Resident of Namuwongo, Kampala, Uganda.
Child's i Foundation aims to reduce the number of children abandoned in Kampala and to find loving homes for children who have already been abandoned, whether that be returning children to their own families and communities, or finding alternative adoptive families for the children within Uganda. The Foundation will operate in three main ways ..Prevention: tackling the root cause of abandonment by supporting new mothers considered at high risk of abandoning their children. The objective will be to try to get the women back into their own family environment as well as providing them with the skills to look after their young child and to be able to become financially self sufficient. Care: to set up, and operate a transitional Children's Centre providing high quality, short term, care for abandoned children aged 0-2. The centre will care for up to 24 babies and will provide the best possible medical and educational care as well as responding to the emotional trauma and psychological damage of abandonment. Family Placement :to resettle children back into their own families, or into caring foster / adoptive families through the establishment of a Social Work Department. Adoption by non-family, or non-related, individuals is not common in Uganda and therefore long term institution care is common. This programme will focus on raising awareness of fostering and adoption...Over the course of the year, Lucy Buck will be involved in getting the project up and running. Currently the children's home is not operational but Lucy is meeting with ministers etc and doing all that is necessary to get the charity and the home open by mid-April. She is also hiring staff and building relationships with partner organisations including Mulago hospital and Home Start.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download