Restoring Hope to Orphaned Children
Raise A Child Initiative in Uganda aims to provide a springboard for orphaned children to develop their learning skills, thinking skills, positive attitudes and self-love. Orphaned children often experience higher levels of stigma, psychological stress and trauma, leading to poor school attendance and educational achievement, and are at a much greater risk of abuse and mistreatment. We are collaborating with this wonderful organization to restore the hope and to provide joy to 250 children between the ages of 5 and 12 years through social story-telling, counselling, mentorship, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychological rehabilitation of their thinking. A wide range of activities will enhance their language and thinking skills, reinforce positive attitudes and self-love, as well as an appreciation of other cultures through community story-telling groups, trips to meet motivational speakers (who were orphans themselves before becoming successful), and surprise kindness gifts. The hope is that this will enhance their sense of love, confidence and self-esteem, and help them realize their full potential.