The scourge of HIV/AIDS ravaging family units became a real threat to the future generation of families in Africa, and so a vision to get involved was born. Focus on the Family Africa formed an initiative to find long-term sustainable solutions to the challenge of orphans and vulnerable children in Southern Africa.
We employ a three-phased approach: survive, thrive, and succeed. Our approach will take orphaned and vulnerable children from assistance with the most basic necessities of life (food, clean water, and proper sanitation) to opportunities to break the cycles of poverty through job training and micro-enterprise opportunities. We partner with Blessman International to provide food for these care points.
Currently, we are involved with six care points in KZN, working with 713 orphans and vulnerable children. We plan to expand to other areas at a later stage, once these are fully functional. By engaging Care Point managers, we can identify the real needs of the orphans and then provide holistic support involving educational, emotional, physical, environment, and care to orphans and vulnerable children.