Weʼre raising £5,000 to support members of a community based organisation in Kenya to provide counselling & support to vulnerable & abused children, in schools.
- Crawley / West Sussex
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The community based organisation: Universall Lighthouse is a non profit organisation that was set up in a town called Kisumu in Kenya in October 2018. It is supported and run by members that volunteer, focusing on empowering the youths with special focus, on the girl child in education / schools and vulnerable children. There is a great need for emotional support and counselling as well as mentoring programmes, due to the culture of poverty.
Children learn to form attitudes, skills and living values that determine how well they will be adjusted as responsible adults in society, however, fundamental family support is near impossible as majority live in abject poverty, some are left as orphans, and are forced to take parental responsibility, while other live with single parents. The problem is further compounded as some of these children are forced to look for menial jobs to cater for their needs, which later expose them to early sex (child prostitution) teenage pregnancy and early marriages.
In cases of sexual abuse, getting justice for these minor victims sometimes become difficult as parents are manipulated and given money to settle the case outside the court, and since they are poor, they always oblige and even caution the child not to tell anybody of what has happened. These traumatizing experiences make these children to view the world as unsafe place and their parents as being untrustworthy.
These highlights reveal that these young children are not safe and emotion, economic and social support is very crucial for their development. Please visit the website www.Universall-Lighthouse.com to see the work been done in the schools, supporting these vulnerable girls, children / youths.
Half of your donations (£2500) will be used for the set up of an office, which is essential, for referrals and support of the community. To increase our support network, we need to increase our partnerships with organisations that can provide additional services, to deliver this needed support to more children & youths in the schools of Kisumu & surrounding slum areas.
The other half of your donations (£2500) will be used, to support & offer counselling to these vulnerable & abused children & youth. The donations will cover the costs of visiting the schools and providing a meal (rice & green grams) including basic female hygiene products. The members of ULH, are currently volunteering and sacrifice there own time and money to supply and support these young girls, children and youths.
The demand and requests for supporting & counselling these vulnerable & or abused children is increasing every visit and parents need to be educated in doing, what is right, by their children.Therefore we need additional funds to meet the demands of outreach services, not only serving the children, but supporting the parents.
Your donations, in meeting this target, will enable to support these children for up to 12 months. Thank You for your donations and bringing hope & love to these vulnerable children & youth.
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Crawley / West Sussex
I am Universal, Law of Attraction Life Coach, one of my visions is to empower women and children. I am supporting this community based organisation - Universall Lighthouse - as part of my vision. If you want to empower your life, please visit: www.UniversallCoach-Guide.com