Objectives

The objectives of Care Africa Network are:

·         To empower communities in Africa to continue to meet the holistic needs of orphans and vulnerable children.

·         To disseminate knowledge of innovating ideas and successful methods of meeting children’s needs in challenging situations, to benefit more children.

·         To promote and support communities in developing culturally appropriate initiatives to meet the particular needs of their children.

·         To advocate and raise awareness of the needs of orphans and vulnerable children in Africa.

·         To campaign for the support of community development projects which enable the needs of orphans and vulnerable children to be met within their extended family and community.

·         To promote the support and development of African community care systems to benefit future generations of orphans and vulnerable children and adults.

OUR ROLE

Knowledge of successful initiatives must be made available to benefit other children elsewhere. After consultation with the heads of children’s services in Lesotho, Swaziland, Kenya, and Uganda and many others, Care Africa Network enables this by:

·         Reviewing the best community –development projects for orphans and vulnerable children in these four countries.

·         Disseminating ideas and methods which are effective in enabling families to provide good care; so as to benefit more children in need..

·         Providing consultation and training to enable communities to develop culturally appropriate initiatives to meet the particular needs of their children.

·         Where needed, providing initial small capital input for income-generating projects, which will enable self-sufficiency for the future.

·         Advertising  the work of good organisations to raise their profile and facilitate their access to funding