that led to them being in remand homes in the first place. This program enables parents to effectively help their children during childhood-adulthood transition
We believe in the Chinese proverb that says that “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him to fish and he will eat for life.” We aim to enable our target children access formal and informal education and skills development in baking and cookery, welding and fashion design, hair and beauty, farming among others. It is this strategy that can enable vulnerable children to navigate current challenges into the future and become empowered for the benefit of their families and communities. For girls, the added burden of early child bearing further disadvantages them. We strive to improve the lives of young mothers through equipping them with skills in financial management and managing micro enterprises, providing them with seeds and innovative skills in farming and access to market.
We believe that research is the gateway for evidence-based interventions and advocacy. We support research and information sharing concerning factors that have led to the existence of juvenile children, impact of juvenile children, current interventions in helping these children and challenges encountered. All these efforts aim at proposing lasting solutions that will instill hearts of forgiveness and thereby holistically transforming the lives of these children. We have developed strong partnership with Naguru Remand Home and Retrak Uganda two institutions that help us to access children being proposed for resettlement. Working with these institutions, we are linked to the children’s families, undertake family needs assessment, and engage with local political and cultural leaders and initiate the needs-based support to the child and his/her family. Regular monitoring and follow up is done to assess progress and impact.
We recognize that children’s suffering is partly rooted in unfair policies and failed implementation of legal provisions relating to child protection. We engage stakeholders such as government bodies working on children affairs, international community, media, civil society and other organizations that work towards improving the lives of juvenile children. We advocate for changes in policy, practices and regulations relating to child protection and welfare
The suffering of children is embedded in their homes and communities and solutions to their problems should be sought in the same structures. We carry out awareness campaigns in schools aiming at addressing the drivers of children to remand homes and possible mitigation measures. We recognize the role of children as agents with a key role in changing their lives. Our outreach campaigns target parents, youth and out of school children, religious and cultural institutions