Services for Young Children

  • All enrolled children (1 1/2 - 4 years old) attend the Simama daycare for free​​​​​

  • Services  offered up until 6 pm, permitting parents to work full days while their children are safe and protected.

  • Each child receives individual support and attention

  • Educational and play-based learning by a qualified teacher 

  • Children between the ages of 4-5 are enrolled in a local nursery school and all school costs (including food, uniform, school supplies) covered for year family is enrolled 

Educational Support (Primary School)

​Every child has a right to an education without having to sacrifice their right to a family.

  • Primary and secondary public schools now free BUT it's not that simple

  • Still struggle to pay supplemental costs (uniforms, school supplies, books and food at school) 

  • We cover these costs for all primary and secondary school students for the year that their family is receiving direct services

  • After graduation, caregivers cover the costs themselves 

School Visits

  • Conduct school visits for all enrolled primary school students 4 times per year

  • Creates strong relationship with government schools

  • Ensures children are regularly attending 

  • Allows social worker to monitor school progress and success 

  • Checks that children are safe and protected at school

  • Children receive counselling and emotional support 

  • Strengthens relationship with each individual child & their social worker 

Child Empowerment Sessions

It is our goal to have children's voices amplified and included in discussions of issues that affect them directly.

  • Sessions run once every month for all enrolled children (ages 7-13)

  • Series of interactive workshops on children's rights, health (emphasis on HIV & other stigmatizing diseases), self-confidence, leadership and community service 

  • Children also given the space to discuss challenges they face at home, at school or in the community 

  • Encouraged to ask questions and offer suggestions for the programs we offer

  • Introduced to the creative arts